Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie

All our research focuses on the human being! The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology conducts research on the advancement of diagnostic tools in our discipline in order to detect diseases early and better understand their prognosis and progression as well as on new therapeutic options and the causes of these diseases. One special feature of our research efforts is a translational approach: We develop our research questions and hypotheses bedside, find answers through experimentation in our labs and then return to bedside treatment with potential approaches that are once again subject to investigation.

As scientific publications in recent years illustrate, this is how we successfully develop new diagnostic procedures and therapies.

    Main research areas


    Our research areas encompass chronic liver diseases and their consequences, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, infections and the gastrointestinal microbiome. The complexity of the diseases we research requires a broadening of our view and goes beyond many disciplinary boundaries.