Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge


Paediatric Nutritional Medicine

The paediatric nutritional medicine is engaged clinically and scientifically in gastroenterological and nutrition-related diseases in children and adolescents. Clinical care is taken in the Kinderklink Schwabing of the Klinikum rechts der Isar (TUM). In the Department of Paediatrics, children and adolescents of all ages with diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, intestine, pancreas and liver are served ambulatory or stationary. Further information is available on the web page of the Kinderklink Schwabing (

The division of paediatric nutritional medicine is involved in teaching at the campus Weihenstephan (study course nutritional sciences) as well as at the Klinikum rechts der Isar (medicine and PhD program molecular medicine).

The scientific focus lies on identification of the genetic basis of gastrointestinal diseases. For this purpose, tight scientific collaborations exist with the department of genetics of the TUM as well as with numerous partners in Germany and abroad.

Main focus is the identification of disease predisposing genes that cause disturbance of the exocrine (maldigestion) or endocrine pancreatic function leading to inflammation of the pancreas (e.g. pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis) or diabetes. Further lines of action are genetic investigations of maldigestion such as fructose maldigestion, of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; M. Crohn and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; colon irritabile). Another field of activity is the genetic identification of factors that predispose to liver diseases or that influence the severity or progression of these disorders.