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

Ruben S, Garbe E, Mogavero S, Albrecht-Eckardt D, Hellwig D, Häder A, Krüger T, Gerth K, Jacobsen ID, Elshafee O, Brunke S, Hünniger K, Kniemeyer O, Brakhage AA, Morschhäuser J, Hube B, Vylkova S, Kurzai O, Martin R (2020) Ahr1 and Tup1 contribute to the transcriptional control of virulence-associated genes in Candida albicans. mBio 11(2), e00206-20.
Sprenger M, Hartung TS, Allert S, Wisgott S, Niemiec MJ, Graf K, Jacobsen ID, Kasper L, Hube B (2020) Fungal biotin homeostasis is essential for immune evasion after macrophage phagocytosis and virulence. Cell Microbiol 22(7), e13197.
Sreekantapuram S*, Lehnert T*, Prauße MTE, Berndt A, Berens C, Figge MT**, Jacobsen ID**; * authors contributed equally; ** corresponding authors (2020) Dynamic interplay of host and pathogens in an avian whole blood model. Front Immunol 11, 500.
von Müller C, Bulman F, Wagner L, Rosenberger D, Marolda A, Kurzai O, Eißmann P, Jacobsen ID, Perner B, Hemmerich P, Vylkova S (2020) Active neutrophil responses counteract Candida albicans burn wound infection of ex vivo human skin explants. Sci Rep 10(1), 21818.
Fischer J, Walter C, Tönges A, Aleth H, Jordão MJC, Leddin M, Gröning V, Erdmann T, Lenz G, Roth J, Vogl T, Prinz M, Dugas M, Jacobsen ID, Rosenbauer F (2019) Safeguard function of PU.1 shapes the inflammatory epigenome of neutrophils. Nat Immunol 20(5), 546-558.
Jacobsen ID (2019) Fungal infection strategies. Virulence 10(1), 835-839. (Review)
Jacobsen ID (2019) Animal models to study mucormycosis. J Fungi (Basel) 5(2), 27. (Review)
Klaile E, Müller MM, Zubiría-Barrera C, Brehme S, Klassert TE, Stock M, Durotin A, Nguyen TD, Feer S, Singer BB, Zipfel PF, Rudolphi S, Jacobsen ID, Slevogt H (2019) Unaltered fungal burden and ethality in human CEACAM1-transgenic mice during Candida albicans dissemination and systemic infection. Front Microbiol 10, 2703.
Kresinsky A, Schnöder TM, Jacobsen ID, Rauner M, Hofbauer LC, Ast V, König R, Hoffmann B, Svensson C-M, Figge MT, Hilger I, Heidel FH, Böhmer FD, Müller JP (2019) Lack of CD45 in FLT3-ITD mice results in a myeloproliferative phenotype, cortical porosity, and ectopic bone formation. Oncogene 38(24), 4773-4787.
Krüger W, Vielreicher S, Kapitan M, Jacobsen ID, Niemiec MJ (2019) Fungal-bacterial interactions in health and disease. Pathogens 8(2), 70. (Review)