The new Biomedical Center joins several large institutes and chairs of the Medical Faculty of the LMU Munich with preclinical, clinical-theoretical and clinical expertise. These includes the Chairs of Molecular Biology, Physiological Chemistry, Cell Biology (Anatomy III) and Metabolic Biochemistry as well as the Institutes for Physiology, Immunology, Clinical Neuroimmunology and the Walter-Brendel-Center of Experimental Medicine.
BMC research focuses on epigenetics, DNA damage protection, the dynamics of cellular structure and differentation, in particular the development and interconnection of nerve cells. These areas of basic research are complemeted with applied topics like neurogenesis, neurodegeneration and neuronal regeneration. Moreover, BMC scientists explore how cells cooperate during the immune response and how cells adapt under various conditions of cardiovasular physiology, such as angiogenesis.