Consolidated Researcher Details:
Why this profession?
In 2010, I started to study human medicine at the University of Kiel. During this time I was faced with many diseases and signalling pathways that are partially or completely unknown; I started to get interested in gastrointestinal immunology, the development of colorectal cancer and the research of these mechanisms. Since deciphering these mechanisms is crucial for developing new treatment strategies I am glad that I can gain an insight in research work by starting an experimental doctoral thesis in Prof. Rosenstiel’s group at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, University of Kiel.
Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?
The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) is increasing in the general population and it is becoming more and more important to understand the pathomechanisms of chronic inflammation. Both genes and environment contribute to the development of IBDs. The same also applies for IBD-associated cancerogenesis, and I am particularly interested in their molecular bases.
The “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” Research Training Group provides a perfect platform for international and interdisciplinary exchange to discuss and realize projects like mine. As a medical doctoral researcher I am delighted to have joined a team of experienced scientists and ambitious doctoral candidates in which every member benefits from one another’s expertise, enabling me to gain a deeper insight into excellent research.