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

Polke M, Jacobsen I (2017) A Flow-assay for Farnesol Removal from Adherent Candida albicans Cultures. Bio-protocol 7(19), e2562.
Polke M, Jacobsen ID (2017) Quorum sensing by farnesol revisited. Curr Genet 63(5), 791-797. (Review)
Polke M, Sprenger M, Scherlach K, Albán-Proaño MC, Martin R, Hertweck C, Hube B, Jacobsen ID (2017) A functional link between hyphal maintenance and quorum sensing in Candida albicans. Mol Microbiol 103(4), 595-617.
Schulze B, Rambach G, Schwartze VU, Voigt K, Schubert K, Speth C, Jacobsen ID (2017) Ketoacidosis alone does not predispose to mucormycosis by Lichtheimia in a murine pulmonary infection model. Virulence 8(8), 1657-1667.
Sobotta K, Bonkowski K, Liebler-Tenorio E, Germon P, Rainard P, Hambruch N, Pfarrer C, Jacobsen ID, Menge C (2017) Permissiveness of bovine epithelial cells from lung, intestine, placenta and udder for infection with Coxiella burnetii. Vet Res 48(1), 23.
Förster TM, Mogavero S, Dräger A, Graf K, Polke M, Jacobsen ID, Hube B (2016) Enemies and brothers in arms: Candida albicans and gram-positive bacteria. Cell Microbiol 18(12), 1709-1715. (Review)
Geib E, Gressler M, Viediernikova I, Hillmann F, Jacobsen ID, Nietzsche S, Hertweck C, Brock M (2016) A non-canonical melanin biosynthesis pathway protects Aspergillus terreus conidia from environmental stress. Cell Chem Biol 23(5), 587-597.
Hebecker B, Vlaic S, Conrad T, Bauer M, Brunke S, Kapitan M, Linde J, Hube B, Jacobsen ID (2016) Dual-species transcriptional profiling during systemic candidiasis reveals organ-specific host-pathogen interactions. Sci Rep 6, 36055.
Joehnk B, Bayram O, Valerius O, Heinekamp T, Jacobsen ID, Mattern D, Brakhage AA, Braus G (2016) SCF Ubiquitin Ligase F-box Protein Fbx15 Controls Nuclear Co-repressor Localization, Stress Response and Virulence of the Human Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus PLOS Pathog 12(9), e1005899.
Kroll K, Shekhova E, Mattern DJ, Thywissen A, Jacobsen ID, Strassburger M, Heinekamp T, Shelest E, Brakhage AA, Kniemeyer O (2016) The hypoxia-induced dehydrogenase HorA is required for coenzyme Q10 biosynthesis, azole sensitivity and virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus Mol Microbiol 101(1), 92-108.