UGMLC Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center

The lung is an “ecosystem” of its own. It is involved in an ongoing exchange with the environment, functions differently from all other inner organs and has its own pattern of diseases. The LOEWE centre UGMLC researches lung diseases: from acute ailments such as pulmonary infections through chronic complaints such as asthma to lung cancer. The research focuses on the molecular signalling pathways that underlie diseases which affect the lungs and respiratory tracts. This is taken as the starting point for the development of innovative therapeutic concepts as UGMLC sees itself as a research and treatment centre that brings together research and clinical competences. The aim is to enhance the molecular-based, customised and individualised diagnosis and therapy of ailments affecting the lungs and respiratory tracts.

LOEWE Research Centre


  • Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim

Fields of study

  • (Bio)Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Signalling
  • Developmental biology

Funding period

since 2010

Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr. Werner Seeger,
    Justus Liebig University Giessen


  • Gießen
  • Marburg

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