Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology
The Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology (IKPP) is part of the Biomedical Center of the LMU Medical Faculty. At our institute, we are dedicated to basic research at the clinical interface, including the development of novel treatment strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease. To achieve these goals, one of our main missions is to strongly support translational medicine, which will accelerate the transfer of these new treatment strategies from bench to bedside.
Research activities at our institute include the pathophysiological role of cardiac ion channels in arrhythmias and heart failure, the function of neutrophils and dendritic cells in inflammation and perinatal immunology, immune cell migration and leukocyte trafficking, as well as arteriogenesis.
Further information on our working groups can be found here: https://cv.physiol.med.uni-muenchen.de/research/index.html
The Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology participates in several Collaborative Research Centers funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), focusing on TRP ion channels (TRR152), neutrophil biology (CRC TR332), and perinatal immunology (CRC TR359). Moreover, our researchers receive funding from additional sources, such as the European Research Council (ERC) and the Hans Hofschneider Foundation.
In addition to the various research activities, our staff provides teaching in General Physiology to approximately 1000 students of human medicine and dentistry each year. The academic courses are part of the preclinical training and include main lectures, seminars, and practical courses. More than 40 main lectures introduce students to the most important topics in General Physiology, such as the function of the heart, circulatory system, blood, kidney, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory system.