From bench to bedside – A mission for a healthy life

From bench to bedside – A mission for a healthy life

The DRFZ has been on the trail of rheumatism since 1988 and is one of the internationally leading institutes in the field of immunology, experimental rheumatology and rheumatism epidemiology and has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 2009. More about us

Research Topics at DRFZ

Scientific Seminars

PhD and MD students
Scientific researchers
Administration and infrastructure staff

Working at the DRFZ

The DRFZ is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against race, gender or ability. Applications from under-represented groups who meet the recruitment requirements are especially welcome.


Research Groups


Baumgrass lab

Regulation of cytokine expression in different T cell subsets

T lymphocytes are a crucial part of the adaptive immune system and play an important role in pathogen defense. However, their malfunction is related to various autoimmune and allergic disorders. read more

Leibniz ScienceCampus Berlin Chronic Inflammation

Investigating the causes of chronic inflammation

Doctors and researchers at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Leibniz-Institute Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin have been working together since 2016 to investigate the wide-ranging causes of chronic inflammation and to find new ways to treat these diseases. The Leibniz Association has established the Leibniz ScienceCampus Chronic Inflammation and is supporting it with 1.2 million euros for 4 years.