Research Focus

  • Development, structure, plasticity and functions of the enteric nervous system
  • Plasticity of the enteric nervous system in health and diseases
  • Regulation of neuroinflammatory processes in the enteric nervous system



  • Histology, Immunhistochemistry
  • Brightfield and fluorescent microscopy
  • Quantitative PCR, ELISA, Western-Blot
  • Single gut wall layers preparation
  • Cell culture – enteric nervous system primary cultures



  • Faculty of Medicine, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • Nutricia Research Foundation
  • Familie Mehdorn Foundation
  • Hilde-Ulrichs-Stiftung (Press statement)