Matthias Löhr was appointed professor of gastroenterology & hepatology at Karolinska Institutet in 2007, incoming from the Univ. Heidelberg/dkfz. From the times of his MD thesis through PhD and lateron, he concentrated on several aspects of the pancreas, both in clinical medicine, translational and basic sciences. He is heading the Pancreas Research Team at Gastrocentrum and leading the KICancer Diagnose-related network for HPB tumors. For hte European Gastroenterologists (UEG), he is sitting in several committees at the EU in Brussels. He is also leading the Pancreas 2000 program, an educational program for future pancreatologists in Europe.
Research interest Research is concentrated around the pancreas, all the way from clinical pancreatology in hereditary and autoimmune pancreatitis, biomarkers, endoscopic therapy (ERCP) to function tests and early clinical studies in pancreatic cancer with novel therapeutic concepts. The translational and basic research is conducted in the lab (PaCaRes), lead by Rainer Heuchel [LINK]. The group is also member of the Center for Biosciences [LINK]. In the lab, the research concentrates on the connective tissue reaction around pancreatic cancer and its role in chemoresistance. We developed o novel 3D model consisting of pancreatic cancer cels and stromal cells. The research is funded by VR, CF, EU, RaHFo, and others.
Teaching interest All of pancreatology, GI oncology, basic H&P, personal development/ethics