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Here you will find information about Research groups in the PathoGenoMics fields from the ERA-NET partner countries (Austria, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain).
This information is supposed to support cooperation between researchers from different European countries
and thus enhance the development of a European Research Area for PathoGenoMics .


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  • researcher names
  • Institution of the respective researcher, city and country of his/her institution
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  • Special techniques applied by the researcher
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Name: Prof. Dr. Herzig, Karl-Heinz
Address: Oulu University Medical School, Aapistie 7,
Institution: Institute of Biomedicine
City: Oulu Zip: 90014
Country: Finland Phone: 35885375270
    Fax: 35885375320


Research Topics:
  • Innate immunity in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Defensin expression differs in pouchitis between familiar adenomatous polyposis and ulcerative colitis patients
  • Antimicrobial defense by epithelia from chronic anal fistulas.
  • Quantitative mapping of gastrointestinal defensin expression.
    Alteration of oesophageal defensin expression under candida infection.


Organisms studied:


Special methods / technologies:
Standard molecular biology techniques, bioplex determination of cytokines, metabolic responses in animals Analysis of human specimens, animal intervention studies with probiotics


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
Innate immunity -defensins, animals studies
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