Curriculum vitae

Professional Career
Since 01/2016 PostDoc, Microbial Immunology Unit, Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany. Head: Ilse D. Jacobsen
07/2015-12/2015 PostDoc, Antifungal Immunity Lab, Part of ‘Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden’ (MIMS), Umeå, Sweden. Head: Constantin F. Urban
08/2009-06/2015 PhD student, Antifungal Immunity Lab, MIMS, Umeå, Sweden. Head: Constantin F. Urban
01/2009-06/2009 Research Assistant, Section of Molecular and Cellular Microbiology (MCM), Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Tübingen, Germany. Head: Andreas Peschel
05/2008-01/2009 Diploma thesis, MCM, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Tübingen, Germany. Head: Andreas Peschel
06/2006-02/2007 Research Assistant,  Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Tübingen, Germany. Head: Julia S. Frick
10/2003-01/2009 Diploma studies in Biochemistry, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, GER


Dunker C, Polke M, Schulze-Richter B, Schubert K, Rudolphi S, Gressler AE, Pawlik T, Prada Salcedo JP, Niemiec MJ, Slesiona-Künzel S, Swidergall M, Martin R, Dandekar T, Jacobsen ID (2021) Rapid proliferation due to better metabolic adaptation results in full virulence of a filament-deficient Candida albicans strain. Nat Commun 12(1), 3899.
Shankar M, Uwamahoro N, Backman E, Holmberg S, Niemiec MJ, Roth J, Vogl T, Urban CF (2021) Immune resolution dilemma: Host antimicrobial factor S100A8/A9 modulates inflammatory collateral tissue damage during disseminated fungal peritonitis. Front Immunol 12, 553911.
Sprenger M, Hartung TS, Allert S, Wisgott S, Niemiec MJ, Graf K, Jacobsen ID, Kasper L, Hube B (2020) Fungal biotin homeostasis is essential for immune evasion after macrophage phagocytosis and virulence. Cell Microbiol 22(7), e13197.
Krüger W, Vielreicher S, Kapitan M, Jacobsen ID, Niemiec MJ (2019) Fungal-bacterial interactions in health and disease. Pathogens 8(2), 70. (Review)
Crawford AC, Lehtovirta-Morley LE, Alamir O, Niemiec MJ, Alawfi B, Alsarraf M, Skrahina V, Costa ACBP, Anderson A, Yellagunda S, Ballou ER, Hube B, Urban CF, Wilson D (2018) Biphasic zinc compartmentalisation in a human fungal pathogen. PLOS Pathog 14(5), e1007013.
Kapitan M, Niemiec MJ, Steimle A, Frick JS, Jacobsen ID (2018) Fungi as part of the microbiota and interactions with intestinal bacteria. In: Curr Top Microbiol Immunol (ed.) Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 422, pp. 265-301. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. (Review)
Luo S, Dasari P, Reiher N, Hartmann A, Jacksch S, Wende E, Barz D, Niemiec MJ, Jacobsen I, Beyersdorf N, Hünig T, Klos A, Skerka C, Zipfel PF (2018) The secreted Candida albicans protein Pra1 disrupts host defense by broadly targeting and blocking complement C3 and C3 activation fragments. Mol Immunol 93, 266-277.
Salzer AT, Niemiec MJ, Hosseinzadeh A, Stylianou M, Åström F, Röhm M, Ahlm C, Wahlin A, Ermert D, Urban CF (2018) Assessment of Neutrophil Chemotaxis Upon G-CSF Treatment of Healthy Stem Cell Donors and in Allogeneic Transplant Recipients Front Immunol (9), 1968.
Niemiec MJ, Kapitan M, Polke M, Jacobsen ID (2017) Commensal to Pathogen Transition of Candida albicans. In: Elsevier (ed.) Reference Module in Life Sciences 2017 Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128096338. (Review)
De Samber B, Niemiec MJ, Laforce B, Garrevoet J, Vergucht E, De Rycke R, Cloetens P, Urban CF, Vincze L (2016) Probing intracellular element concentration changes during neutrophil extracellular trap formation using synchrotron radiation based X-Ray fluorescence PLOS ONE 11(11), e0165604.