Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Heart and Lung Research and its predecessor have a long and rich scientific history and have made a strong impact on different research areas in cardiovascular biology and medicine. For several decades the institute was home of the German Cardiology Society and helped to lay the foundations of modern research-orientated cardiology in Germany. Moreover, the former clinical department of the institute, the Kerckhoff Hospital, became one of Germany’s leading heart centres.


Michael Potente:

Today’s Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research emerged from the former MPI for Physiological and Clinical Research and has four departments and three independent junior research groups. It is part of major research alliances focusing on various aspects of cardiovascular and lung disease. These include several DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centres as well as the DFG / BMBF sponsored Excellence Cluster ECCPS. Furthermore, it plays a pivotal role in several state-sponsored LOEWE initiatives and is an integral part of the prestigious German Centres for Cardiovascular and Lung Research. The MPI also runs the International Max Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research, which recruits highly talented junior scientists from all over the world and conducts extensive scientific trainings.