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.

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 cardiopulmonary science and the development of novel treatments.

The Excellence Cluster was established in 2019 and will receive ~ 45 million euro funding by the DFG over the next 7 years.

The Cluster aims at 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.

CPI Executive Board and Steering Committee:

The Executive Board is responsible for the day-to day management of the CPI in terms of coordination of scientific and educational programs and budget administration.

The CPI Steering Committee is in charge of the guidelines for budget allocation as well as for the election of new members to the CPI Faculty and matters related to general management policy.