Member

Department of Surgery


Medical Faculty, University of Bonn
University Hospital of Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25
53127 Bonn

kalff(at)uni-bonn.de

Website: www.chirurgie-unibonn.de/mitarbeiter/teams/team-kalff/

The focus of research are the immunological consequences of operative trauma and their recognition and regulation in post-operative dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract. The group described and elucidated the immunological pathomechanism of postoperative ileus. Furthermore, the group found that the gastrointestinal field effect - a panenteric inflammation following localized abdominal surgery - is mediated by an immunological response involving resident intestinal macrophages, mesenteric dendritic cells and memory TH1 cells.