Welcome to the website of the BREATH research network.

BREATH (BiomedicalResearch in End-stage and obstructive Lung Disease Hannover) uniquely unites internationally recognized expertise in translational respiratory medicine. The research network consists of the four strong partners Hannover Medical School, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Fraunhofer ITEM and CAPNETZ FOUNDATION.

BREATH is one of the five sites of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL).

Dear Patients,

Involving patients and their families in the activities of BREATH is an important part of our work.


The BREATH scientists frequently publish their research results in international scientific journals. All publications of our scientists, published since the inception of BREATH and DZL, in the field of lung research can be found here.