Germany Bad Nauheim

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

Lung Development and Remodelling

Brief overview

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim is an interdisciplinary research institution with international staff and works on various model systems by making use of the latest cutting-edge technologies. It focused on Heart and Lung Research and investigates the structure and working of the heart, blood vessels and lungs. Our main goals are to improve understanding of the pathogenesis of lung and heart diseases, particularly pulmonary hypertension, in order to develop novel therapeutic strategies, and to teach clinical and scientific academics.

Research areas

Acute Lung Injury (ALI)\Cell biology\Epigenetics\Lung cancer\Pulmonary hypertension

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

The institute is equipped with state-of-the-art core facilities including services in next generation sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics, cytometry, microscopy, animal facility, small animal imaging, and human lung tissue preparations. Furthermore, it is fully equipped with all the required tools to perform biochemical, molecular biology and cell culture studies.

Research funding/resources

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

Links to non-academic sector

The institute has close collaborations with pharmaceutical industry and biotech start-ups in several fields of cardiopulmonary medicine and research.

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

Currently about 400 employees are recruited from all over the world, thus creating an inspiring international working atmosphere. We offer multiple services to foreign scientists to cope with the obstacles they face when moving to Bad Nauheim and working at our institute. In Particular:
– We offer International Staff Services that offers advice, support and information on all non-academic matters before, during and after your stay in Bad Nauheim,
– Extensive advanced training programme: opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills, essential professional guidance on obtaining research funding
– Other support: Attendance of annual conferences, Internal training for employees (e.g. communication and methodological skills).

HR Excellence in Research – EU award