Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Infection biology of human pathogenic fungi (Candida albicans)
  • Immunology of fungal infections
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Fungal adaptation to the host
Professional Career
Since
05/2020
Junior Research Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knoell Institute, Adaptive Pathogenicity Strategies
05/2018-
05/2020
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Leibniz Institute of Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knoell Institute, Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms
03/2018-04/2018 Language Course German, Dresden, Germany
08/2015-03/2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Internal medicine, Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases. Project: The development of novel immunomodulatory strategies for disseminated fungal infections
10/2010-05/2015 Phd, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, department of internal medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Project: Pattern recognition and cytokine signalling pathways in the host defence against Aspergillus fumigatus
02/2008-08/2010 M.Sc. Medical Biology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
07/2003-07/2007 B.Sc. Biology and Medical Laboratory Research, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2021 Research award of the German speaking society for Mycology (DMykG)
2021 Science Award Life Sciences and Physics 2021 Beutenberg Campus e.V. Jena
Since 2021 Member and PI of the DFG SFB/TR 124 programme "Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction – FungiNet'"
Since 2020 DFG Emmy Noether grant
2020 Journal of Fungi Travel Award
2020 Co-Organizer of the FEBS advanced practical course “State-of-the-art infection models for human pathogenic fungi” in Jena, Germany
2019 PLoS Pathogens Postdoctoral Poster Award, Advanced lecture course on Human Fungal Pathogens
2019 ESCMID Research Grant 2019
2019 Co-organizer of the winter school of the FunHoMic Marie Curie International Training Network
2018-2021 Two publication awards of the Deutschsprachigen Mykologischen Gesellschaft (DMykG; as co-author)
2018 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
2018 Golden pipette award by the Laboratory for Experimental Internal Medicine Radboud University Nijmegen Medical center
2016 3rd prize for best thesis by the Radboud institute for molecular life sciences (RIMLS)
2015 Van Beckum thesis Award for best PhD thesis in the field of immunology by the Dutch society for Immunology (NVVI)
2015 Youth development Prize by the German speaking society for Mycology (DMykG)
Since 2014 Ad hoc reviewer for 19 journals eLife, PLoS Pathogens, mBio, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Frontiers Immunology, Cellular Microbiology, FEMS microbiology letters, Microbial Pathogenesis, Virulence, and others
2013 ALLFUN Investigators Award

Publications

Gresnigt MS, Jaeger M, Subbarao Malireddi RK, Rasid O, Jouvion G, Fitting C, Melchers WJG, Kanneganti TD, Carvalho A, Ibrahim-Granet O, van de Veerdonk FL (2017) The Absence of NOD1 Enhances Killing of Aspergillus fumigatus Through Modulation of Dectin-1 Expression. Front Immunol 8, 1777.
Leentjens J, Gresnigt MS, van de Veerdonk FL, Kox M, Kullberg BJ, Pickkers P, Brouwer AE, Netea MG (2017) Adjuvant interferon-gamma immunotherapy in a patient with progressive cerebral Nocardia abscesses. Int J Infect Dis 59, 25-28.
Matzaraki V, Gresnigt MS, Jaeger M, Ricaño-Ponce I, Johnson MD, Oosting M, Franke L, Withoff S, Perfect JR, Joosten LAB, Kullberg BJ, van de Veerdonk FL, Jonkers I, Li Y, Wijmenga C, Netea MG, Kumar V (2017) An integrative genomics approach identifies novel pathways that influence candidaemia susceptibility. PLoS One 12(7), e0180824.
Netea MG, Balkwill F, Chonchol M, Cominelli F, Donath MY, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ, Golenbock D, Gresnigt MS, Heneka MT, Hoffman HM, Hotchkiss R, Joosten LAB, Kastner DL, Korte M, Latz E, Libby P, Mandrup-Poulsen T, Mantovani A, Mills KHG, Nowak KL, O'Neill LA, Pickkers P, van der Poll T, Ridker PM, Schalkwijk J, Schwartz DA, Siegmund B, Steer CJ, Tilg H, van der Meer JWM, van de Veerdonk FL, Dinarello CA (2017) A guiding map for inflammation. Nat Immunol 18(8), 826-831.
Raijmakers RPH, Sprenkeler EGG, Aleva FE, Jacobs CWM, Kanneganti TD, Joosten LAB, van de Veerdonk FL, Gresnigt MS (2017) Toll-like receptor 2 induced cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 regulates Aspergillus-induced regulatory T-cells with pro-inflammatory characteristics. Sci Rep 7(1), 11500.
van de Veerdonk FL, Gresnigt MS, Romani L, Netea MG, Latgé JP (2017) Aspergillus fumigatus morphology and dynamic host interactions. Nat Rev Microbiol 15(11), 661-674.
van de Veerdonk FL, Gresnigt MS, Verweij PE, Netea MG (2017) Personalized medicine in influenza: a bridge too far or the near future? Curr Opin Pulm Med 23(3), 237-240.
Akoumianaki T, Kyrmizi I, Valsecchi I, Gresnigt MS, Samonis G, Drakos E, Boumpas D, Muszkieta L, Prevost MC, Kontoyiannis DP, Chavakis T, Netea MG, van de Veerdonk FL, Brakhage AA, El-Benna J, Beauvais A, Latge JP, Chamilos G (2016) Aspergillus cell wall melanin blocks LC3-associated phagocytosis to promote pathogenicity. Cell Host Microbe 19(1), 79-90.
Becker KL, Aimanianda V, Wang X, Gresnigt MS, Ammerdorffer A, Jacobs CW, Gazendam RP, Joosten LA, Netea MG, Latgé JP, van de Veerdonk FL (2016) Aspergillus Cell Wall Chitin Induces Anti- and Proinflammatory Cytokines in Human PBMCs via the Fc-γ Receptor/Syk/PI3K Pathway. mBio 7(3),
Cheng SC, Scicluna BP, Arts RJ, Gresnigt MS, Lachmandas E, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ, Kox M, Manjeri GR, Wagenaars JA, Cremer OL, Leentjens J, van der Meer AJ, van de Veerdonk FL, Bonten MJ, Schultz MJ, Willems PH, Pickkers P, Joosten LA, van der Poll T, Netea MG (2016) Broad defects in the energy metabolism of leukocytes underlie immunoparalysis in sepsis. Nat Immunol 17(4), 406-413.