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About CPI

Within the CPI researchers from the universities of Giessen und Frankfurt and of the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have joined forces:

  • JLU: Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
    Focus: Cardiopulmonary Vasculature and Respiratory System
  • MPI: Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research Bad Nauheim
    Focus: Heart, Lung and Vessel Development and Remodeling
  • JWGU: Goethe University Frankfurt
    Focus: Cardiovascular Biology

The CPI consists of basic, clinical and translationally-oriented researchers and experts, which joined forces to understand cardio-pulmonary diseases and to find new treatments. They already made groundbreaking contributions to cardio-pulmonary science and the development of novel treatments.

The Excellence Cluster was established in 2019 and will receive funding by the DFG over the next 7 years.

Our Mission

The Cluster aims at basic and translational research. Our interdisciplinary team allows us to study mechanisms of cardio-pulmonary diseases in model systems ranging from cell culture experiments to animal models and to combine these results with clinical data.

Importantly, we are well equipped to carry out translational studies validating our basic research results in patients in the clinical setting. Moreover, physician-scientists of the CPI are intensely involved in clinical studies at every stage to evaluate novel therapeutics and therapies.

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