German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ)
The German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin (DRFZ) focusses on the biomedical and epidemiological analyses of rheumatic diseases. It combines biological, clinical and epidemiologic research to improve treatment of rheumatic patients. The biomedical research area “Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases” aims at a molecular and cellular understanding of chronic inflammation. An exact knowledge of the cells and molecules initiating and driving chronic inflammatory diseases will allow the design of new therapies, with the ultimate goal to find a cure. The strategy is to target pathogenic cells selectively, without affecting protective immune cells.