Pediatric Endocrinology

Karl Otfried Schwab

Cellular Innate Immunity

Philipp Henneke

Rare Blood Disorders and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Brigitte Strahm

Pediatric Sarcomas

Simone Hettmer

Hilda Biobank Freiburg

Hilda Biobank

Pediatric epilepsy

Kerstin Alexandra Klotz and Julia Jacobs

Pediatric Healthcare Research

Thorsten Langer

Improving treatment in glycogen storage diseases and fatty acid oxidation defects

Sarah Grünert

Human T cell Immunodeficiencies

Stephan Ehl

Metabolism and Cofactor Enzymology

Luciana Hannibal

Fatty acid oxidation disorders: risk stratification, disease modifiers and metabolic networks

Ute Spiekerkötter

Inherited and acquired disorders of primary and secondary hemostasis

Barbara Zieger



Rare Disease Genetics

Miriam Schmidts

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Primary Immunodeficiencies

Carsten Speckmann

Inborn errors of metabolism with a renal phenotype

Anke Schumann

Clinical Trials and Registries

Study Office

Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis

Miriam Erlacher

Epigenetic Regulation of Stem cells and Cancer

Manching Ku

Understanding Vascular Anomalies

Friedrich Kapp

Adaptive Immunity

Oktay Kirak

Neuromuscular Diseases in Children and Adolescents

Astrid Pechmann

EPIdiagnosis and EPItherapy of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Christian Flotho

Improving Intensive Care Outcomes

Hans Fuchs

Research is central to the work of the Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Our research strengths represent a wide spectrum of pediatric research. Our basic and translational research stimulates new understandings of disease mechanisms and inspires new approaches to treatment. Through our clinical research we test novel therapies which have been specifically adapted or newly developed to suit the needs of children and young people. And our healthcare research drives improvements that enable delivery of better care for children and their families in a complex and changing environment.

On the Research pages of this site, our leading researchers showcase their work. For more information about the Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, please visit our pages on the website of the Freiburg University Medical Center.

  About the Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Over €4.5 million

In 2018, the Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine received over €4.5 million in external funding and grants.


Four Collaborative Research Centers

The Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine coordinates one and participates in three further DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centers (SFBs):


200 publications

In 2020, our researchers were authors on over 200 scientific publications.


120 clinical trials & registry studies

In 2018, the Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine enrolled participants in over 120 clinical trials and register studies via our Study Office.


Research centers & networks

Researchers from the Freiburg Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine play a key role in many regional, national and international research centers and graduate colleges, including:

Recent News

MyPred website online (Erlacher group)

November 16th, 2021|

The homepage of the BMBF funded Research Consortium "MyPred: Optimizing care for young individuals with syndromes predisposing to myeloid malignancies”, coordinated by PD Dr. Miriam Erlacher, is now online here:

New publication from the Corona-Kinderstudie

October 28th, 2021|

A new paper resulting from the Corona-Kinderstudie has just been published. The paper, entitled "Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Households with Children, Southwest Germany, May–August 2020" and published in Emerging Infectious Diseases,  [...]