University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) was founded in 1889. Since then, the UKE has been one of the leading clinics in Europe. Based on the interconnection of medicine, research, and teaching, all employees at the UKE work hand in hand toward a common aim – the health and well-being of patients. With about 14,400 employees, the UKE is the third-largest employer in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Research at the UKE involves a close interaction between basic research and clinical research. With the construction of a second research campus – Hamburg Center for Translational Immunology (HCTI), the UKE sets a clear scientific and clinical focus in this field for a rapid translation of research findings for the benefit of the patients.
Role within miGut-Health
Professor Samuel Huber and Professor Christoph Schramm, both from the I. Department of Medicine at the UKE, will investigate a 1.5-year-long wheat protein-free diet as a proof-of-concept study in patients with inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and PSC-associated IBD. Tolerability and efficacy of the dietary intervention will be assessed in these cohorts along with immune cell activation, and the luminal and mucosal adherent microbiome dynamics.