Research at CPC-M - From the laboratory directly to the patient

Research at CPC-M

From the laboratory directly to the patient

Find out what our scientists are working on to improve diagnosis, therapy and treatment of lung diseases step by step.

Our Research Projects

Blood samples

At the Asklepios Clinic in Gauting, the biobank team collects samples from patients with lung diseases – indispensable substances for science.

[Translate to Englisch:]  Mikroskopaufnahme einer menschlichen Lungenzelle

Clinical trials: patients and physicians together in search of ways to slow down the deterioration of the disease

Scientists at the DZL sites Munich and Hanover are searching for causes and therapies for rejection reactions after lung transplantation.

Premature infant in incubator

How can chronic lung diseases in babies be diagnosed earlier and better? DZL researchers in Munich and Giessen are on the trail of three promising proteins.

Can fluid-filled vesicles be an an important accomplice against pulmonary fibrosis and carry molecules that prevent lung scarring?


Industrial particles with toxic effects: A non-animal method could help produce safer materials.


The combination of single-cell analysis and artificial intelligence provides a unique insight into the complex aging of lung cells

Lung in the form of a light bulb, graphic

A working group at the Walther Straub Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology at LMU Munich is investigating TRP proteins as target structures for new drugs.

Lung of a man, graphic

Scientists at the DZL site Munich pursue two approaches to halt the progression of the disease and enable the lungs to regenerate.

Bronchiolus, cross section under microscope

Fibrotic lung diseases usually progress quickly. Researchers of the CPC-M are investigating a protein which could stop the collagen formation in the lung tissue – and thus the scarring.


Magnetic resonance imaging of the lung

The imaging platform of radiology at Munich University Hospital is breaking new ground in the diagnosis of lung diseases with new techniques and equipment.

The ELD research program at the DZL Munich site investigates the regeneration of lung tissue with the help of stem cells. This could be used to reduce rejection reactions.

Lung of a child, graphic with bronchioli and alveoli

In the ALLIANCE study, DZL scientists and physicians try to close gaps in knowledge regarding the pathogenesis and progression of asthma in children.

Proteasome, 3D graphic

The immunoproteasome is responsible for quality control in the cell and could therefore be a starting point for a new biomarker to predict the worsening of COPD.

A "3D model" of human lung tissue will help to model the development of ageing cells without animal experiments.


Scientists investigate: Which environmental carcinogens trigger which mutations in the lung cells? Why is the number of LUAD cases among non-smokers increasing?


child with lung disease, inhaling

Interstitial lung diseases in children are an enigma in lung medicine. The Germany-wide chILD-EU study aims to close this gap and systematically search for new therapies.

Can the anti-inflammatory effect be used to protect children from asthma? A study at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital aims to investigate this.

Heart and lobe of the lung, graphic

A research group at the CPC-M is investigating the development of scars and finds fascia function as a repository


Pulmonary alveoli, graphic

For the first time, scientists in Bavaria are comprehensively analyzing how COPD patients are treated – and how this affects the progression of the disease as well as the lives of patients.