German Diabetes Center

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The German Diabetes Center (DDZ) is an interdisciplinary research institution which links molecular and cell biological basic research with clinical and epidemiological research approaches. The mission of the DDZ is to develop new approaches to prevention, early detection and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, the DDZ seeks to improve both diabetes therapy and the treatment of its complications as well as the epidemiological data.

Associated groups:

  • Prof. Dr. Hadi Al-Hasani, Prof. Dr. Margriet Ouwens, Dr. Stefan Lehr
    Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Eckel, Dr. Henrike Sell
    Paul Langerhans Group
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Kuß, PD Dr. Wolfgang Rathmann, Prof. Dr. Helmut Finner, Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Icks
    Institute of Biometrics and Epidemiology
  • Prof. Dr. Dan Ziegler, PD Dr. Volker Burkart, PD Dr. Christian Herder,  Dr. Jong-Hee Hwang, Dr. Julia Szendrödi PhD
    Institute of Clinical Diabetology
  • Prof. Dr. Eckhart Lammert
    Institute of Metabolic Physiology, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Contribution to the DZD research program:

  • Organization and development of the German Diabetes Study on the course of diabetes and its long-term complications
  • Development and evaluation of new methods for the characterization of diabetes and its long-term complications
  • Epidemiology and prediction of diabetes using biomarkers in large cohort studies
  • Studies on the role of inflammation, energy metabolism and mitochondrial function in the individual response to preventive and therapeutic measures
  • Participation in the clinical studies of the DZD





Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Roden

Scientific Director
German Diabetes Center


German Diabetes Center
Auf’m Hennekamp 65
40225 Düsseldorf

+49(0)211 3382-201

"Diabetes Research at the DDZ"
(in German language)

Listen to the podcast (in German only) with Prof. Michael Roden talking about the aims of the German Diabetes Study.