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

Dudeck J*, Medyukhina A*, Figge MT**, Dudeck A**; *authors contributed equally; **corresponding authors, authors contributed equally (2018) Waffenübergabe im Immunsystem. Laborjournal 4, 40-43. (Review)
Figge MT (2018) Quantitative bioimage analysis of cell characteristics. Cytometry A 93(3), 278-280. (Review)
Figge MT (2018) Drops of blood in focus. LICHTGEDANKEN - The Magazine of the Friedrich Schiller University 3, 26-29. (Review)
Meinel C, Spartà G, Dahse HM, Hörhold F, König R, Westermann M, Cseresnyés Z, Coldewey SM, Figge MT, Hammerschmidt S, Skerka C, Zipfel PF (2018) Streptococcus pneumoniae from patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome binds human plasminogen via the surface protein PspC and uses plasmin to damage human endothelial cells. J Infect Dis 217(3), 358-370.
Prauße MTE, Lehnert T, Timme S, Hünniger K, Leonhardt I, Kurzai O, Figge MT (2018) Predictive virtual infection modeling of fungal immune evasion in human whole blood. Front Immunol 9, 560.
Schaarschmidt B, Vlaic S, Medyukhina A, Neugebauer S, Nietzsche S, Gonnert FA, Rödel J, Singer M, Kiehntopf M, Figge MT, Jacobsen ID, Bauer M, Press AT (2018) Molecular signatures of liver dysfunction are distinct in fungal and bacterial infections in mice. Theranostics 8(14), 3766-3780.
Svensson C-M, Medyukhina A, Belyaev I, Al-Zaben N, Figge MT (2018) Untangling cell tracks: Quantifying cell migration by time lapse image data analysis. Cytometry A 93(3), 357-370. (Review)
Timme S, Lehnert T, Prauße MTE, Hünniger K, Leonhardt I, Kurzai O, Figge MT (2018) Quantitative simulations predict treatment strategies against fungal infections in virtual neutropenic patients. Front Immunol 9, 667.
Brandes S, Dietrich S, Hünniger K, Kurzai O, Figge MT (2017) Migration and interaction tracking for quantitative analysis of phagocyte-pathogen confrontation assays. Medical Image Analysis 36, 172-183.
Dudeck J*, Medyukhina A*, Froebel J, Svensson C-M, Kotrba J, Gerlach M, Gradtke AC, Schröder B, Speier S, Figge MT**, Dudeck A**; *authors contributed equally; **corresponding authors, authors contributed equally (2017) Mast cells acquire MHCII from dendritic cells during skin inflammation. J Exp Med 214(12), 3791-3811.