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Rare Blood Disorders and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Brigitte Strahm

Pediatric epilepsy

Kerstin Alexandra Klotz and Julia Jacobs

Inborn errors of metabolism with a renal phenotype

Anke Schumann

Pediatric Endocrinology

Karl Otfried Schwab

Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis

Miriam Erlacher

Systems Biology of Lymphocyte Behavioral Regulation

Jan Rohr

Human T cell Immunodeficiencies

Stephan Ehl

Pediatric Sarcomas

Simone Hettmer

Adaptive Immunity

Oktay Kirak

Inherited and acquired disorders of primary and secondary hemostasis

Barbara Zieger

Neuromuscular Diseases in Children and Adolescents

Astrid Pechmann

Understanding Vascular Anomalies

Friedrich Kapp

Rare Disease Genetics

Miriam Schmidts

Pediatric Healthcare Research

Thorsten Langer

Cellular Innate Immunity

Philipp Henneke

Epigenetic Regulation of Stem cells and Cancer

Manching Ku

Clinical Trials and Registries

Study Office

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Primary Immunodeficiencies

Carsten Speckmann

EPIdiagnosis and EPItherapy of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Christian Flotho

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 2018, our researchers were authors on almost 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

Otto Westphal Thesis Prize: Julia Kolter

August 4th, 2020|

Dr Julia Kolter, from Philipp Henneke's research group, has won the Otto Westphal Thesis Prize for 2020. The prize is awarded annually by the German Society for Immunology (DGFI) to the best dissertation [...]

New publications

July 10th, 2020|

The Study Office publishes a 4-monthly newsletter (in German) with comprehensive information about clinical trials and registry studies at the ZKJ. The July 2020 issue of the newsletter includes the following publications from researchers [...]