Silke Cameron studied medicine at the Technical University of Rhinania-Westfalia (RWTH) Aachen and the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) from 1990 to 1997. In parallel, she studied modern German literature, and she holds the M.A. degree in German literature, history of arts, and psychiatry (1998). During her studies, she spent elective periods in Ireland (Cork), Great Britain (London), France (Dijon, Paris), Italy (Perugia), and Belgium (Brussels). She finished her Ph.D. degree in medicine on the regulation of growth factors in porcine thyroid follicles and the influence of iodine in 1999. From 1998 to 2000, she worked as a Medical Doctor at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine in Munich. From 2000 to 2002, she went to Japan (Tokyo) as a Postdoctoral Fellow with a grant of the German Alexander-von-Humboldt Society (AvH) and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS). In Japan, she worked at the Laboratory for Biochemistry and Biomedical Research of the Keio University, studying oxidative gaseous metabolism in a model of diabetic rat retinopathy. Furthermore, she was a Member of the Oriental Medicine Research Center of the Kitasato Institute, where she studied Japanese Herbal Medicine (Kampo). In 2002, she moved to Göttingen, where she joined the Department of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology at the University Clinic as a Medical Doctor and a Research Associate. She received a Young Researcher?s Grant of the University in 2004 for a project on differential gene expression and immune cells in the gastrointestinal tract. She is a specialist in internal medicine (2008) and gastroenterology (2010). She is a Member of the German Gastroenterology Association (DGVS), the German Association for Cancer (DKG), the Working Group of Internal medical Oncology (AIO), the German Ultrasound Association (DEGUM), the Japanese Society for Oriental Medicine, and the International Society for Kampo Medicine.
Biography Updated on 18 October 2010