About BREATH

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH IN ENDSTAGE AND OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE HANNOVER

 

Lung diseases are, not only in Germany but throughout the world, one of the most frequent causes of death and disease and constitute an immense and growing burden on the health systems.

For most of the chronic lung diseases there are currently hardly any effective therapeutic approaches. The areas of research focus in Hannover lie in the endstage and obstructive lung diseases. Using state-of-the-art technology, BREATH characterizes patients with obstructive lung diseases, in order to establish therapeutic approaches and prevention strategies and personalized medicine for the patient.

The BREATH research network unites in a unique way internationally recognized expertise in translational pulmonary medicine. Well established animal model systems as well as clinical studies, based on large patient cohorts and carried out to the highest standards, are employed.

Site Management

The Site Director, and at the same time Director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Hannover Medical School, is Prof. Dr. Tobias Welte. Together with Prof. Dr. Dr. Axel Haverich, Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen and Prof. Dr. Norbert Krug, he makes up the Management Board of BREATH.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Welte is also Member of the Board of Directors of the German Center for Lung Research.

        Managment

        Under the direction of Dr. Annegret Zurawski, Inga Kwapniewska and Anne Hösel coordinate the research network BREATH and the Hannover site of the DZL. It is their responsibility to create the best possible conditions for optimum networking and cooperation among the researchers.

        BREATH Office

        Managment
        Dr. Annegret Zurawski
        +49 (0) 511 532 – 5192
        Zurawski.Annegret@mh-hannover.de

         

        Assistent to the Managing Director
        Inga Kwapniewska
        +49 (0) 511 532 – 5193
        Kwapniewska.Inga@mh-hannover.de 

         

        Project Coordinator & Financial Management
        Anne Hösel
        +49 (0) 511 532 – 5194
        Hoesel.Anne@mh-hannover.de

         

        Scientific Project Manager
        Dr. Claudia Davenport
        +49 (0) 511 532 – 3694
        Davenport.Claudia@mh-hannover.de