(2010) Interaction of phagocytes with filamentous fungi. Curr Opin Microbiol 13(4), 409-415.
Prof. Dr. Peter F. ZipfelInfection Biology · Head International Leibniz Research School · Speaker +49 3641 532-1301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Research Areas
- Immune escape of human pathogenic micro-organisms
- Infection-associated function of the complement system
- Genetic susceptibility for infections
|Since 2000||Professor for infection biology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU Jena)|
|Since 2000||Head of the department infection biology, Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll-Institute Jena|
|1999||Nontenured professor, University Hamburg|
|1993||Habilitation in immunology and molecular biology, University Hamburg|
|1989-2000||Group head at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for tropical medicine Hamburg|
|1989||Visiting associate, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA|
|1985-1988||Postdoc, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)|
|1984||PhD as Dr. rer. nat., University Bremen|
|1980-1985||Research assistant, University Bremen|
|1980||Diploma in biology, University Bremen|
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
|Since 2009||Member at the editorial board of molecular immunology, frontiers in innate immunity|
|2009||Excellence award from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie|
|Since 2008||Representative of the graduate school International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions (ILRS)|
|2008||EFIS lecture award of the European Federation of Immunological Societies|
|Since 2007||Principal investigator of the excellence graduate school Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)|
|2007||Heinz Spitzbart award of the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ESIDOG)|
|Since 2006||Principal investigator of the graduate school International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions (ILRS)|
|2007-2011||President of the European Complement Network|
|2005 – 2012||Board member of the European Complement Network|
|2004||Thuringian research award|
|Since 2002||Deputy Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll-Institute Jena|
|Since 2000||Project leader for infection biology, L2|
|1999-2001||Member at the editorial board of experimental and clinical immunology, thrombosis and haemostasis, section editor molecular immunology
Member of the European Working Party on the Genetics of Complement mediated Kidney Diseases, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie, Gesellschaft für Genetik, Gesellschaft für Nephrologie
(2010) Binding of the human complement regulators CFHR1 and factor H by streptococcal collagen-like protein 1 (Scl1) via their conserved C termini allows control of the complement cascade at multiple levels. J Biol Chem 285(49), 38473-38485.
(2010) Complement factor H-related proteins CFHR2 and CFHR5 represent novel ligands for the infection-associated CRASP proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi. PLOS One 5(10), e13519.
(2009) The yeast Candida albicans evades human complement attack by secretion of aspartic proteases. Mol Immunol 47(2-3), 465-475.
(2006) The vesicle transport protein Vac1p is required for virulence of Candida albicans. Microbiology 152(Pt 10), 3111-3121.
(2006) Two factor H-related proteins from the mouse: expression analysis and functional characterization. Immunogenetics 58(11), 883-893.
(2005) Generation and functional in vivo characterization of a lipid kinase defective phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase Vps34p of Candida albicans. Microbiology 151(Pt 1), 81-89.
(2005) The putative vacuolar ATPase subunit Vma7p of Candida albicans is involved in vacuole acidification, hyphal development and virulence. Microbiology 151(Pt 5), 1645-1655.