Further Research Platforms

The diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the research at the Johannes Gutenberg University is clearly demonstrated by the numerous internal initiatives in which the researchers get involved. Some are formal, some informal, allowing the researchers to work in interdisciplinary manner. These structures include, for example, interdisciplinary research platforms and a wide-ranging spectrum of interdisciplinary working groups.

German Resilience Center (DRZ) ...
Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed) ...


Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung (LIR) gGmbH
(ex. Deutsches Resilienz-Zentrum (DRZ))

The German Resilience Center (Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum, DRZ) was a central research institution of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and its University Medical Center. Formally established in July 2014, it became a member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in 2020. Its aim is to contribute to a better understanding of resilience – an individual’s ability to adapt to stress or adversity. The LIR's tripartite approach, which combines basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and social science, uniquely addresses one of the most important public health challenges of modern, knowledge-based societies. The LIR is the first dedicated research institution in Europe that aims to tackle these challenges and to fill an important gap in our knowledge and understanding of resilience.


Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed)

Within the biomedical sciences in Germany there is a striking discrepancy between internationally competitive basic research and poorly developed patient-oriented and clinical research. Thus, there is a critical need for graduate programs that train young medical and natural science graduates in basic and translational research to enable them to become future leaders in the fields of biomedicine and translational research, in academia as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed) addresses this need by providing an integrated, multidisciplinary training curriculum in all aspects of translational medicine. The training program consists of a Pre-TransMed phase, a Core-TransMed phase and a Post-TransMed phase. Besides awarding a MD-PhD/PhD in "Translational Biomedicine" TransMed offers unique features for both clinician scientists and natural scientists.

TransMed is jointly run by four faculties of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: the University Medical Center, the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Geosciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Media, and Sports.

Dr. Petra M. Schwarz
Program Coordinator
Langenbeckstr. 2, Bldg. 907, Room 568
55131 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 17-9149