(2020) In situ visualization o C3/C5 convertases to differentiate complement activation. Kidney Int Rep 5(6), 927-930.
Prof. Dr. Peter F. ZipfelInfection Biology · Head International Leibniz Research School · Speaker +49 3641 532-1301 email@example.com
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
(2020) Acquisition of human plasminogen facilitates complement evasion by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Eur J Immunol 51(2), 490-493.
(2020) Human neutrophils produce antifungal extracellular vesicles against Aspergillus fumigatus. mBio 11(2), e00596-20.
(2020) Factor H-related protein 1: A complement protein and guardian of necrotic type surfaces. Br J Pharmacol [Epub ahead of print] (Review)
(2020) Quantification of factor H mediated self versus non-self discrimination by mathematical modeling. Front Immunol 11, 1911.
(2020) CFHR gene variations provide insights in the pathogenesis of the kidney diseases atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathy. J Am Soc Nephrol 31(2), 241-256. (Review)
(2019) Enolase from Aspergillus fumigatus is a moonlighting and immune evasion protein that binds the human plasma complement proteins factor H, FHL-1, C4BP, and plasminogen. Front Immunol 10, 2573.
(2019) Serum FHR1 binding to necrotic-type cells activates monocytic inflammasome and marks necrotic sites in vasculopathies. Nat Commun 10(1), 2961.
(2019) Unaltered fungal burden and ethality in human CEACAM1-transgenic mice during Candida albicans dissemination and systemic infection. Front Microbiol 10, 2703.
(2019) Molecular crypsis by pathogenic fungi using human factor H. PLOS One 14(2), e0212187.