Cluster of Excellence Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation (PMI)

About the Cluster

More and more people in industrial nations are suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, diabetes and rheumatism. In the Cluster of Excellence “Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation” (PMI), scientists from various medical disciplines and fundamental research are working together on an interdisciplinary basis to significantly improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases. Their vision is to achieve complete control over the diseases – at every stage and as early as possible.

More about the Cluster of Excellence Precision Medicine in Chromic Inflammation (PMI)

Why precision medicine?


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Cluster news

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Stefan Schreiber is No. 1 in national medical ranking

According to the international ranking of the research portal, a total of 18 cluster members are among the world's best in medicine. Cluster spokesman Prof. Stefan Schreiber is ranked 118th in the international comparison.


Outstanding research work in the medical field

Stefan Rose-John received the 2023 Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his life’s work in translational medicine.

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Important enzyme for the composition of the gut microbiome discovered

In a recent publication, researchers of the Cluster of Excellence PMI show how an enzyme complex in intestinal cells regulates the colonisation of microorganisms.


Early identification and combating new antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis

Using evolutionary biology methods, an international team led by Prof. Stefan Niemann has succeeded in classifying new mutations in the tuberculosis pathogen that make it resistant to the important antibiotic bedaquiline.