Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Intravital 2-photon microscopy of the immune system
  • Software development for automated and advanced image analysis and model-based simulations
  • Image-based Systems Biology
Professional Career
since 2016 Research associate, imaging and image analysis specialist at the Hans Knoell Institute, Jena
2016-2016 Microscopy and imaging specialist at the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum (DRFZ) and the Beuth Hochschule, Berlin
2012-2016 Microscopy and imaging specialist in the JIMI (Joint Intravital Microscopy and Imaging) project at the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum, Max Delbrück Center (Berlin) and at the Hans Knoell Institute, Jena
2010-2012 Research associate and Co-manager of the Confocal and 2-Photon Microscopy Core Facility at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin
2007-2010 Imaging Facility manager in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (GB)
1994-2007 Research associate and confocal imaging specialist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore (USA)
1991-1994 Research associate in the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine at Debrecen University (HU)
1985-1991 Research associate in the Department of Solid State Physics at Debrecen University (HU)


Büttner H*, Niehs SP*, Vandelannoote K, Cseresnyés Z, Dose B, Richter I, Gerst R, Figge MT, Stinear TP, Pidot SJ, Hertweck C# (2021) Bacterial endosymbionts protect beneficial soil fungus from nematode attack. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 118(37), e2110669118.
Muljajew I*, Huschke S*, Ramoji A, Cseresnyés Z, Hoeppener S, Nischang I, Foo W, Popp J, Figge MT, Weber C, Bauer M, Schubert US#, Press AT# (2021) Stealth effect of short polyoxazolines in graft copolymers: Minor changes of backbone end group determine liver cell-type specificity. ACS Nano 15(7), 12298-12313.
Press AT, Babic P, Hoffmann B, Müller T, Foo W, Hauswald W, Benecke J, Beretta M, Cseresnyés Z, Hoeppener S, Nischang I, Coldewey SM, Gräler MH, Bauer R, Gonnert F, Gaßler N, Wetzker R, Figge MT, Schubert US, Bauer M (2021) Targeted delivery of a phosphoinositide 3-kinase γ inhibitor to restore organ function in sepsis. EMBO Mol Med 13, e14436.
Stanford FA, Matthies N, Cseresnyés Z, Figge MT, Hassan MIA, Voigt K (2021) Expression patterns in reductive iron assimilation and functional consequences during phagocytosis of Lichtheimia corymbifera, an emerging cause of mucormycosis. J Fungi (Basel) 7(4), 272.
Böttcher B, Hoffmann B, Garbe E, Weise T, Cseresnyés Z, Brandt P, Dietrich S, Driesch D, Figge MT, Vylkova S (2020) The transcription factor Stp2 is important for Candida albicans biofilm establishment and sustainability. Front Microbiol 11, 794.
Cseresnyes Z*, Hassan MIA*, Dahse HM, Voigt K, Figge MT; * shared first authors (2020) Quantitative impact of cell membrane fluorescence labeling on phagocytosis measurements in confrontation assays. Front Microbiol 11, 1193.
Deinhardt-Emmer S, Rennert K, Schicke E, Cseresnyés Z, Windolph M, Nietzsche S, Heller R, Siwczak F, Haupt KF, Carlstedt S, Schacke M, Figge MT, Ehrhardt C, Löffler B, Mosig AS (2020) Co-infection with Staphylococcus aureus after primary influenza virus infection leads to damage of the endothelium in a human alveolus-on-a-chip model. Biofabrication 12(2), 025012.
Drost N*, Houtman J*, Cseresnyés Z, Niesner R, Rinnenthal JL, Miller KR, Prokop S**, Heppner FL**; * authors contributed equally; corresponding authors; ** authors contributed equally (2020) The Amyloid-beta rich CNS environment alters myeloid cell functionality independent of their origin. Sci Rep 10(1), 7152.
Hassan MIA, Kruse JM, Krüger T, Dahse HM, Cseresnyés Z, Blango MG, Slevogt H, Hörhold F, Ast V, König R, Figge MT, Kniemeyer O, Brakhage AA, Voigt K (2020) Functional surface proteomic profiling reveals the host heat-shock protein A8 as a mediator of Lichtheimia corymbifera recognition by murine alveolar macrophages. Environ Microbiol 22(9), 3722-3740.
Kühne M, Lindemann H, Grune C, Schröder D, Cseresnyés Z, Godmann M, Koschella A, Figge MT, Eggeling C, Fischer D, Heinze T*, Heinzel T*; * corresponding authors (2020) Biocompatible sulfated valproic acid-coupled polysaccharide-based nanocarriers with HDAC inhibitory activity. J Control Release S0168-3659(20), 30577-0.