Pancreato-biliary and Neuroendocrine Research Cluster

Our multidisciplinary research team is composed of human and veterinary pathologists and molecular biologists working closely together in all research aspects of human pancreato-biliary and neuroendocrine diseases. We combine pathological studies of preclinical model systems and human tissue with morphological and molecular expertise to further elucidate the morpho-molecular aspects of pancreato-biliary and neuroendocrine neoplasia.

Our cluster consists of three independent groups working in close collaboration:

  • Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (AG Konukiewitz)
  • Translational and molecular research of pancreato-biliary diseases and rare neoplasms of the appendix (AG Schlitter)
  • Translational Research and Biomarker Development in Pancreatic Cancer (AG Muckenhuber)

Our main research interests are:

  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)
  • Precursor lesions of the pancreato-biliary system
  • Neuroendocrine carcinogenesis
  • Comparative pathology of pancreato-biliary and neuroendocrine model systems (Dr. Steiger CEP)

Team leader:

Prof. Dr. med. Wilko Weichert

Team members:

Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Groß
Dr. med. Atsuko Kasajima
Dr. med. Björn Konukiewitz
Dr. Dr. med univ. Alexander Muckenhuber
PD Dr. med. Anna Melissa Schlitter
Dr. med. Moritz Jesinghaus
Dr. med. vet. Katja Steiger
Dr. med. vet. Hsi-Yu Yen

Advisor:

Prof. Dr. med. Günter Klöppel

Funding

We are part of the certified ENETS center of excellence for neuroendocrine tumors, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU Munich