German Centres for Health Research - DZG

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The German Centres for Health Research (DZG) were founded to combat common diseases more effectively. These include cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases and diabetes. The DZG are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the participating federal states. 

The aim is to promote interdisciplinary cooperation between physicians and scientists from university and non-university institutions and to bring new research results more quickly to the patient. Efficient translation can thus improve the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of individual disease courses.

There are currently 33 DZG locations in 14 federal states. The German Centres for Health Research are: 

  • DKTK - German Cancer Consortium
  • DZD - German Centre for Diabetes Research
  • DZHK - German Centre for Cardiovascular Research
  • DZIF - German Centre for Infection Research
  • DZL - German Centre for Lung Research
  • DZNE - German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Synergie - the joint magazine of the DZG

Under the motto "Research for Health" the joint magazine of the DZG is published twice a year. Each issue of "Synergie" is dedicated to a specific topic. The scientists provide readers with exciting insights into projects and successes in translational research. Here you will find all previous issues and articles.

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Awarded with the PrintAward BERLINER TYPE

The expressive design of the magazine "SYNERGIE - Research for Health" shows with intensive colorfulness, with precision and liveliness the variety and depth of the research topics with which the German Centers for Health Research are working to combat the major common diseases. Further information can be found here.