BSRT Graduate School
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Gerd Burmester
Gerd Burmester
Organisation: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institute: Clinic for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Address: Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Campus: Charité Campus Mitte
BSRT Students: Professor Burmester's students
Positions: Since 2006
Chairman of Center of Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Since 1993
Full Professor of Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Research Interests: The focus of Professors Burmester’s and Prof. Hiepe´s clinical practice is rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, Lyme arthritis, and systemic vasculitides. Their research activities include genomics and biomarkers in inflammatory rheumatic diseases, new therapeutic approaches for inflammatory and auto-immune diseases, role of memory plasma cells in autoimmunity and allergy, pathogenic and diagnostic relevance of autoantibodies, tissue engineering, regulatory T cells and autoimmunity, and animal models of autoimmunity. This research is carried out in close collaboration with the German Arthritis Research Center (DRFZ) in Berlin. Professors Hiepe and Burmester have participated in many industry-sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials including studies of biologics such as TNF inhibitors and B cell depleting therapies, and of COX-2 inhibitors and small molecules (Phase I, II, and III).
Publications: with BSRT students
Gaber T, Schellmann S, Erekul KB, Fangradt M, Tykwinska K, Hahne M, Maschmeyer P, Wagegg M, Stahn C, Kolar P, Dziurla R, Löhning M, Burmester GR, Buttgereit F. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor counterregulates dexamethasone-mediated suppression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha function and differentially influences human CD4+ T cell proliferation under hypoxia. J Immunol. 2011 Jan 15;186(2):764-74

Dziurla R, Gaber T, Fangradt M, Hahne M, Tripmacher R, Kolar P, Spies CM, Burmester GR, Buttgereit F. Effects of hypoxia and/or lack of glucose on cellular energy metabolism and cytokine production in stimulated human CD4+ T lymphocytes. Immunol Lett. 2010 Jun 15;131(1):97-105

Spies CM, Gaber T, Hahne M, Naumann L, Tripmacher R, Schellmann S, Stahn C, Burmester GR, Radbruch A, Buttgereit F. Rimexolone inhibits proliferation, cytokine expression and signal transduction of human CD4+ T-cells. Immunol Lett. 2010 Jun 15;131(1):24-32

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