What is translation?


Translational research represents the interface between basic research and clinical development. The goal is to enable the latest findings from basic research to lead to new therapies or diagnostic procedures for patients in the shortest of times. At the same time, questions that arise during the clinical practice are fed back to basic research for systematic analysis.






Locations of German centers for health research have been selected

Fraunhofer ITEM is participating in two of the centers

The Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine will participate in two German centers for health research: the German center for pulmonary research and the German center for infection research. This is the result of a competition launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aimed at establishing a total of four German centers for health research. Two of these were founded already last year. In the centers, the best universities and non-university research institutions are to collaborate and shall contribute to accelerating the translation of research results from the laboratory into clinical practice.

In the German center for pulmonary research at the Hannover location, the Fraunhofer ITEM will participate together with the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the Leibniz University of Hannover. The application for the German center for infection research in Hannover was filed together with the MHH; the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation; Twincore; and the Center for Translational Medicine. The selected partner locations are now required to develop an overall concept for each center.

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For more details about the intended centers and locations, please refer to the BMBF press release (available in German only). 


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