Section of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
The Section of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology (SRKI, www.ukm.de/index.php) of the Medical Clinic D is closely linked with the Department of Translational Rheumatology and Immunology at the IMM. Both are headed by Prof. Kriegel, which facilitates bench-to-bedside as well as reverse translation in this research area. In addition to specialized clinical care for rheumatologic patients, the SRKI is also developing translational studies that examine the microbiome in autoimmune diseases in more detail. Stool, skin and oral cavity samples, among other, are collected in order to mechanistically study the microbiota in these clinical settings in the Department of Translational Rheumatology.