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Work group Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Suerbaum

Mission Statement

Our group performs both basic and translational research aiming at better understanding, diagnosing, treating and preventing infections of the gastrointestinal tract. Our main focus is on the human gastric carcinogen, Helicobacter pylori, where we use a combination of experimental approaches and comparative genomics to understand the genetic variability of H. pylori and its role in adapting the pathogen to its human host. Other projects study the mouse pathobiont, Helicobacter hepaticus and its role in inflammatory bowel disease, the genome plasticity of Clostridium difficile, and the role of the intestinal and gastric microbiota in health and disease.

Kontakt / Contact:

Professor Sebastian Suerbaum, M.D.

Max von Pettenkofer Institute

Chair of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology

Pettenkoferstrasse 9a

80336 München

Phone: +4989218072800