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