The section Biomedicine offers multiple research opportunities in the broad field of basic medical research. The section is governed by principal investigators from two faculties: the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty, and the Medical Faculty. Within a diverse array of research topics, all research groups of the Biomedicine section have one ultimate goal in common: contributing to our understanding of human diseases.

Research groups of the biomedical section address highly relevant clinical topics, such as the genetics of human disease, cancer and immunology, HIV, cardiovascular and renal diseases, and eye diseases.

Two collaborative research centers, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), offer research opportunities within RIGeL’s Biomedicine section: Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) 1350 "Interdisciplinary kidney research to advance understanding of disease mechanisms and develop new therapeutic concepts"; the Research Group 1075 focuses on clinically relevant homoeostatic mechanisms within the eye.

For a more detailed overview of specific research opportunities, please refer to the RIGeL Faculty category and the websites of the CRC 1350 and the Forschergruppe 1075.


Below you will find listed the divisions in which RIGeL biomedical students perform their research.


Medizinische Zellbiologie

Molecular and Cellular Anatomy


Associated research groups at the university hospital:

Prof. Dr. Philipp Beckhove: RCI Regensburger Centrum für Interventionelle Immunologie

Prof. Dr. Christa Büchler: Endocrinology

Prof. Dr. Markus Feuerer: RCI Regensburger Centrum für Interventionelle Immunologie

Prof. Edward K. Geissler, PhD: Experimental surgery

Prof. Dr. André Gessner: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene

Prof. Dr. Eugen Kerkhoff

Prof. Christoph Klein, MD: Experimental Medicin and Therapy Research

Prof. Dr. Marina Kreutz: (Tumor-)Metabolism and Immune Cell Function

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mack: Nephrology

Prof. Dr. Lars Maier: Experimental cardiology

Prof. Dr. Rainer Spang: Statistical Bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Ralf Wagner: Molecular Microbiology (Virology)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weber: Human Genetics

Prof. Dr. Christian Wetzel: Molecular Neurosciences



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