Medizinische Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Infektiologie und Rheumatologie (einschl. Arbeitsbereich Ernährungsmedizin) CBF
Institute of Clinical Physiology / Div. of Nutritional Medicine


Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat.
Susanne M. Krug
Research Associate

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A Special Issue of the Int. J. Mol. Sci. (IF 3.7) entitled "The Tight Junction and Its Proteins: More Than Just a Barrier" will be edited by Michael Fromm and Susanne M. Krug.
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We have sent out personal invitations to potential contributors, but the issue is generally open for submission. Original papers as well as review articles are welcome. Deadline will be July 29, 2019.

Research topics


Grants German Research Foundation (DFG)

 2018 - 2022

Krug, Schulzke

Project B06 "Interplay of the impaired tight junction and the subjacent immune cells in IBD", in: DFG Transregio Collaborative Research Center (TRR 241), coordinators C. Becker (Erlangen) and B. Siegmund (Berlin) "Immune-epithelial communication in inflammatory bowel diseases"

 2018 - 2021

Krug, Rittner

DFG Research Grant (KR 3807/7-1) "Neuropathic pain resolution by nerve barrier sealing and netrin-1", together with Heike Rittner, Würzburg (RI 817/12-1)

 2017 - 2022

Krug, Fromm

Project C2 "Role of the tricellular tight junction in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)", in:
DFG Research Training Group (GRK 2318) "Tight junctions and their proteins: molecular features and actions in health and disease (TJ-Train)"

 2017 Bachmann (Anatomy)

Large equipment DFG (INST 335/596-1 FUGG) Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), in the user group Fromm M, Krug SM, Piontek J: "Paracellular versus transcytotic macromolecule passage / Organization of claudins in nanodomains"

 2010 - 2012 Fromm, Schulzke, Krug

Project Z "Freeze fracture electron microscopy; general duties", in:
DFG Research Unit 721 (FOR 721/2) "Molecular structure and function of the tight junction"

 2011 - 2012 Krug DFG Grant (KR 3807/1-1), program Initiation and enhancement of bilateral cooperation. Joint project and research stay of S. Krug with Prof. Jerrold R. Turner, Chicago IL, USA


 10.2000 - 03.2001

Study of chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

 04.2001 - 09.2005

Study of biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

 10.2005 - 03.2006

Diploma thesis (Dipl. Biochem.) "Transfection of MDCK cells with claudin-12 cDNA and analysis of the differentiation-dependent expression of tight junction proteins", Freie Universität Berlin

 07.2006 - 12.2009

Postgraduate, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité Berlin; 11.06 - 12.09: German Research Foundation, Research Unit (DFG Forschergruppe) FOR 721/1, TP1

 30.11.2009 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), "Tricellulin and its function in the tricellular tight junction of epithelial cells" Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

 since 01.2010

Research Associate, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité Berlin

 since 2013 Coordinating Officer for Research of the Institute of Clinical Physiology
 18.01.2016 Habilitation for "Privatdozent", Experimental biomedicine
 since 2017 Member of the Charité doctoral committee
 since 2018 Associate Editor of BMC Gastroenterology