(2017) Age-related macular degeneration associated polymorphism rs10490924 in ARMS2 results in deficiency of a complement activator. J Neuroinflammation 14(1), 4.
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
(2017) Vitronectin Binds to a Specific Stretch within the Head Region of Yersinia Adhesin A and Thereby Modulates Yersinia enterocolitica Host Interaction. J Innate Immun 9(1), 33-51.
(2017) Immune evasion of Borrelia miyamotoi: CbiA, a novel outer surface protein exhibiting complement binding and inactivating properties. Sci Rep 7(1), 303.
(2016) Complement Factor H-Related 5-Hybrid Proteins Anchor Properdin and Activate Complement at Self-Surfaces. J Am Soc Nephrol 27(5), 1413-1425.
(2016) Conserved Patterns of Microbial Immune Escape: Pathogenic Microbes of Diverse Origin Target the Human Terminal Complement Inhibitor Vitronectin via a Single Common Motif. PLOS ONE 11(1), e0147709.
(2016) BGA66 and BGA71 facilitate complement resistance of Borrelia bavariensis by inhibiting assembly of the membrane attack complex. Mol Immunol 99, 407-424.
(2016) CipA of Acinetobacter baumannii Is a Novel Plasminogen Binding and Complement Inhibitory Protein J Infect Dis 213(9), 1388-1399.
(2016) The complement inhibitor factor H generates an anti-inflammatory and tolerogenic state in monocyte-derived dendritic cells J Immunol 196(10), 4274-4290.
(2016) Deciphering the counterplay of Aspergillus fumigatus infection and host inflammation by evolutionary games on graphs. Sci Rep 6, 27807.