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These pages contain features on several research topics of our institute and subjects related to our research, which frequently evoke questions to our scientists. We combined background information, current publications, images and videos with contact information of our scientists.

Learn more about HIV, neuroprostheses and animal experimental research with non-human primates. Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

A gelada (Theropithecus gelada) in the Ethiopian highlands. Photo: Sascha Knauf


Monkeys are fascinating – not only are is their physical appearance similar to that of humans, they are also intelligent and live in complex societies. On the following webpages you will find information on the characteristics of primates, evolution and diversity as well as threats to primates.

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The photo shows a ring-tailed lemur.

Biodiversity of primates

Here you can learn more about several primate species, especially those studied or discovered by DPZ scientists.

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The photo shows a lab.


Everybody knows the term "flu", but details about the real influenza virus are not common knowledge. Here you can find out more.

More about influenza

The photo shows an HI-Virus


Here you can find more information on HIV and the DPZ's research about the deadly virus.

More about HIV

The exhibit of Dolly the Sheep in the National Museum of Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from somatic cells. Photo: Public domain,


Why do researchers clone? How does it work? What is this method used for in scientific research and how does the research of cloning contribute to biomedical progress?

More about cloning

he Bruker BioSpec 94/30 magnetic resonance imaging system is suitable to examine rodents and small primates. Photo: Bruker Coorperation

Magnetic resonance imaging

Without any damage to or injuring of tissue, an MRI provides us with high-resolution, high-contrast images of the inside of the intact living organism. In contrast to the X-ray technique, this method is applied without the use of ionizing radiation and is therefore completely harmless for the body.

More about MRI

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These pages inform about neuroprosthetics and the neurobiological research done in this field at the DPZ. Neuroprosthetics aim at helping patients who suffer from severe brain damages to regain a part of their limb control.

More about neuroprosthetics

A scientist of the DPZ's Stem Cell Biology Unit. Photo: Steuer

Stem cell research

Find out more about stem cell research and how this scientific topic is being studied at the DPZ.

More about stem cell research

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Animal Research

Here you can find more information on animal research in general, but especially at the DPZ. Information includes facts about laws, modell animals or medical advancement basing on animal research.

More about animal research

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