PhD Students 2008

Asolina Braun

Research Topic: Role of lymph node stromal cells for tissue maintenance under homeostatic and inflammatory conditions

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Christina Brumshagen

Research Topic: Role of mononuclear phagocytes in lung protective immunity against S. pneumoniae infections

Supervisor: PD Dr. Ulrich Maus, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Nationality: German

Anna Buch

Research Topic: The secondary envelopment of HSV 1 in epithelial cells and neurons

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Sodeik, Department of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Nationality: German

Marcin Cebula

Research Topic: T cell response to hepatropic viruses in transgenic mice

Supervisor: Dr. Dagmar Wirth, Gene Regulation and Differentiation, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

Academic Background: Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

Nationality: Polish

Johanna Eberhard

Research Topic: Hepatitis C Virus - Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection: Immune Mechanisms, Viral Interactions and Pathogenesis

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schmidt and Dr. Dirk Meyer-Olson, Clinical Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Nationality: German

Publication:

Hong HS, Eberhard JM, Keudel P, Bollmann BA, Ballmaier M, Bhatnagar N, Zielinska-Skowronek M, Schmidt RE, Meyer-Olson D. HIV infection is associated with a preferential decline in less-differentiated CD56dim CD16+ NK cells. J Virol. 2010 Jan;84(2):1183-8. Epub 2009 Nov 11

 

Harro Frauendorf

Research Topic: Impact of in vivo reduced regulatory T cells on priming of respiratory virus-specific T cell responses, immunopathology and pathogen clearance

Supervisor: Dr. Dunja Bruder, Department of Immunregulation, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

Academic Background: Biology, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

Nationality: German

Ildar Gabaev

Research Topic: Characterization of the immunomodulatory polymorphic RL11 glycoprotein of human cytomegalovirus

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Messerle, Department of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Irkutsk State University, Russia

Nationality: Russian

Elena Grabski

Research Topic: Virus-Induced type I interferon responses by human antigen presenting cells

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, Experimental Infection Research, Twincore, Hannover

Academic Background: Biochemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Nationality: German

Darya Haas

Research Topic: Identification of cellular kinases involved in the reactivation of Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulz, Department of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Molecular Biology, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

Nationality: Belarusian

Jan Haas

Research Topic: Elucidation of the contribution of T cells to γδ Th17-type immune reactions in steady state and in the course of infections

Supervisor: Dr. Immo Prinz, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Nationality: German

Publication:

Jan D. Haas et al. CCR6 and NK1.1 distinguish between IL-17A and IFN-g-producing gd effector T cells. Eur. J. Immunol. 2009. 39: 3488-3497

Award: 2nd Poster presentation price, ZIB Retreat at the Twincore, November 2009

 

Stephan Halle

Research Topic: In vivo visualisation of the immune response and its modulation during herpes virus infections

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Nationality: German

Publications:

Halle S, Dujardin HC, Bakocevic N, Fleige H, Danzer H, Willenzon S, Suezer Y, Hämmerling G, Garbi N, Sutter G, Worbs T, Förster R. Induced bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue serves as a general priming site for T cells and is maintained by dendritic cells. J Exp Med. 2009 Nov 23;206(12):2593-601. Epub 2009 Nov 16  

 

Henriette Langhans

Research Topic: The role of the global transcriptional regulator SlyA for the virulence of enteric Escherichia coli

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Petra Dersch, Department of Microbiology, TU Braunschweig

Academic Background: Biology, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

Nationality: German

Award: 3rd price for best presentation (HBRS retreat 12.11.2009, Hannover)

 

Anna Pelinkevich

Research Topic: Exogenous modulation of virulence in pseudomonas aeruginosa

Supervisor: Dr. Lutz Wiehlmann, Department of Molecular Pathology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Microbiology, Kazan State University, Russia

Nationality: Russian

 

Malte Sandbaumhüter

Research Topic: The function of pUL37 for the cell entry, the assembly and the egress of Herpes Simplex Virus

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Sodeik, Department of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Nationality: German

Olga Schulz

Research Topic: Immune homeostasis in the small intestine: a critical role for constitutive antigen sampling by M cells and dendritic cells

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver Pabst, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Nationality: German

Publication:

O. Schulz1, E. Jaensson1, E.K. Persson, X. Liu, T. Worbs, W.W. Agace, O. Pabst. Intestinal CD103+, but not CX3CR1+ ,antigen sampling cells migrate in lymph and serve classical dendritic cell functions. J. Exp. Med., published online 14th November 09 (1=equal contribution)

Awards:

EFIS travel grant for ECI Berlin 2009

1st price for Presentation at Retreat of Class of 2008, 12th Nov 09

 

Christian Stern

Research Topic: Tumor targeting of filamentous phages displaying therapeutic molecules by bacterial carriers

Supervisor: Dr. Siegfried Weiß, Department of Molecular Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: Biology, Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelm-University Bonn, Germany

Nationality: German

Award: Poster Presentation Award, 2nd price, at 3rd International PhD Symposium of the Helmholtz International Research School for Infection Biology, 17.12.2009

 

Elisabeth Wende

Research Topic: The role of anaphylatoxin receptors in animal models of experimental colitis

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Klos, Department of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Medicine, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany

Nationality: German

Yuri Yakushko

Research Topic: Characterization of the pulmonary “virome” in patients at risk for the development of BOS (Bronchiolitits obliterans syndrome) by high throughput sequencing

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulz, Department of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biology, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Christina Ziegler

Research Topic: Host-microbe interplay in persistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

Supervisor: Dr. Eva Medina, Department of Infection Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: Molecular Biology, University of Bergen, Norway, Germany

Nationality: German

Kontakt

Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff

GS-FIRE (HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research)

Helmholtz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig

hzigrad.school@helmholtz-hzi.de