The researchers of the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID), which was founded in 2009, are elucidating the causes of diabetes mellitus and looking for more effective ways to prevent and treat this disease. The main focus of the PLID is on basic, translational and clinical research on pancreatic beta cells, which are responsible for production and secretion of insulin.
The PLID is one of the 5 partners of the German Center for Diabetes Research e.V. (DZD), which is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The mission of the DZD is to advance discovery and therapeutics in the field of diabetes through the synergistic activities of investigators devoted to diabetes and metabolic research.