Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Zeißig

Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Zeißig

Personal information

Zeißig, Sebastian, Prof. Dr. med.
Department of Medicine I
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD

Current position

Professor of Molecular Gastroenterology (since 2015)
Senior Consultant of Gastroenterology

Role within partner site

Research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with focus on the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of disease

Relevant work experience

Clinician scientist specialized in inflammatory bowel disease

2016- Consultant Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Department of Medicine I, University Medical Center Dresden

2015- Professor of Molecular Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine I, University Medical Center Dresden

2012-15 Assistant Professor, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

2010-12 Principal Investigator, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

Professional background

2016 Board Certification, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

2015 MD Thesis, Department of Gastroenterology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

1998-04 Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Main research focus

Inflammatory bowel disease, mucosal immunity


5 out of 78; SCOPUS h-index 32; *equal authorship

Južnić L, …, Zeissig S. SETDB1 is required for intestinal epithelial differentiation and the prevention of intestinal inflammation. Gut 2020 Jun 5. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321339. Online ahead of print.

Zeissig Y, …, Zeissig S. XIAP variants in male Crohn’s disease. Gut 2015;64:66-76.

Zeissig S et al. Early-onset Crohn’s disease and autoimmunity associated with a variant in CTLA-4. Gut 2015;64:1889-97.

Olszak T, …, Zeissig S*, Blumberg RS*. Protective mucosal immunity mediated by epithelial CD1d and IL-10. Nature 2014;509:497-502.

Olszak T, …, Zeissig S et al. Microbial exposure during early life has persistent effects on natural killer T cell function. Science 2012;336:489-93. (~900 citations)

Additional information

Frerichs Award, German Society for Internal Medicine (2017);
Thannhauser Award, German Society for Gastroenterology (2015);
ERC Starting Grant (2014);
Friedmund Neumann Award, Schering Foundation (2013);
Hensel Award, Hensel Foundation (2012); Rising Stars Award (2011);
United European Gastroenterology (2011)


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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