Zeißig, Sebastian, Prof. Dr. med.
Department of Medicine I
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität Dresden (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
2012–2015 Assistant Professor, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
2010–2012 Principal Investigator, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
2016 Board Certification, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
2015 MD Thesis, Department of Gastroenterology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
1998–2004 Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Main research focus
Inflammatory bowel disease, mucosal immunity;
5 out of 78; SCOPUS h-index 32; *equally contributing authors
Južnić L, …, Zeissig S (2021). SETDB1 is required for intestinal epithelial differentiation and the prevention of intestinal inflammation. Gut 70:485–498.
Zeissig Y, …, Zeissig S (2015). XIAP variants in male Crohn’s disease. Gut 64:66–76.
Zeissig S et al (2015). Early-onset Crohn’s disease and autoimmunity associated with a variant in CTLA-4. Gut 64:1889–1897.
Olszak T, …, Zeissig S*, Blumberg RS* (2014). Protective mucosal immunity mediated by epithelial CD1d and IL-10. Nature 509:497–502.
Olszak T, …, Zeissig S et al (2012). Microbial exposure during early life has persistent effects on natural killer T cell function. Science 336:489–493. (~900 citations)
Awards: Frerichs Award, German Society for Internal Medicine (2017); Thannhauser Award, German Society for Gastroenterology (2015); Friedmund Neumann Award, Schering Foundation (2013); Hensel Award, Hensel Foundation (2012); Rising Stars Award (2011);
United European Gastroenterology (2011);
Grants: ERC Starting Grant (2014);