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Rudolf Buchheim Institute of Pharmacology

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The Rudolf Buchheim Institute of Pharmacology is a long-standing institution at the medical faculty of the university of Giessen with an old and changeful history. The members of the institute teach the entire spectrum of nowadays drugs which are applied to humans. This includes basic knowledge of the compounds, their proposed mechanisms of actions up to the disease-centred clinical application according to evidence-based guide lines. Since 2007 research mainly covers immunopharmacology with a focus on molecular mechanisms of inflammatory cell reactions. Our laboratory uses a broad spectrum of carefully established molecular techniques to study signaling processes from the plasma membrane down to the nucleus at the level of chromatin. Our aim is to achieve a better understanding of inflammatory signaling networks and their physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of regulation. We believe that basic pharmacological science of this kind is instrumental for the identification of innovative new targets for anti-inflammatory drugs. In both, teaching and research, we have multiple local, regional and international interactions with other teachers and research colleagues. Another major goal for all of us is to train young scientists at all levels (electives, bachelor, master, phD, MD) in experimental basic research in our laboratory.

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Rudolf Buchheim Institute of Pharmacology
Biomedical Research Center Seltersberg                      
Schubertstrasse 81
35392 Giessen
How to find us!  
Tel.: +49 (0)641 99-47601
Fax: +49 (0)641 99-47619


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Contact persons

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Michael Kracht 

Tel.: +49 (0)641 99-47600
Fax: +49 (0)641 99-47619


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Deputy Managing Director 

Akad. Oberrat Dr. Knut Beuerlein

Tel.: +49 (0)641 99-47631
Fax: +49 (0)641 99-47619



Assistant Managing Director

Heike Schubert 

Tel.: +49 (0)641 99-47601
Fax: +49 (0)641 99-47619


Teaching Coordinator 

Akad. Oberrätin Dr. Daniela Kettner-Buhrow

Tel.: +49 (0)641 99-47622
Fax: +49 (0)641 99-47619



Assistant Student Affairs 

Jasmine Gaspar Dörr

Tel.: +49 (0)641 99-47602
Fax: +49 (0)641 99-47619