Thomas Dörner

Charité University Hospitals, Germany

Thomas Dörner is Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Charité University Hospitals Berlin, Germany and group leader of the “B cell memory group” at the German Research Centre of Rheumatology Berlin. During his post-doc, he worked at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas delineating molecular aspects of the B cell receptor gene usage. He has served as a member of editorial boards of leading journals in rheumatology, including Arthritis and Rheumatism, Arthritis Research and Therapy, and Rheumatology Reviews. Since 1998 Professor Dörner has participated in various clinical trials of rheumatic diseases, including SLE, Sjögren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondylarthropathies. His scientific interests include the characterization of disturbances of humoral autoimmunity and abnormalities of B cell subsets in the blood versus tissue (lupus, neonatal lupus syndromes, Sjögren's syndrome), exploring innovative therapeutic approaches with a main focus on B cell directed therapy, as well as improving diagnostic tools in autoimmune diseases. In addition, his group is interested in the complex activation of the immune and coagulation system, including a specialized clinic for patients with rheumatic and clotting disorders. He has been awarded a number of international and national awards, such as the “Senior Scholar Award” of the American Society of Rheumatology, the “H Schultze Award” of the German League against Rheumatism and the “Schoen Award” of the German Society of Rheumatology.

Biography Updated on 15 September 2014

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