RTF X: General Patient Access and CCIM

Coordinators: A. Franke (CAU), B. Hoyer (CCIM, CAU), G. Riemekasten (UzL), S. Schreiber (CAU), D. Thaci (CCIM, UzL), S. Weidinger (CAU)

The research area RTF X facilitates access to patients with chronic inflammatory skin, joint and/or intestinal diseases. They receive interdisciplinary care at the Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine (CCIM), with the goal of early detection of diseases in other organs and identification of correlations in order to achieve optimal success in treatment. At the same time, the clinical data gained and the samples collected (e.g. blood or genetic material) provides a better understanding of the disease.

What does this research area's work build on?

The Comprehensive Centers for Inflammation Medicine (CCIMs) have excellent networks and are ideally positioned on an interdisciplinary basis. Case conferences, joint consultation hours, clinical studies and own research projects ensure that the patients benefit from the latest findings in fundamental research and clinical research, as well as innovative treatments. The documentation of the manifestations (phenotypes) of the disease, and the infrastructure for recording, processing and evaluating this data and analyzing the biological samples has already been established.

 

What are the main research objectives?

The primary goal is to discover potential biomarkers, which enables clinicians to predict the treatment success or typical comorbidities for the individual patients, to optimize the costs of the treatment, and to make better individualized treatment decisions.

 

What makes this research area special?

 The unique features of the research area include the special access to the patients investigated, with the large number of doctors assigned and the long-term relationship with the CCIMs, which makes long-term observations possible at all, combined with the collection of high-quality clinical data and the findings from laboratory studies.

 

What does this research area contribute to Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation?

The members are searching for customized treatments with the earliest possible diagnosis. While doing so, they also maintain a special focus on comorbidities. The data they gain and the samples they collect enables them to facilitate efforts in other research areas, e.g. work on genetic risk profiles (RTF I), investigations of the microbiome (RTF II), possible output parameters (RTF VI) or research on non-genetic factors (nutrition, RTF V).

 

Cooperation with other research areas in the cluster

In RTF X there are close links between dermatology, rheumatology and gastroenterology. In addition, they collaborate with the various biobanks, the Centre for Clinical Studies (ZKS) and research areas RTF I-VII and RTF IX.

 

Members

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Bahmer

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Bartsch

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Neurology

Prof. Dr. med. Björn Bergh

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics
Medical Informatics

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Ingolf Cascorbi

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology

Dr. Stefanie Derer

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Institute of Medical Nutrition Science
RG Molecular Gastroenterology

Prof. Dr. med. Mark Ellrichmann

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I
Interdisciplinary Endoscopy

Prof. Dr. med. Regina Fölster-Holst

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andre Franke

Full member

Kiel University
Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology
Genetics & Bioinformatics

Dr. Anette Friedrichs

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I

Prof. Dr. med. Regine Gläser

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

Prof. Dr. med. Julian Großkreutz

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Department of Neurology

Dr. med. Rainer Günther

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I

Prof. Dr. Axel Hauschild

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

Prof. Dr. med. Bimba Franziska Hoyer

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I
Section Rheumatology

Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Hübenthal

Associated member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology
AG Prof. Weidinger

Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Junker

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Clinical Chemistry
Central laboratory

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kahle

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology

Prof. Dr. Tanja Lange

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Lange

Full member

Research Center Borstel - Leibniz Lung Center
Medical Clinic Borstel

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Laudes

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Diabetes and Clinical Metabolic Research

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Frank Leypoldt

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Clinical Chemistry
Central laboratory

Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Lieb

Full member

Kiel University
Institute of Epidemiology

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mrowietz

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology
Psoriasis-Center

Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Müller

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine III
Translational Cardiology

Prof. Dr. med. Franz-Josef Müller

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Center for Integrative Psychiatry gGmbH

Prof. Dr. med. Susanna Nikolaus

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I

Dr. med. Maike Oldigs

Full member

LungenClinic Grosshansdorf
Section Pneumology

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Rabe

Full member

LungenClinic Grosshansdorf
Section Pneumology

PD Dr. Andreas Recke

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology

Prof. Dr. Gabriela Riemekasten

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Röcken

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Pathology

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmidt

Full member

Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Global Cooperation and Social Cohesion

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Schreiber

Spokesperson

Kiel University
Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology

Prof. Dr. med. Dominik Schulte

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Institute of Diabetology and clinical metabolism research

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwarz

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

Prof. Dr. Diamant Thaçi

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine (CCIM)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Weidinger

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rainald Zeuner

Full member

UKSH Campus Kiel
Department of Internal Medicine I

Prof. Dr. Detlef Zillikens

Full member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology

Dr. rer. nat. Henner Zirpel

Associated member

UKSH Campus Lübeck
Institute for Inflammation Medicine
AG Prof. Thaçi