Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Disease Tolerance to Infection
  • Innate Immunity
  • Heme Metabolism
  • Metabolic Adaptation
  • Sepsis
  • Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia
Professional Career
since 2021 W3 Professor for "Translational Infection Research", FSU Jena
since 2021 Member of the Ethics Committee, FSU Jena
2021 Call W2 Professorship "Inflammation and Haematopoiesis", TU Dresden, declined
2019 Senior Physician, Institute for Infectious Medicine and Hospital Hygiene
2019 Call W3 Professorship "Clinical Infectious Disease", Tübingen, declined
2019 Call W2 professorship "Clinical Infectiology and Immunology", UKE Hamburg, declined
seit 2019 Subgroup Coordinator, Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse", FSU Jena
2018 Subspecialisation in Clinical Infectious Disease
2018 Member of the Board IFB Center for Sepsis Control and Care, FSU Jena
2018 Member Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse”, FSU Jena
2018 Examiner 3rd State Examination in Human Medicine
2017 Habilitation and Venia legendi Internal Medicine, FSU Jena
2015 Training in Clinical Infectiology with Prof. M.W. Pletz, JUH
2012-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal
2012 Specialist Examination in Internal Medicine
2007-2012 Specialist Training in Internal Medicine with Prof. J.Mössner, Leipzig University Hospital and Prof. G.Hindricks, Heart Center Leipzig
2008 Medical Dissertation “On Paraenzymatic Functions of Heme Oxygenease-1” (summa cum laude), University of Leipzig, Germany
2007 Visiting Researcher, MRC Fajara, The Gambia, West-Afrika
2006 Approbation/Physician's license
2005 Clinical Elective, Medical Research Council, Fajara, The Gambia
2002-2003 Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Pediatrics, Stanford University, USA
1999-2006 Studies of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany; Practical Year: Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA and St. Georg Hospital, Leipzig, Germany
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2018 Winner Science Slam, KIT 2018
2018 Best Oral Presentation Award, 10th Meeting of HO, Seoul
2017 Hugo-Schottmüller Award of the German Sepsis Society
2017 Best Abstract Award, International Sepsis Forum
2012-2014 DFG Fellowship for Research Abroad
2010 Formula 1 Research Fellowship, University of Leipzig
2008 Doberentz Prize of the University of Leipzig for Outstanding Dissertations


Asantewaa G, Godwin Anabire N, Bauer M, Weis S, Neugebauer S, Quaye O, Helegbe GK (2023) Serum metabolome signatures characterizing co-infection of Plasmodium falciparum and HBV in pregnant women. Diseases 11(3), 94.
Bahrs C, Weis S, Kesselmeier M, Ankert J, Hagel S, Beier S, Maschmann J, Stallmach A, Steiner A, Bauer M, Behringer W, Baier M, Richert C, Zepf F, Walter M, Scherag A, Kiehntopf M, Löffler B, Pletz MW (2023) Non-patient-related SARS-CoV-2 exposure from colleagues and household members poses the highest infection risk for hospital employees in a German university hospital: follow-up of the prospective Co-HCW seroprevalence study. Infection 51(4), 1051-1059.
Powell RE, Soares MP, Weis S (2023) What's new in intensive care: disease tolerance. Intensive Care Med [Epub ahead of print]
Schnizer C, Andreas N, Vivas W, Kamradt T, Baier M, Kiehntopf M, Glöckner S, Scherag A, Löffler B, Kolanos S, Guerra J, Pletz MW, Weis S (2023) Persistent humoral and CD4+ TH cell immunity after mild SARS-COV-2 infection-the CoNAN long-term study. Front Immunol 13, 1095129.
Andreas N, Weis S, Kolanos S, Baumgart S, Kamradt T, Pletz MW (2022) Persistent T-cell reactivity in a seronegative patient after SARS-CoV-2 infection and one vaccination. Vaccines (Basel) 10(1), 114.
Burgold-Voigt S, Müller E, Zopf D, Monecke S, Braun SD, Frankenfeld K, Kiehntopf M, Weis S, Schumacher T, Pletz MW, Ehricht R (2022) Development of a new antigen-based microarray platform for screening and detection of human IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. Sci Rep 12(1), 8067.
Hagel S, Bahrs C, Schumann R, Pletz M, Weis S (2022) Complicated and uncomplicated S. aureus bacteraemia: an international Delphi survey among infectious diseases experts on definitions and treatment. Clin Microbiol Infect 28(7), 1026.e7.
Morales-Prieto DM, Murrieta-Coxca JM, Stojiljkovic M, Diezel C, Streicher PE, Henao-Restrepo JA, Röstel F, Lindner J, Witte OW, Weis S, Schmeer C, Marz M (2022) Small extracellular vesicles from peripheral blood of aged mice pass the blood-brain barrier and induce glial cell activation. Cells 11(4), 625.
Pletz MW, Dürrwald R, Reiche J, Rose N, Scherag A, Weis S, CoNAN study group (2022) Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on influenza and RSV antibody titres in the community - a prospective cohort study in Neustadt Thuringia/Germany. Eur Respir J 60(5), 2200947.
Ramos S, Ademolue TW, Jentho E, Wu Q, Guerra J, Martins R, Pires G, Weis S, Carlos AR, Mahú I, Seixas E, Duarte D, Rajas F, Cardoso S, Sousa AGG, Lilue J, Paixão T, Mithieux G, Nogueira F, Soares MP (2022) A hypometabolic defense strategy against malaria. Cell Metab 34(8), 1183-1200.e12.