University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, I. Department of Internal Medicine
The I. Medical Department for Gastroenterology with Sections Infectious diseases and Tropical diseases at University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf is one of the large hepatology centers in Northern Germany and provides in- and out-patient treatment of various infectious and digestive diseases. Over 1000 chronically HBV infected patients are attending the UKE Viral Hepatitis Outpatient Clinic per year. Patients have the opportunity to participate in different clinical studies for the treatment hepatitis B and D, including phase I clinical trials at our study center. Moreover, vaccination studies for infectious diseases are successfully carried out at the Bernhard Nocht Center for Clinical Trials (BNCCT) and in close collaboration with the CTC North Study Center. The I. Medical Clinic is connected to the Hamburg-Borstel site of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and participates in the DZIF project “HBV cure”. In this process, blood and liver samples are regularly collected of hepatitis B patients for the purpose of translational research.
Role in TherVacB
Chronic hepatitis B patients eligible for the TherVacB project are continiously screened during clinical visits. Patient cohorts are characterized by clinical, biochemical and virological parameters. Blood samples for immunological studies are longitudinally collected.
Head of the Department for Infectious Diseases
Expert for Infectious Diseases, Human Viral Infections, Immunology and Vaccine Development.
Head of the Viral Hepatitis Outpatient Clinic
Specialist for Viral hepatitis, Clinical Hepatology
Experienced in Viral Hepatitis (Virolology and Immunology)
and Clinical Hepatology.
Involved in Viral Hepatitis Clinical Trials.