Neuromuscular Diseases in Children and Adolescents

Astrid Pechmann

Adaptive Immunity

Oktay Kirak

Metabolism and Cofactor Enzymology

Luciana Hannibal

Inborn errors of metabolism with a renal phenotype

Anke Schumann

Clinical Trials and Registries

Study Office

Cellular Innate Immunity

Philipp Henneke

Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis

Miriam Erlacher

Epigenetic Regulation of Stem cells and Cancer

Manching Ku

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Primary Immunodeficiencies

Carsten Speckmann

Human T cell Immunodeficiencies

Stephan Ehl

Pediatric epilepsy

Kerstin Alexandra Klotz and Julia Jacobs

Systems Biology of Lymphocyte Behavioral Regulation

Jan Rohr

Pediatric Healthcare Research

Thorsten Langer

Inherited and acquired disorders of primary and secondary hemostasis

Barbara Zieger

EPIdiagnosis and EPItherapy of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Christian Flotho

Improving treatment in glycogen storage diseases and fatty acid oxidation defects

Sarah Grünert

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

Ute Spiekerkötter

Pediatric Endocrinology

Karl Otfried Schwab

Rare Blood Disorders and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Brigitte Strahm

Pediatric Sarcomas

Simone Hettmer

Mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation and fatty acid biosynthesis

Sara Tucci



Understanding Vascular Anomalies

Friedrich Kapp

Hilda Biobank Freiburg

Hilda Biobank

Rare Disease Genetics

Miriam Schmidts

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

New preprint: Corona-Kinderstudie results

July 23rd, 2021|

The latest results of the Corona-Kinderstudie have just been made available as a preprint; you can access it here. The preprint, entitled "Typically asymptomatic but with robust antibody formation: children's unique humoral [...]

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