Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Immunology and infection biology of pathogenic fungi
  • In vivo and ex vivo infection models
  • Mucosal pathogen-host-interaction
Professional Career
since 2014 Professor for Microbial Immunology, FSU Jena
since 2013 Head of the research group "Microbial Immunology", HKI Jena
2013 Habilitation and Venia legendi in microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
2007-2013 Head of the working group "Infection Models" within the department of Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms, HKI Jena, Deputy Supervisor
2007 Veterinary surgeon specialising in microbiology
2005-2007 Research assistant (postdoc) at the Institute for Microbiology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, within the SFB 587 (immune reaction of the lungs in case of infection and allergy, project A4)
2002-2005 PhD studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, project: "molecular mechanisms of the adaptation of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae to the respiratory tract of pigs" (DFG Research Training Group 745: Mucosal host-pathogen-interaction), PhD degree summa cum laude
2001 Veterinary license
1995-2001 Studies in veterinary medicine in Hanover and Pretoria, South Africa
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
since 2013 Note taker within the specialist group "eukaryotic pathogens", Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM)
2013 Co-organiser FEBS Advanced Practical Course "state-of-the-art infection models for human pathogenic fungi"
since 2012 Academic editor for PLoS One and Medical Mycology Case Reports
2010-2013 Deputy member of the advisory panel in accordance with § 15 clause 1 Animal Welfare Act, Thuringia
2007 Partial fellowship for taking part in the course molecular mycology: current approaches to fungal pathogenesis, Woods Hole, USA
2005 Award in veterinary medicine from the Kurt-Alten-Foundation for the best PhD-thesis
2001-2004 Fellow at the DFG’s research training group 745
2000 Full fellowship (The Wellcome Trust) at the summer school: fundamentals of veterinary science, University of Cambridge, UK
1998 Awards from the H. Wilhelm Schaumann Stiftung zu Hamburg for the best student achievements
1995-2001 Fellow at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Publications

Braukmann M, Sachse K, Jacobsen ID, Westermann M, Menge C, Saluz HP, Berndt A (2012) Distinct intensity of host-pathogen interactions in Chlamydia psittaci- and Chlamydia abortus-infected chicken embryos. Infect Immun 80(9), 2976-2988.
Citiulo F, Jacobsen ID, Miramón P, Schild L, Brunke S, Zipfel PF, Brock M, Hube B, Wilson D (2012) Candida albicans scavenges host zinc via Pra1 during endothelial invasion. PLOS Pathog 8(6), e1002777.
Jacobsen ID, Grosse K, Hube B (2012) Embryonated chicken eggs as alternative infection model for pathogenic fungi. In: Brand AC, MacCallum DM (eds.) Methods in Molecular Biology. Host-fungus interactions. Methods and Protocols. 845, pp. 487-496. Humana Press (Springer).
Jacobsen ID, Wilson D, Wächtler B, Brunke S, Naglik JR, Hube B (2012) Candida albicans dimorphism as a therapeutic target. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10(1), 85-93. (Review)
Mayer FL, Wilson D, Jacobsen ID, Miramón P, Große K, Hube B (2012) The novel Candida albicans transporter Dur31 Is a multi-stage pathogenicity factor. PLOS Pathog 8(3), e1002592.
Mayer FL, Wilson D, Jacobsen ID, Miramón P, Slesiona S, Bohovych IM, Brown AJ, Hube B (2012) Small but crucial: the novel small heat shock protein Hsp21 mediates stress adaptation and virulence in Candida albicans. PLOS One 7(6), e38584.
McCormick A, Jacobsen ID, Broniszewska M, Beck J, Heesemann J, Ebel F (2012) The two-component sensor kinase TcsC and its role in stress resistance of the human-pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus. PLOS One 7(6), e38262-e38262.
Schrödl W, Heydel T, Schwartze VU, Hoffmann K, Grosse-Herrenthey A, Walther G, Alastruey-Izquierdo A, Rodriguez-Tudela JL, Olias P, Jacobsen ID, de Hoog GS, Voigt K (2012) Direct analysis and identification of pathogenic Lichtheimia species by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight analyzer-mediated mass spectrometry. J Clin Microbiol 50(2), 419-427.
Schwartze VU, Hoffmann K, Nyilasi I, Papp T, Vágvölgyi C, de Hoog S, Voigt K, Jacobsen ID (2012) Lichtheimia species exhibit differences in virulence potential. PLOS One 7(7), e40908.
Slesiona S, Gressler M, Mihlan M, Zaehle C, Schaller M, Barz D, Hube B, Jacobsen ID, Brock M (2012) Persistence versus escape: Aspergillus terreus and Aspergillus fumigatus employ different strategies during interactions with macrophages. PLOS One 7(2), e31223-e31223.