The scope of research at the university encompasses three scientific fields that form the backbone of our work:
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the last three years, the completion of the human genome project and major technical advances have revolutionised the genetics of complex diseases.
This field was initiated in 2008 upon founding of the Academic Centre for Population Medicine and Health Service Research.
Sei Du selbst die Veränderung, die Du in der Welt sehen willst -Eine Entscheidungshilfe aus der Hirnforschung
Die Zukunft? Das Ende? Oder doch nur ein großer Hype? - Antrittsvorlesung von Dr. Floris Ernst am 26. Mai (17 Uhr, Hörsaal AM 4)