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)


Hassan MIA*, Cseresnyes Z*, Al-Zaben N, Dahse HM, Vilela de Oliveira RJ, Walther G, Voigt K**, Figge MT**; *shared first authors; ** authors contributed equally (2019) The geographical region of origin determines the phagocytic vulnerability of Lichtheimia strains. Environ Microbiol 21(12), 4563-4581.
Maurer M, Gresnigt MS, Last A, Wollny T, Berlinghof F, Pospich R, Cseresnyes Z, Medyukhina A, Graf K, Gröger M, Raasch M, Siwczak F, Nietzsche S, Jacobsen ID, Figge MT, Hube B, Huber O, Mosig AS (2019) A three-dimensional immunocompetent intestine-on-chip model as in vitro platform for functional and microbial interaction studies. Biomaterials 220, 119396.
Cseresnyes Z*, Kraibooj K*, Figge MT, *authors contributed equally (2018) Hessian-based quantitative image analysis of host- pathogen confrontation assays. Cytometry A 93(3), 346-356.
Dasari P, Shopova IA, Stroe M, Wartenberg D, Dahse HM, Beyersdorf N, Hortschansky P, Dietrich S, Cseresnyés Z, Figge MT, Westermann M, Skerka C, Brakhage AA, Zipfel PF (2018) Aspf2 from Aspergillus fumigatus recruits human immune regulators for immune evasion and cell damage. Front Immunol 9, 1635.
Kriegel FL, Köhler R, Bayat Sarmadi J, Bayerl S, Hauser AE, Niesner R, Luch A*, Cseresnyés Z*, *authors contributed equally (2018) Morphology-based distinction between healthy and pathological cells utilizing fourier transforms and self-organizing maps. J Vis Exp 140, e58543.
Kriegel FL, Köhler R, Bayat-Sarmadi J, Bayerl S, Hauser AE, Niesner R, Luch A, Cseresnyes Z (2018) Cell shape characterization and classification with discrete fourier transforms and self-organizing maps. Cytometry A 93(3), 323-333.
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.
Keller B, Cseresnyés Z, Stumpf I, Wehr C, Fliegauf M, Bulashevska A, Usadel S, Grimbacher B, Rizzi M, Eibel H, Niesner R, Warnatz K (2017) Disturbed canonical nuclear factor of κ light chain signaling in B cells of patients with common variable immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol 139(1), 220-231.
Bayerl SH, Niesner R, Cseresnyés Z, Radbruch H, Pohlan J, Brandenburg S, Czabanka MA, Vajkoczy P (2016) Time lapse in vivo microscopy reveals distinct dynamics of microglia-tumor environment interactions-a new role for the tumor perivascular space as highway for trafficking microglia. Glia 64(7), 1210-1226.
Radbruch H, Bremer D, Guenther R, Cseresnyés Z, Lindquist R, Hauser AE, Niesner R (2016) Ongoing oxidative stress causes subclinicalneuronal dysfunction in the recovery phase of EAE. Front Immunol 7(92),