ZMB About us


The Center of Medical Biotechnology (ZMB) is an interdisciplinary scientific center of the University of Duisburg-Essen, integrating medical research at the University Hospital and natural sciences at the Campus.

The mission of the ZMB is to elucidate molecular mechanisms of disease and to turn this knowledge into medical progress. To this end the ZMB is active in key areas of basic biomedical research, and in the translation of scientific knowledge into novel drugs and diagnostic tools. Accordingly, more than 60 workgroups of the ZMB combine basic and applied biomedical sciences. Research is structured into three interdisciplinary programmes with numerous links between these programmes.

A dynamic, stimulating and collaborative research environment includes state of the art facilities and more than 600 highly educated personnel. Our interdisciplinary research crosses traditional boundaries and involves joint projects with the biotechnical and pharmaceutical industry, nanotechnology, physics and engineering.

The ZMB hosts several educational programmes in biomedical research. The Bachelor- and Master Schemes in Medical Biology prepare for a scientific career in the biomedical field and graduates have a choice of various PhD programmes.


Introducing the ZMB

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Interviews were given by Shirley Knauer, Matthias Gunzer and Alexander Rösch.

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