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German Primate Center - DPZ


The German Primate Center is a non profit institute funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and its federal states. The DPZ's mission is to serve as a centre of excellence for research with primates and as a service and competence centre for those institutions in Germany and abroad that house primates and/or do primate-related research (e.g. academic laboratories and zoological gardens). The centre is organized in three sections (Infectious Pathology, Organismic Primate Biology, Neuroscience). The functions and services of the DPZ concentrate on biological and biomedical research with primates comprising topics which may result in conclusions concerning human physiology, pathobiology and behaviour. The DPZ is also dedicated to the preservation of nonhuman primates. The “Primate Husbandry” is the central infrastructural unit with breeding colonies for Old World and New World Monkeys (1500 animals).



German Primate Center GmbH
Kellnerweg 4
37077 Goettingen

Financial and administrative matters:
Dr. Björg Pauling
Research Coordination
bpauling @

Scientific matters:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue
Director of the DPZ
treue @

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