The most important MDC university partner for translational research activities is the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.


Since 2007, the MDC and the Charité have jointly run the experimental and clinical research center (ECRC), a center for translational medicine on the Campus Buch. The MDC and the Charité have extended their joint activities even further by forming the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), which is focusing on translational systems medicine research.