TU Dresden


Mucosal Immunology

Particular focus is given to translational research in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in the CRTD group of Dr. Sebastian Zeissig, associate professor for Molecular Gastroenterology at the Department of Medicine I, University Medical Faculty. Mechanisms underlying inflammation and inflammation-associated tumorigenesis in the intestine and liver and better understanding of the role of lipids in immunity is the research focus.

Chronic inflammation and tissue destruction are the basis for IBD, through autoimmune mechanisms as well as viral hepatitis. These diseases are also key risk factors for the development of inflammation-associated malignancy. The development of novel therapeutic strategies that target IBD is dependent on a detailed understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying chronic inflammation.