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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, tumor 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

Hayder Amin Group

DZNE, TUD CRTD Biohybrid Neuroelectronics (BIONICS) Lab

Michael Bachmann Group

HZDR Tumorimmunology

Nadine Bernhardt Group

TUD Medical Campus Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders

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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

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Henrik Bringmann Group

TUD BIOTEC How to regenerate during sleep


Frank Buchholz Group

TUD Medical Campus Functional genomics & Genome Surgery

Triantafyllos Chavakis Group

TUD Medical Campus Innate Immunity and Immunometabolism

Denis Corbeil Group

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

Ünal Coskun Group

TUD PLID Membrane Biochemistry of Cell Signaling

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Natalie Dye Group

TUD PoL Biophysics of epithelial growth and tumorigenesis

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Ali El-Armouche Group

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

Mohamed Elgendy Group

TUD Medical Campus Metabolic alterations in cancer

Björn Falkenburger Group

TUD Medical Campus Cell biology of neurodegenerative diseases

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Maria Fedorova Group

TUD Medical Campus Lipid Metabolism: Analysis and Integration


Anke Fuchs Group

TUD CRTD Development of Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

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Hanno Glimm Group

TUD Medical Campus Translational Medical Oncology: Understanding and targeting alterations in cancer

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Kaomei Guan Group

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

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

DZNE, TUD CRTD Adult neurogenesis

Franziska Knopf Group

TUD CRTD Biology of bone regeneration


Karsten Kretschmer Group

TUD CRTD Molecular and Cellular Immunology/Focus Immune Regulation

Min Ae Lee-Kirsch Group

TUD Medical Campus Molecular genetics of autoinflammatory and 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

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Andreas Linkermann Group

TUD Medical Campus Cell Death

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


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Nikolay Ninov Group

TUD CRTD, TUD PLID Organogenesis and regeneration of hormonal circuits in islets

Anna Poetsch Group

TUD BIOTEC Genome specificity of DNA damage and mutagenesis

Martina Rauner Group

TUD Medical Campus Cell and molecular principles of integrative bone biology

Natalia Rodríguez Muela Group

DZNE, TUD CRTD Selective neuronal vulnerability in neurodegenerative diseases

Axel Roers Group

TUD MTZ Mechanisms controlling immune responses

Mirko Schmidt Group

TUD Medical Campus Understanding the brain and curing its diseases

Bernd Schröder Group

TUD MTZ Proteolytic control of membrane trafficking and signal transduction

Michael Sieweke Group

TUD CRTD Stem Cell and Macrophage Biology

Michele Solimena Group

TUD PLID Cell Biology of Pancreatic Beta Cells


Stephan Speier Group

TUD PLID Islet of Langerhans Physiology in the Pathogenesis and Therapy of Diabetes

Charlotte Steenblock Group

TUD Medical Campus Adrenal stem cells and their role in stress


Jared Sterneckert Group

TUD CRTD iPS Cells and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Achim Temme Group

TUD Medical Campus Tumor-Targeting Nanoparticles, Natural Killer Cell Biology & Immunotherapy

Tomohisa Toda Group

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

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Ben Wielockx Group

TUD Medical Campus Hypoxia pathway proteins in health and disease

Alexander Wurm Group

TUD Medical Campus The interplay between non-coding RNAs and the epigenome – a map for precision oncology?

Sebastian Zeißig Group

TUD CRTD Inflammation and Carcinogenesis