Hypertension, Pulmonary; Lung Transplantation; Mediastinal Diseases; Mediastinal Neoplasms; Myasthenia Gravis; Sports Medicine; Thoracic Diseases; Thoracic Neoplasms; Thoracic Surgery; Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted; Thymectomy; Thymoma; Thymus Gland; Transplantation
- Surgical Research Laboratories
Head: Michael Bergmann
Research Area: The task of the laboratory is to combine molecular/cellular biology and the needs posed by surgical patients. Thus, the laboratory acts at the interface between clinical medicine and basic research, promoting translational medical science.
- Thoracic Surgery
Head: Bernhard Moser
Research Area: Our research areas focus on immunological and inflammatory mechanisms of thoracic diseases, thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.
The research focus is on thoracic diseases.
The research is patient oriented.
- Thymic diseases: Thymic epithelial tumors, Myasthenia gravis
- Pulmonary hypertension: CTEPH and iPAH
- Lung transplantation
The characterization of molecular targets involved in pathophysiological pathways in patients with thymic diseases or patients undergoing lung transplantation or pulmonary endarterectomy surgery is the focus of our laboratory.
- Moser, B. et al., 2017. Surgical therapy of thymic tumours with pleural involvement: an ESTS Thymic Working Group Project. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx090.
- Bekos, C. et al., 2016. Non-professional marathon running: RAGE axis and ST2 family changes in relation to open-window effect, inflammation and renal function. Scientific Reports, 6(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep32315.
- Janik, S. et al., 2016. HSP27 and 70 expression in thymic epithelial tumors and benign thymic alterations: diagnostic, prognostic and physiologic implications. Scientific Reports, 6(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep24267.
- Moser, B. et al., 2015. Adenocarcinoma of the Thymus, Enteric Type. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 39(4), pp.541-548. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAS.0000000000000359.
- Moser, B. et al., 2014. Local and Systemic RAGE Axis Changes in Pulmonary Hypertension: CTEPH and iPAH J. West, ed. PLoS ONE, 9(9), p.e106440. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0106440.