PD. Dr. med. Anna-Maria Dittrich
Departement of Pediatric Allergology, Pneumology and Neonatology
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Tel. : +49 511 532-9785
Focus of Research
The research group "Inflammatory Lung Diseases in Childhood" headed by Dr. Anna-Maria Dittrich studies immunological mechanisms influencing inflammatory lung diseases in childhood. The focus is on inflammatory changes in bronchial asthma and cystic fibrosis. Through studies of mouse models and patient material, we identify mechanisms that influence immunological-inflammatory diseases in the lung in order to find new approaches for anti-inflammatory therapies and targets for preventive measures.
Dr. Dittrich is clinical coordinator of the pediatric arm of the ALLIANCE cohort (All-Age Asthma Cohort) of the German Center for Lung Research at the Hannover site under the direction of Prof. Dr. Hansen, a multicenter cohort investigating bronchial asthma and Principal Investigator in the disease area cystic fibrosis of the German Center for Lung Research. She is the local principal investigator for a number of industry-sponsored intervention studies in the European Cystic Fibrosis Study Network (ECFS CTN).