Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Infection biology of human pathogenic fungi (Candida albicans)
  • Immunology of fungal infections
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Fungal adaptation to the host
Professional Career
Since
05/2020
Junior Research Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knoell Institute, Adaptive Pathogenicity Strategies
05/2018-
05/2020
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Leibniz Institute of Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knoell Institute, Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms
03/2018-04/2018 Language Course German, Dresden, Germany
08/2015-03/2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Internal medicine, Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases. Project: The development of novel immunomodulatory strategies for disseminated fungal infections
10/2010-05/2015 Phd, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, department of internal medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Project: Pattern recognition and cytokine signalling pathways in the host defence against Aspergillus fumigatus
02/2008-08/2010 M.Sc. Medical Biology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
07/2003-07/2007 B.Sc. Biology and Medical Laboratory Research, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2021 Research award of the German speaking society for Mycology (DMykG)
2021 Science Award Life Sciences and Physics 2021 Beutenberg Campus e.V. Jena
Since 2021 Member and PI of the DFG SFB/TR 124 programme "Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction – FungiNet'"
Since 2020 DFG Emmy Noether grant
2020 Journal of Fungi Travel Award
2020 Co-Organizer of the FEBS advanced practical course “State-of-the-art infection models for human pathogenic fungi” in Jena, Germany
2019 PLoS Pathogens Postdoctoral Poster Award, Advanced lecture course on Human Fungal Pathogens
2019 ESCMID Research Grant 2019
2019 Co-organizer of the winter school of the FunHoMic Marie Curie International Training Network
2018-2021 Two publication awards of the Deutschsprachigen Mykologischen Gesellschaft (DMykG; as co-author)
2018 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
2018 Golden pipette award by the Laboratory for Experimental Internal Medicine Radboud University Nijmegen Medical center
2016 3rd prize for best thesis by the Radboud institute for molecular life sciences (RIMLS)
2015 Van Beckum thesis Award for best PhD thesis in the field of immunology by the Dutch society for Immunology (NVVI)
2015 Youth development Prize by the German speaking society for Mycology (DMykG)
Since 2014 Ad hoc reviewer for 19 journals eLife, PLoS Pathogens, mBio, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Frontiers Immunology, Cellular Microbiology, FEMS microbiology letters, Microbial Pathogenesis, Virulence, and others
2013 ALLFUN Investigators Award

Publications

Dewi IMW, Cunha C, Jaeger M, Gresnigt MS, Gkountzinopoulou ME, Garishah FM, Duarte-Oliveira C, Campos CF, Vanderbeke L, Sharpe AR, Brüggemann RJ, Verweij PE, Lagrou K, Vande Velde G, de Mast Q, Joosten LAB, Netea MG, van der Ven AJAM, Wauters J, Carvalho A, van de Veerdonk FL (2021) Neuraminidase and SIGLEC15 modulate the host defense against pulmonary aspergillosis. Cell Rep Med 2(5), 100289.
Fischer J, Gresnigt MS, Werz O, Hube B, Garscha U (2021) Candida albicans-induced leukotriene biosynthesis in neutrophils is restricted to the hyphal morphology. FASEB J 35(10), e21820.
Last A, Maurer M, Mosig AS, Gresnigt MS, Hube B (2021) In vitro infection models to study fungal-host interactions. FEMS Microbiol Rev 45(5), fuab005. (Review)
Pekmezovic M, Hovhannisyan H, Gresnigt MS, Iracane E, Oliveira-Pacheco J, Siscar-Lewin S, Seemann E, Qualmann B, Kalkreuter T, Müller S, Kamradt T, Mogavero S, Brunke S, Butler G, Gabaldón T, Hube B (2021) Candida pathogens induce protective mitochondria-associated type I interferon signalling and a damage-driven response in vaginal epithelial cells. Nat Microbiol 6(5), 643-657.
Pekmezovic M, Kaune AK, Austermeier S, Hitzler SUJ, Mogavero S, Hovhannisyan H, Gabaldón T, Gresnigt MS, Hube B (2021) Human albumin enhances the pathogenic potential of Candida glabrata on vaginal epithelial cells. PLoS Pathog 17(10), e1010037.
Austermeier S, Kasper L, Westman J, Gresnigt MS (2020) I want to break free - macrophage strategies to recognize and kill Candida albicans, and fungal counter-strategies to escape. Curr Opin Microbiol 58, 15-23. (Review)
de Graaf DM, Maas RJA, Smeekens SP, Eisenmesser E, Redzic JS, Helsen MM, Powers NE, Li S, Kalabokis V, Gresnigt MS, Joosten LAB, Dinarello CA, van de Veerdonk FL (2020) Human recombinant interleukin-38 suppresses inflammation in mouse models of local and systemic disease. Cytokine 137, 155334.
Kumamoto CA, Gresnigt MS, Hube B (2020) The gut, the bad and the harmless: Candida Albicans as a commensal and opportunistic pathogen in the intestine. Curr Opin Microbiol 56, 7-15. (Review)
Domínguez-Andrés J, Novakovic B, Li Y, Scicluna BP, Gresnigt MS, Arts RJW, Oosting M, Moorlag SJCFM, Groh LA, Zwaag J, Koch RM, Ter Horst R, Joosten LAB, Wijmenga C, Michelucci A, van der Poll T, Kox M, Pickkers P, Kumar V, Stunnenberg H, Netea MG (2019) The itaconate pathway is a central regulatory node linking innate immune tolerance and trained immunity. Cell Metab 29(1), 211-220.e5.
Graf K, Last A, Gratz R, Allert S, Linde S, Westermann M, Gröger M, Mosig AS, Gresnigt MS, Hube B (2019) Keeping Candida commensal: How lactobacilli antagonize pathogenicity of Candida albicans in an in vitro gut model. Dis Model Mech 12(9), dmm039719.