Germany Neuherberg

Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen GmbH

Institute of Lung Biology and Disease (ILBD)

Brief Overview

Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen is the German Research Center for Environmental Health. It investigates important common diseases which develop from the interaction of lifestyle, environmental factors and personal genetic background, focusing particularly on diabetes mellitus, allergies and chronic lung diseases. Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.

Research Areas

COPD\Environmental medicine and lung diseases\Fibrosis\Immunology \Lung cancer

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\ European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

The focus of our institute is translational research of chronic non-communicable diseases. The functional wet laboratory space for molecular and cell biology research consists of more than 1500 m2 of wet laboratory space, an additional 450 m2 for an outpatient unit that is dedicated to the asservation of clinical samples from patients with chronic lung disease. Further, it is equipped with all the required tools to perform unbiased screening approaches, as well as targeted analysis, such as quantification of lung morphologies using design-based stereology such as the airspace enlargement (Lm), surface area or number of alveoli.

Research funding/Resources

Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. Our Institute ILBD is a member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), so that we are founded by the HMGU as well as by the DZL. The yearly basic budget of the year 2020 accounts approx. for 770.000 €.

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

Our employees come from almost 80 different countries. Methods, results and ideas are actively exchanged among our research units in order to produce innovative solutions Interdisciplinary. We offer scientists:
– Family-friendly, flexible working hours,
– Two mentoring programs for female executives,
– International Staff Services that offers advice, support and information on all non-academic matters before, during and after your stay in Munich, and
– extensive advanced training programme in basic knowledge relevant to science as well as for the acquisition of interdisciplinary qualifications in management, leadership and communication.

HR Excellence in Research – EU award

No