Objectives

  • to address major challenges to human health concerning heart, lung, liver and blood disorders, including immunity
  • to explore and develop new therapeutic concepts beyond contemporary approaches
  • to overcome conventional borders in medicine by deciphering new interrelationships between disease entities, e.g. regeneration and inflammation, degeneration and infection, or senescence and tumor development
  • to translate mechanisms of organogenesis, endogenous repair, and stem cell biology into controllable in vitro systems and into disease models with potential clinical application
  • to interconnect clinicians and biomedical researchers with physicochemical scientists and engineers
  • to integrate clinical expertise, academic research, and industrial developments
  • to further develop our scientific and translatory infrastructure
  • to train young people and to attract excellent new faculty