• "Biobanks can help you accelerate your career"

    How data and samples from the DZHK collection can help your research - Dr Wesley Abplanalp talks about this in an interview.

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  • Mission

    The most important goal of the DZHK is to make research findings available as quickly as possible to all patients in Germany and to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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01.03.2023 Research News >

Aircraft noise increases damage from myocardial infarction

A heart attack heals worse in mice and humans when they are exposed to aircraft noise, a Mainz research team found.

28.02.2023 Research News >

Diet and sports against inflammation

Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, combined with exercise, has a positive effect on inflammation in older people, a team from DIfE in Potsdam found.

24.02.2023 Research News >

Damaging immune cells in hypertension

High blood pressure damages the heart, brain and blood vessels. The immune system plays an important role in this, writes Suphansa Sawamiphak from the Max Delbrück Center in the scientific journal "Cardiovascular Research".

17.02.2023 Research News >

Underestimated tiny creatures: Miniproteins step into the research spotlight

Researchers are only gradually discovering what miniproteins actually can do: What is clear is that the evolutionarily young "minis" "talk" to older proteins - an indication that their influence on evolution could be greater than previously assumed.

16.02.2023 News >

European funders commit over five million euros for collaborative research to tackle cardiovascular diseases

The British Heart Foundation, the DZHK and the Dutch Heart Foundation are joining forces to support four international teams of scientists.

Deadline 31.03.2023 Call >

DZHK establishes two central biobanks - cooperation partners welcome

Currently, 250,000 biospecimens are stored at 60 sites - they are to be centralised in two biobanks. The DZHK will invest €2 million over the next five years. Applications are now open to all national biobanks.

Deadline 22.03.2023 Jobs >


The DZHK office is looking for reinforcement for its team in the heart of Berlin! We offer a part-time position as a coordinator in science administration. Apply now and become part of the great DZHK community!