The MDC is an internationally renowned biomedical research center in Berlin. The MDC aims to understand the molecular basis of health and disease and to translate findings as quickly as possible into clinical applications. The ultimate goals are better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Over 360 PhD students and around 230 postdocs are currently engaged in research in about 80 research groups. To promote clinical translation from bench to bedside, an increasing number of researchers from the MDC are working with physicians within the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), which acts as an interface between the Charité and MDC.