Effective Therapies against lung diseases: Giving new breath

How we work

Helmholtz Zentrum München’s mission is to improve human health. Leading Science to health describes the intention of effectively developing results from basic research into precise benefits for society.

Chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer and lung fibrosis are as widespread common diseases (1) a major focus of Helmholtz Zentrum München. Environmental Health (2) is the leitmotif of our research: We investigate the relationships between man, his living conditions and his genetic predisposition. The Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) engages in translational research (3), combining basic and clinical research under one roof in order to transfer insights gained from basic research as fast as possible to medical practice for the benefit of patients. This goal is based on excellent research (4), education and training (5), technologies (6) and cooperations (7).


Leading Science To Health – the working model of Helmholtz Zentrum München results in precise benefits for society