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The goal of Biomedicine is to use a variety of life science research approaches to benefit human health. Basic research feeds into translational research, which extends into clinical trials and medical applications. Prominent biomedical research areas in Dresden include immunology, metabolism, tumour biology, neuroscience, bone research, and germ-cell biology, and there is a special emphasis on stem- and progenitor-cell research. To address the great complexity of basic and disease-related mechanisms and factors, we use a wide range of tools, including high-end microscopy and other imaging and cell-sorting methods, sophisticated mouse manipulation including humanized animal models, iPS and other stem cell technologies, molecular approaches, and innovative screening technologies.

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Research Groups


Marius Ader Group

TUD CRTD Development of cell-based therapies for the treatment of retinopathies

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Hayder Amin Group

DZNE, TUD CRTD Plasticity Models for Aging and Neurodegeneration

Michael Bachmann Group

HZDR Tumorimmunology

Andreas Birkenfeld Group

TUD Medical Campus Regulation of Energy Homeostasis


Ezio Bonifacio Group

TUD CRTD Regenerative Therapies for Diabetes

Martin Bornhäuser Group

TUD Medical Campus Biology of adult stem cells: clinical relevance for leukemia and stem cell transplantation

Stefan R. Bornstein Group

TUD Medical Campus Intercellular crosstalk in the endocrine system


Frank Buchholz Group

TUD Medical Campus Functional genomics in mammalian cells: applications to cancer- and stem cell- biology

Triantafyllos Chavakis Group

TUD Medical Campus Regulation of vascular inflammation in immunity and metabolic disease

Denis Corbeil Group

TUD BIOTEC Organization and Dynamics of Plasma Membrane Protrusions: From Cell Biology to Regenerative Therapy

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Ünal Coskun Group

TUD PLID Membrane Biochemistry of Cell Signaling

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Alexander Dalpke Group

TUD Medical Campus Infection & Immunity, Microbiome Studies

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Ali El-Armouche Group

TUD MTZ Novel therapeutic approaches for the prevention of lethal arrhythmias and heart failure progression

Björn Falkenburger Group

TUD Medical Campus Cell biology of neurodegenerative diseases

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Kaomei Guan Group

TUD MTZ Application of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells in disease modelling

Andreas Hermann Group

TUD Medical Campus How human neurons get sick: Disease modeling of neurodegenerative diseases using hIPSCs

Lorenz Hofbauer Group

TUD Medical Campus Translational Bone Biology Research

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Rolf Jessberger Group

TUD MTZ Chromosome Dynamics and Hematopoietic Cell Biology


Mike Karl Group

DZNE, TUD CRTD Unraveling mechanisms of neuronal degeneration and regeneration in the retina


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Gerd Kempermann Group

TUD CRTD Adult neurogenesis


Karsten Kretschmer Group

TUD CRTD Molecular and Cellular Immunology/Focus Immune Regulation

Min Ae Lee-Kirsch Group

TUD Medical Campus Molecular genetics of autoimmune diseases

Dirk Lindemann Group

TUD MTZ Molecular and cell biology of retrovirus-host cell interactions – Development and application of retroviral gene transfer and drug screening systems

Barbara Ludwig Group

TUD Medical Campus, TUD PLID Development of novel therapeutic options for diabetes mellitus type 1

Henning Morawietz Group

TUD MTZ Endothelium and cardiovascular diseases


Nikolay Ninov Group

TUD CRTD, TUD PLID From pancreatic β-cell biology to drug discovery for Diabetes

Martina Rauner Group

TUD Medical Campus Cell and molecular principles of integrative bone biology

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Natalia Rodríguez Muela Group

DZNE, CRTD Selective neuronal vulnerability in neurodegenerative diseases

Axel Roers Group

TUD MTZ Mechanisms controlling immune responses

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Bernd Schröder Group

TUD MTZ Proteolytic control of membrane trafficking and signal transduction

Michael Sieweke Group

TUD CRTD Stem Cell and Macrophage Biology

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Michele Solimena Group

TUD PLID Cell Biology of Pancreatic Beta Cells


Stephan Speier Group

TUD PLID Islet Cell Physiology


Jared Sterneckert Group

TUD CRTD iPS Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease

Achim Temme Group

TUD Medical Campus Experimental Neurosurgery

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Tomohisa Toda Group

DZNE Nuclear architecture in the long-term maintenance of brain function and brain aging

Ben Wielockx Group

TUD Medical Campus The role of oxygen sensors during physiological and pathological processes in mice

Sebastian Zeißig Group

TUD CRTD Mucosal Immunology