Germany Borstel

Forschungszentrum Borstel – Leibniz Lungenzentrum

Priority Area Infections / Priority Area Asthma & Allergy

Brief Overview

The Borstel Research Center is the Lung Research Center of the Leibniz Association. It investigates diseases associated with civilization such as asthma and allergies as well as lung infections, especially tuberculosis (TB). The overriding goal of the basically interdisciplinary and translational research activities is to elucidate the causes and mechanisms of infectious and non-infectious chronic inflammatory diseases of the lung in order to derive new innovative concepts for their prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

Research Areas

Asthma\Cell biology\Immunology\Infection\Tuberculosis – TB

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\ European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

BSL3 Lab; BSL3 animal facility (FACS, Biostatistics, IVIS) BSL2 facility, Animal breeding facility; National Reference Center for Mycobacteria; NMR; MS; Atomic Force Microscopy; Device for tobacco smoking of mice; Lung clinic;

Research funding/Resources

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung); German Science Foundation (DFG); EDCTP; EU H2020; EUFP7 and others

Links to non-academic sector

– Lung clinic for treatment of pulmonary diseases including TB, COPD and Lung cancer

– Techtransfer office

– Brandenburg Antiinfectiva Start-up

Experience hosting international researchers, career development & training programmes, outreach activities

6 DAAD PhD Students in the last 5 years Humboldt Professor (India) Training program Moldavia, Namibia, Gambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Romania, Kirgistan and other TB inducing countries

HR Excellence in Research – EU award