Transplantation cohort

Establishment of a novel prospective and national observational study on transplant recipients

Viral, bacterial and fungal infections have a decisive impact on graft function and overall survival of transplant recipients. However, many issues are still poorly understood. Research in this field is typically complicated by the low number of transplant patients and thereby of potential study participants in the individual centers. Unlike in other European countries there is no national transplant registry in Germany collecting information on transplant recipients from different transplant centers. Taking advantage of the fact that most of the university hospitals with sizeable transplantation programs in Germany are organized within the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) we will, in cooperation with several partners, establish a large multicenter, prospective observational cohort of transplant recipients focusing on the role of infections and their reactivations on short-term and long-term health outcomes.


Prof Dr A. Ganser, Dept. of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, MHH
Prof Dr H. Haller, Dept. of Nephrology, MHH
Prof M. Manns, Dept. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, MHH
Prof Dr T. F. Schulz, Institute of Virology, MHH
Prof Dr T. Welte, Dept. of Pneumology, MHH
University Hospital Heidelberg
Ludwig-Maximilian University
Technical University Munich



Prof. Dr. T. F. Schulz, Institute of Virology, MHH


Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk, ESME


Funding Agency

DZIF - German Centre for Infection Research