Leibniz Science Campus Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung (EvoLUNG)

The newly established Leibnitz Science Campus “Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung” (EvoLUNG) is the first centre for evolutionary medicine in Germany.

It is based on a joint effort of the Research Center Borstel (FZB), Kiel University (CAU) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI-EB). The overall objective of EvoLUNG is an enhanced understanding of serious lung diseases in consideration of the underlying evolutionary principles. This specific view may be used to develop new therapies for diseases such as asthma, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis or chronic bronchitis. EvoLUNG thus creates an unparalleled interdisciplinary research environment in the field of evolutionary medicine.

Contact information

  • Speaker
    Prof. Stefan Niemann
    Molecular and Experimental Mycobacteriology
    Research Center Borstel
    Tel.: +49 (0) 4537-188-7620
    Email: sniemann@fz-borstel.de
  • Vice-Speaker
    Prof. Hinrich Schulenburg
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics
    Zoological Institute, Kiel University
    Tel.: +49 (0) 431-880-4141
    Email: hschulenburg@zoologie.uni-kiel.de