"The future of health lies in convergence i.e. the integration of life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, and information technology. This approach has the potential to lead to medical and technological breakthroughs and thus economic and societal impact, but requires intense transdisciplinary collaboration."

Sharp and Hockfield (2017): Convergence: The future of health, in: Science 355 (6325)

Healthcare is changing. In our modern and aging societies, diseases are on a constant rise. New cases of cancer are expected ...

Integrated research approaches for breakthrough technologies have the chance to fundamentally change the way we ...

Multidisciplinary research is generally set-up to integrate various indications with platforms for diagnostics, drugs, ...

Carl Ludwig was a Leipzig physician and physiologist who pioneered a holistic, basic science-guided approach to human health.

In Leipzig, our existing research teams offer an exceptionally strong base for the sustainable translation of scientific innovation into ...

The center will support the development of new biomedical technologies from idea to bench, and from bench to bedside.

Interested in participation?

Please contact: Jens Meiler or Thomas Neumuth

As part of the structural changes aligned with the societal exit from coal mining, a competitive multi-stage process has begun to design and establish a new research center in the region of Leipzig. This center will be substantial with a budget of up to € 170 Mn/a and an expected staff of ca. 1500. Ultimately, this research center will contribute to converting the Central German coalfield region around Leipzig into a high-tech region.

We work on the concept "Leipzig Center for Medicine Innovation" supported by the universities, the clinics, and many research institutes in the Leipzig region. The proposal will be backed by more than 50 of the region's most vital research groups and engage strategic partners elsewhere. We meld the region's existing strengths in computer science (scalable data/machine learning), basic and biomedical research into innovation.

The research center will provide strategies to translate new ideas into intellectual property, market-ready prototypes, and training opportunities in the fields of diagnostics, drugs, and devices. Innovation and translation engage the most vital partners in the regions such as Max Planck Institutes, Helmholtz Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes and the City of Leipzig. This integrated proof of concept center will deliver a complete value chain that ultimately needs to attract companies, promote startups, and deliver sustainable growth.

Our Partners

  • Universität Leipzig
  • Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
  • Klinikum St. Georg
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie (IZI)
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften (MPI-MiS)
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (MPI-CBS)