Konrad Aden studied Medicine in Kiel, St. Louis (MO, USA) and Bern (Switzerland). After his medical degree in 2011 he started his clinical rotation at I. Medical Department, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel. From 2012-2014 we worked as PostDoc at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (Kiel University). Since 2018 he is board certified Gastroenterologist and works as a Clinician Scientist at the I. Medical Department, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel. His research are in the role of the intestinal epithelial layer in manifesting host-microbe interaction in inflammatory bowel disease.