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)


Gerst R*, Cseresnyés Z*, Figge MT (2022) JIPipe: Visual batch processing for ImageJ. ResSquare [Preprint]
Goldmann M, Schmidt F, Cseresnyés Z, Orasch T, Jahreis S, Hartung S, Figge MT, von Lilienfeld-Toal M, Heinekamp T, Brakhage AA (2022) The lipid raft-associated protein stomatin is required for accumulation of dectin-1 in the phagosomal membrane and for full activity of macrophages against Aspergillus fumigatus. bioRxiv ,
González K*, Gangapurwala G*, Alex J*, Vollrath A, Cseresnyés Z, Weber C, Czaplewska JA, Hoeppener S, Svensson CM, Orasch T, Heinekamp T, Guerrero-Sánchez C, Figge MT, Schubert US, Brakhage AA (2022) Targeting of phagolysosomes containing conidia of the human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus with polymeric particles. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol ,
Hoang TNM*, Cseresnyés Z*, Hartung S*, Blickensdorf M, Saffer C, Rennert K, Mosig AS, von Lilienfeld-Toal M, Figge MT (2022) Invasive aspergillosis-on-chip: A quantitative treatment study of human Aspergillus fumigatus infection. Biomaterials 283, 121420.
Hoffmann B*, Gerst R*, Cseresnyés Z, Fooc W, Sommerfeld O, Press AT, Bauer M, Figge MT (2022) Spatial quantification of clinical biomarker pharmacokinetics through deep learning-based segmentation and signal-oriented analysis of MSOT data. Photoacoustics 26, 100361.
Jia LJ, Rafiq M, Radosa L, Hortschansky P, Cunha C, Cseresnyés Z, Krüger T, Schmidt F, Heinekamp T, Straßburger M, Loeffler B, Doenst T, Lacerda JF, Campos A, Figge MT, Carvalho A, Kniemeyer O, Brakhage AA (2022) Re-direction of phagosomes to the recycling expulsion pathway by a fungal pathogen. bioRxiv [Preprint]
Kühne M, Hofmann S, Lindemann H, Cseresnyés Z, Dzierza A, Schröder D, Godmann M, Koschella A, Eggeling C, Fischer D, Figge MT, Heinze T, Heinzel T (2022) Analysis of HDACi-coupled nanoparticles: Opportunities and challenges. In: Humana, New York, NY (eds.) HDAC/HAT Function Assessment and Inhibitor Development. Methods in Molecular Biology 2589, pp. 129-144. Springer Protocols. ISBN: 978-1-0716-2787.
Richter I, Radosa S, Cseresnyés Z, Ferling I, Büttner H, Niehs SP, Gerst R, Figge MT, Hillmann F, Hertweck C (2022) Toxin-producing endosymbionts shield pathogenic fungus against micropredators. mBio 13(5), e0144022.
Siwczak F*, Cseresnyes Z*, Hassan MIA, Oluwasegun AK, Carlstedt S, Sigmund A, Groger M, Surewaard BGJ, Werz O, Figge MT, Tuchscherr L, Loffler B, Mosig AS (2022) Human macrophage polarization determines bacterial persistence of Staphylococcus aureus in a liver-on-chip-based infection model. Biomaterials 287, 121632.
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.