The focus of our research is

  • Cellular and molecular mechanism of exocytoses of mucus and surfactant of lung epithelial cells
  • Calcium storage and calcium signaltransduction of lung epithelial cells
  • Ion transport, ion channels, tight junctions and barrier function of the pulmonary epithelium
  • Mechanotransduction: stimulus-secretions-coupling, mechanical stimulation of cells
  • Development of improved cell culture methods, "lung on a chip"

The institute is member of the BIU Konsortium, the Trauma SFB (SFB 1149) and the Graduiertenkolleg PULMOSENS (GRK 2203).