Jakob Begun

Associate Professor Jakob Begun (Chair - IBD Faculty)

BSc, MPhil, MD, PhD
President of the Gastroenterology Network of Intestinal Ultrasound (GENIUS)

Jakob Begun is Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, IBD Group Leader at the Mater Research Institute and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. He completed his advanced training in gastroenterology and IBD at Massachusetts General Hospital, before returning to Australia to pursue interests in clinical and translational IBD research and gut health.

Jakob leads a basic and translational laboratory at the Translational Research Institute, investigating the interaction between the innate immune system and the gut microbiome, as well as genetic contributions to disease. He also performs clinical research examining predictors of response to therapy, minimising barriers of care for adolescents and young adults with IBD, improving outcomes in pregnant patients with IBD and the use of intestinal ultrasound in IBD.