Andrej Trampuz is senior consultant in Infectious Diseases and research group leader at the Charité hospital in Berlin, Germany. He received his MD degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1994, internal medicine board in 1997 and infectious diseases board in 2001. He performed his postdoctoral research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA from 2001 through 2004, established thereafter his research group at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and relocated to the University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland in 2009. Since February 2013 he moved his current position at the Charité in Berlin. His laboratory research involves the development and validation of novel methods for diagnosis and treatment of implant-associated infections, including animal models, emergence of antimicrobial resistance and innovation of new diagnostic methods. He is one of the founders of the EuropeanImplant Cohort Study, which will include infected joint prostheses from around 100 institutions accross Europe. In addition, he is principle investigator of several clinical trials involving implant-associated infections. He authored 83 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters related to biofilms, implant infections, microcalorimetry, sonication and rapid microbiological diagnosis. The current research group consists of 1 postdoctoral researcher, 1 laboratory technician, 3 PhD students and 2 master students.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013