Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

Further Information on the Thematic Field

Teach me and I listen, tell me and I remember, involve me and I learn“ – The Helmholtz Research School “Lung Biology and Disease”

Lung diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide, and the trend is increasing. The cause is largely unknown; however, changes in lifestyle and pollutants are contributing factors. The thematic track “Lung Biology and Disease“ in HELENA is offered by the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC), a translational center for lung research. Graduate students who 
like to complete their doctorate in the field of chronic lung research can go through a structured and specialized degree program here.

The scientific focus at the interface of basic and translational research is as follows:

  • At the CPC the molecular mechanisms that play a role in the pathogenesis and course of chronic lung diseases are elucidated.
  • Important methods of molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, chemistry and clinical medicine are integrated into the research in order to develop diagnostic or therapeutic approaches for chronic lung diseases.
  • The CPC develops innovative application approaches to optimized therapy in chronic lung diseases.

The interdisciplinary and focused scientific structure of the research school “Lung Biology and Disease“ offers doctoral training of the highest quality and optimally prepares students for a successful career in medical, academic and industrial fields.

In line with the adage of Benjamin Franklin, “Teach me and I listen, tell me and I remember, involve me and I learn“, which the research school has chosen as its motto, the doctoral students will be included in planning and organization at all levels of their training. They can help shape framework conditions in the research school directly.

Course attendance should be submitted to Doreen Franke

CPC Research School Training Programs

Credit Points: Depending on workload

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Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 am

ZAUM Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Biweekly, Tuesday, ZAUM seminar room, Gebäude 653, Biedersteiner Str. 29, 80802 Munich (TUM Campus Dermatologie)

ZAUM Journal Club

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Mondays, Comprehensive Pneumology Center

Weekly Group Seminar Hilgendorff

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Refer website

UNIKA-T Speaker Series

Credit Points: 2 HE

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Every third Monday of a month, 14-15.30 pm, UNIKA-T, Seminar room U1.040, Neusässer Str. 47, 86156 Augsburg

IEM Lecture Series

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Every other Monday (08:30 am); seminar room IAF

IAF Internal Seminar and Journal Club

Credit Points: 3 HE/term

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Thursday, 9:00 – 10:30 am, building 22, room 131

Translational Immunology

Credit Points: 5 HE/term

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