Kensuke Shima

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Lübeck
Research Area:
Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology
Dr. rer. nat.
Kensuke Shima
kensuke.shima [at]
+49 (0) 451 / 500 - 45 319

Why this profession?

During the past 15 years, my experience has been concentrated in bacterial infectious diseases in several universities in Japan and Germany and the Food and Drug Administration in the USA. Since 2008 I have joined Prof. Rupp group at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene/Department of Molecular and Clinical Infectious Diseases in University of Lübeck because I have been observing very positive development in the field of chlamydial infectious diseases and I was motivated to join such a successful research team. In this group I now focus on the genetic modifications in Chlamydia Species. Using genetic modification technique, I will elucidate the new role of chlamydial pathogenic genes and investigate new treatment strategies against chlamydial infection for human health.

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

The concept of the Research Training Group and our group is identical. Urogenital tract infection with Chlamydia trachomatis are increasing over the last 20 years and treatment failures occur in some antibiotic treated patients. Therefore, the aim of our study is to find chlamydial pathogenic factors in humans and to develop new treatment strategies under various environmental conditions. To elucidate our questions, the RTG provides an elaborated environment for young students and researchers. Therefore I am sure that joining in this group will be a great asset for my research.