Biomedicine and Bioengineering
Scientific Area Committee 1
In terms of the global competition, Dresden’s research in the fields of biomedicine and bioengineering is in the top league. Not only the research in molecular biology, cell biology and developmental biology, but in particular that on stem cells, tissue formation and regeneration has produced important insights.
Scientists carrying out fundamental research and applied research cooperate closely with one another in the BIOPOLIS Dresden, for example with clinical activities. This applies in particular to studies on the retina and in the neurosciences. Further key areas are cancer and diabetes research: ground-breaking successes have been achieved in Dresden and innovative approaches have been developed. They bring us substantially closer to improving treatment or even curing these diseases. Dresden cancer researchers, for example, are among the world’s leading radiation oncologists and are developing state-of-the-art methods of cancer therapy.
Engineers of the future will learn from biomedicine: Dresden researchers are leaders in bionanotechnology and molecular bioengineering and with the help of new biomaterials, they develop, for example, novel approaches to making molecular motors work for us, or innovative solutions for tackling future challenges.
After all, systems biology incorporates physics, computer science, mathematics and biology with one common goal: to understand the biological system as a whole. The Center for Systems Biology is the first institute for the study of integrated biological systems.