Welcome to the German Resilience Center (DRZ)

The German Resilience Center (Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum, DRZ) is a research institute, 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. The DRZ receives significant funding from the Ministry of Science of Rhineland Palatinate, the German Research Foundation and the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and closely collaborates with the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center.

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. Dr. Beat Lutz
Managing Director DRZ
and Director Institute of Physiological Chemistry
University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Lieb
Managing Director DRZ
and Director Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz