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Professor Thomas M. Gress is the coordinator of the MolDiag-Paca consortium.

Overall research programme:
Our group has used array/microarray technology for the past 13 years for expression and genomic profiling analyses of gastrointestinal tumours. Our major aim is the characterization of genetic profiles of pancreatic tumours as a basis to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

Role in the Integrated Project:
Apart from the managing role we will coordinate WP 3, and will perform a major part of the work planned therein. This will include the generation and design of diagnostic approaches based on RNA analyses of single genes and/or on diagnostic microarrays.

Group members:
  • Dr. Malte Buchholz (Key person 2)
  • PD Dr. Volker Ellenrieder
  • Dr. Hans Kestler
  • Dr. Heiko Fensterer
  • Dr. Patrick Michl
  • Dr. Steffen Kunsch
  • Anja Gruner
  • Johannes Huth
  • Dr. Björg Pauling
  • Esther Buchholz

Baldingerstraße, 35043 Marburg
Telefon (06421) 58 66459 / 58 66460
Telefax: (06421) 58 68922
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Name: Thomas Mathias Gress
Birth: 11.10.62
Birthplace: Sao Paulo/Brasil


1981 - 1987
Study of Medicine at the Philipps-Universität Marburg/Germany
1987 - 1996
Scientific and clinical assistant departments of pediatrics and gastroenterology (Heidelberg, Marburg and Ulm)
1989 - 1991
Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Human Genetics (Philipps-Universität Marburg/Germany) and at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (Genome Analysis Laboratory) in London/UK
1998 - 2001
Heisenberg-Fellow of the DFG
2001 - 2006
Full professor for Gastroenterology at the University of Ulm
since 01.02.2006
Chair of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Board certifications/diplomas:
Internal Medicine (1996), Gastroenterology (1999), Diabetology (DDG, 2003), oncological Gastroenterology (DGVS, 2004), Diploma in Health economy (2004)

Membership in Associations/Boards:
  • German Society for Gastroenterology 1993-
  • American Association for Cancer Research 1995-
  • European Association for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 1994-
  • American Association for Gastroenterology 1997-
  • German Cancer Society 1998-
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 6.99-
  • German Pancreatic Club 06.2004-
  • International Pancreatic Association 06.2004-
  • European Pancreatic Club 06.2004-