Marc Thilo Figge

Prof. Dr. Marc Thilo Figge

Applied Systems Biology +49 3641 532-1416 thilo.figge@leibniz-hki.de

Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Host-pathogen interaction on human pathogenic fungi
  • Automated processing of microscopic images
  • Spatiotemporal computer simulations of agent-based infection models
Professional Career
since 2021 Professor (W3) for Applied Systems Biology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
since 2011 Head of Research Group Applied Systems Biology, Leibniz-HKI
2011-2021 Professor (W2) for Applied Systems Biology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
2005-2010 Junior Fellow in Theoretical Immunology at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) of the Goethe University Frankfurt
2001-2005 Research assistant in Computer Physics at the University Groningen (NL)
2000 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics at the University Groningen (NL)
1995 Diploma in Physics at the University Dortmund
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities

Awards

2011 - 2017 Adjunct Fellow at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)

Scientific Activities and Functions

since 2021 Deputy Coordinator of the Jena School for Microbial Communication
since 2019 Coordinator of Research Area C – Data Synopsis in the Excellence Cluster “Balance of the Microverse”
Member of the Management Board of the Microverse Imaging Center in the Excellence Cluster “Balance of the Microverse”
since 2019 Speaker of Leibniz ScienceCampus “InfectoOptics”
since 2019 Editor: Scientific Reports
since 2017 Ombudsperson at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
since 2017 PI and member of the DFG-Collaborative Research Center 1278 PolyTarget
since 2017 Editor: Cytometry A
since 2015 Member: Jena Center for Soft Matter
since 2015 Member: Michael Stifel Center for Data-Driven and Simulation Science
since 2014 PI and member of the DFG-Collaborative Research Center 124 FungiNet
since 2014 Editor: Computational and Mathematical Models in Medicine
since 2012 Organizer: Biennial international symposium on “Image-based Systems Biology” (IbSB)
since 2011 Organizer: Biennial international symposium on “Systems Biology of Microbial Infection” (SBMI)
since 2011 Member: International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions
since 2011 Member: Jena School for Microbial Communication

Publications

Blickensdorf M, Timme S, Figge MT (2020) Hybrid agent-based modeling of Aspergillus fumigatus infection to quantitatively investigate the role of Pores of Kohn in human alveoli. Front Microbiol 11, 1951.
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.
Figge MT (2020) Advances in quantitative bioimage analysis for proteins and cells. Cytometry Part A 97(4), 344-346. (Review)
Gerst R, Medyukhina A, Figge MT (2020) MISA++: A standardized interface for automated bioimage analysis. SoftwareX 11, 100405.
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.
Marolda A, Hünniger K, Böttcher S, Vivas W, Löffler J, Figge MT, Kurzai O (2020) Candida species-dependent release of IL-12 by dendritic cells induces different levels of NK cell stimulation. J Infect Dis 221(12), 2060-2071.
Medyukhina A, Figge MT (2020) DeconvTest: Simulation framework for quantifying errors and selecting optimal parameters of image deconvolution. J Biophotonics 13(4), e201960079.