Welcome to the German Resilience Center (DRZ)

The German Resilience Center (Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum, DRZ) is a central research institution of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and its University Medical Center, whose aim is to contribute to a better understanding of resilience – an individual’s ability to adapt to stress or adversity.

Formally established in July 2014, the DRZ’s tripartite approach, which combines basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and social science, uniquely addresses one of the most important public health challenges of modern, knowledge-based societies. The DRZ is the first dedicated research institution in Europe that aims to tackle these challenges and to fill an important gap in our knowledge and understanding of resilience.

In the following pages, you can learn more about resilience and we also present an overview of our structure, our specific goals, and the projects being conducted in the DRZ.


Prof. Beat Lutz
Institute of Physiological Chemistry
University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University
Spokesperson
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Prof. Klaus Lieb
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University
Deputy Spokesperson