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Research Focus

The scope of research at the university encompasses three scientific fields that form the backbone of our work:

Computer Science
Life Sciences

Presently, this effort is complemented by research in two emerging fields, namely engineering and cultural studies.


The medical faculty of our university specialises on many fronts and is ready to face the enormous challenges posed by 21st century medicine. Clearly defined fields of research, fostering of innovative approaches in-house, and providing a lively framework for research set the foundations for excellence. The outstanding research stems not only from our focus on specific fields, but also from the strong interdisciplinary emphasis in Lübeck.

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Computer Science

This faculty encompasses eleven institutes that delve into a host of fields. The common thread among all these is their multidisciplinary content stemming from medicine, engineering and natural sciences at the university.
Moreover, this faculty makes a valuable contribution to the Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences, which is at the crossroads of computer science, medicine and natural sciences.

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Life Sciences

In this field at the university, we emphasise infections & inflammations, by participating in the Inflammation at Interfaces Cluster of Excellence and the Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences. Moreover, we also delve into biomedical engineering, where the research spans the whole spectrum from anaesthetics to zygospores.

We also foster lively joint research with partners such as the Research Center Borstel.


The intensive medical engineering research conducted at the university is enhanced by technical issues encountered in the field of computer science. This has given rise to the discipline of engineering, which is growing in close cooperation with other scientific institutions on the campus, chiefly the University of Applied Sciences.

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Cultural Studies

The multifaceted history of our Hanseatic City Lübeck, with numerous museums and collections, is an exciting place for research in the field of cultural studies, especially the history of medicine and science research.

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Research Focus

The emphasis here is on microbial noxae and inflammatory reactions. This field is pursued by eight institutes and four clinics, and is a part of the Inflammation at Interfaces Cluster of Excellence.

The focus is on researching the interrelationships between CNS regulation, the endocrine system, and metabolism, as well as normal and disturbed behaviour.

This field addresses imaging and signal and image computing for diagnostics and therapeutics at the cellular and organ level.

Research Programmes Medicine

In the last three years, the completion of the human genome project and major technical advances have revolutionised the genetics of complex diseases.


Tue, 27-01-2015
Notfallmedizinische Techniken im Notarztdienst

Antrittsvorlesung von Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Günther Mathiak am 27. Januar (17 Uhr, Hörsaal T1, Transistorium)

Wed, 28-01-2015
Ontologien und Informationssysteme

Antrittsvorlesung von Prof. Dr. Ralf Möller am 28. Januar (18:15 Uhr, Hörsaal AM4, Audimax)

Tue, 03-02-2015
Vererbt, aber wie?

Missing heritability - Antrittsvorlesung von Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Katja Lohmann am 3. Februar (18 Uhr, Hörsaal T1, Transistorium)

Tue, 10-02-2015
Ist Schlaf wirklich die beste Medizin?

Schichtdienst im Immunsystem - Antrittsvorlesung von Dr. med. Tanja Lange am 10. Februar (18 Uhr, Hörsaal T1, Transistorium)

Thu, 26-02-2015
International 5th Annual Cluster Symposium

Inflammation at Interfaces - a three-day meeting to explore the challenges of translating the new insights of the etiology of chronic inflammatory disorders into the clinics. (Feb 26-28, 2015, Kiel)