Research main focus

Medicine 3

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. univ. Georg Schett

Arthritis research
Dr. rer. nat. Ulrike Steffen (formerly Harre)
Pathophysiology of inflammatory arthritis

Osteoimmunology
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Aline Bozec
Investigation of the interplay between bone and immune system

Autoimmunity research and cellular immunology
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. habil. Martin Herrmann
Investigation of mechanisms and their players, who are crucial for pathogenesis of autoimmunity.

Matrix biology: Sclerodermia and rheumatoid arthritis
Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Distler
Investigation of pathological activation of fibroblasts in sclerodermia and rheumatoid arthritis

Molecular pathways in rheumatoid arthritis
Ass. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Stock
Investigation of function and impact of important signaling molecules in RA

Immunbiology and molecular mechanisms of inflammation
Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Krönke
Investigation of regulative mechanisms of inniate and adaptive immune response

Experimental autoimmunity
Dr. rer. nat. Markus Hoffmann
Investigation of molecular processes of diseases such as SLE, goat, arthritis and PsA

Cytokine biology, synovitis and inflammation
Dr. rer. nat. Silke Frey
Investigation of new cytokines (transmitters) in inflammatory autoimmunological processes

Matrix biology: Inflammatory pathways in arthritis and firbrosis
Dr. med. Andreas Ramming
Effects and modulation of dysregulated inflammation in fibrotic and synovial autoimmune diseases

Food Immunology: Nutrition and chronic diseases
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Mario Zaiss
Investigation of the interplay of immunology, metabolism and nutrition

Studies of the treatment of inflammatory-rheumatic disease 
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Jürgen Rech
Performance of controlled clinical studies to evaluate the effect and quality of new pharmaceuticals 

Epidemiology and experimental imaging
Dr. med. Arnd Kleyer / Dr. med. David Simon
Care research to develop and optimize targeted therapies for rheumatic- inflammatory diseases

Pathogenesis, therapy and outcome inflammatory-rheumatic disease
Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Manger
Evaluation of new methods for diagnostic, monitoring, therapy and outcome of inflammatory-rheumatic diseases