Biomarkers of Infectious Diseases

The Research Group Biomarkers of Infectious Diseases aims to identify more accurate diagnostic, prognostic and predictive host biomarkers for infectious diseases and the vaccine response. The clinical aims of the group are to help select the most effective, individualized treatment as early as possible, aiming to streamline the use of anti-infectives (improve anti-infective stewardship) and to improve clinical outcome.

This group is located at the TWINCORE in Hannover.


Selected Publications

Chen F, Lukat P, Iqbal AA, Saile K, Kaever V, van den Heuvel J, Blankenfeldt W, Büssow K, Pessler F. Crystal structure of cis-aconitate decarboxylase reveals the impact of naturally occurring human mutations on itaconate synthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Oct 8;116(41):20644-20654. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1908770116. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Samir M, Vidal RO, Abdallah F, Capece V, Seehusen F, Geffers R, Hussein A, Ali AAH, Bonn S, Pessler F. Organ-specific small non-coding RNA responses in domestic (Sudani) ducks experimentally infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1). RNA Biol. 2019 Oct 4:1-13. doi: 10.1080/15476286.2019.1669879. [Epub ahead of print]

Akmatov MK, Riese P, Trittel S, May M, Prokein J, Illig T, Schindler C, Guzmán CA, Pessler F. Self-reported diabetes and herpes zoster are associated with a weak humoral response to the seasonal influenza A H1N1 vaccine antigen among the elderly. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 23;19(1):656. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4214-x.

Sühs KW, Novoselova N, Kuhn M, Seegers L, Kaever V, Müller-Vahl K, Trebst C, Skripuletz T, Stangel M, Pessler F. Kynurenine Is a Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarker for Bacterial and Viral Central Nervous System Infections. J Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 5;220(1):127-138. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz048.

Further Information

A current overview of the team and further information about the research group can be found on the TWINCORE page.

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