Thomas Daikeler

Prof. Dr. med.
Thomas Daikeler

Chief Physician Clinical Immunology

University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 328 74 81


Research Group Thomas Daikeler


Research Focus

Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Area of Research

Diagnostic and disease activity assessment in primary vasculitis and polymyalgia. Focus on quantitative imaging and biomarker.
Pathogenesis, epidemiology and outcome of gout.
Young patients with rheumatic diseases in between pediatric and adult care.


National Collaborations

  • SCQM: Swiss cohort of GCA /PMR patients

International Collaborations

  • European group for Vasculitis research (EUVAS)
  • Diagnosis and classification of vasculitides study (DCVAS)
  • EBMT

Ongoing Research Projects

  • A structured nurse led patient management programme to improve outcomes in gout: A randomized controlled trial (Hedwig Widmer Stiftung)  
  • Longitundal imaging in patients with large vessel vasculitis to predict further disease course (Schweizer Stiftung für die Erforschung der Muskelerkrankungen)
  • Prevalence and risk factors for large vessel inflammation in patients with polymyalgia (Schweizer Stiftung für die Erforschung der Muskelerkrankungen)

Research Team

Dr. med. Bettina Bannert

Study Physician
Rheumatology Clinic

Phone +41 61 556 50 17

Mary Louise Daly

Transition coordinator

Phone +41 61 556 5432

Noemi Mensch

Master student

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Dr. med. Mihaela Stegert

Research Fellow

Phone +41 61 295 89 89

Delia Scherrer 

Doctoral student  

Phone +41 61 265 90 23

Dr. Lut Berben


Phone +41 61 328 54 37

Daniele Silvio Gozzoli

Doctoral student

Phone +41 61 556 50 28