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.
Leibniz Lung Center - Two priority research areas, translationally linked to a medical clinic, focus on the control (CONTROL) and treatment (CARE) of civilization-associated and infectious lung diseases. PRAAA, priority research area asthma and allergy; PRAI, priority research area infections.
The Leibniz Lung Centre in keywords:
The FZB stands for cooperative excellence with relevance for lung health. A short synopsis about our achievements in the past years can be found here: synopsis