From bench to bedside – A mission for a healthy life

From bench to bedside – A mission for a healthy life

The DRFZ investigates the long‐term outcomes of rheumatic diseases, including the impact of current treatment options, in order to inform clinical decision making, identify unmet needs and improve health care. Biomedical research identifies the cells initiating and those driving rheumatic diseases, and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Our aim is the development of improved, personalised, at best curative therapies for patients with rheumatic diseases, and their rapid translation into clinical practice.

Scientific Seminars

Research Topics at DRFZ

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

A detailed molecular understanding of the mechanisms of T lymphocyte activation and activation-induced cell fate decisions will contribute to understanding their role in the induction and perpetuation of chronic inflammation, and eventually allow a window to address them therapeutically. 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.

30 Jahre Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin Das Deutsche Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin, ein Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, wurde vor 30 Jahren, 1988, durch das Land Berlin gegründet, dem es für die vielen Jahre der großzügigen Unterstützung und konstruktiven Begleitung zu großem Dank verpflichtet ist.