Sebastian Mueller, MD, PhD


Professor of Medicine,

Department of Medicine, 

Salem Medical Center

University of Heidelberg


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The Center for Alcohol Research (CAR) is located both at the Department of Medicine at  Salem Medical Center and the Theoretikum of the University of Heidelberg. Major goals are to better understand disease-mechanisms of chronic alcohol consumption, namely alcoholic liver disease and cancer. The CAR team consists of physicians, scientists, technicians and study nurses. CAR is headed by Helmut K. Seitz (director) and Sebastian Mueller (co-director).




        H.K. Seitz                                 S. Mueller


Ongoing clinical studies:


1. Hepatoprotective effects of Nalmefene, DELIVER  (PI: Mueller, S., Ko-PI: Seitz, H.K.)

2. Non-invasive diagnosis of liver steatosis by CAP

3. Non-invasive diagnosis of liver cirrhosis

4. Non-invasive diagnosis of liver iron overload by susceptometry

5. alcohol and cancer (breast, colon cancer etc.)

6. CALVADOS study. Hepatoprotective alcohol detoxification with chlromethiazole (PI: Seitz, H.K., Ko-PI: Mueller, S.)



Clinical study team:


Study coordination









Sandra Krienke





Study doctors:

Dr. Fluhr Dipl. Phys. Mueller Dr. Raisi, clinical fellow, Iron group


Long term aims are:

  • to better understand underlying molecular mechanisms of liver diseases

  • to improve diagnosis and therapy of liver diseases 


Actual translational research topics focus on 

Actual basic research topics are related to


Former team members:



Dr. Sollors Dr. Sellinger



Vanessa Rausch, PhD

Group leader, Molecular biology


Julia Mutzek 

Study coordination


Antje Hagedorn-Dambuk

Study coordinationHagedorn-Dambuk Antje