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Carolin Gerke


PhD Lab:

Hartmut Hengel

Department: Department of Virology
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Address: Hermann-Herder-Str. 11
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 6595
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Research Area: Immunology and Virology

Curriculum Vitae

Country: Germany
Education/Training: BSc and MSc in Molecular Medicine, University of Freiburg (graduated in 2016)
Start of PhD Thesis: April 2016
Subject of Thesis: Defining molecular mechanisms of the HCMV encoded MHC class I inhibitor US10
Research Interests: Virology, Immunology, Cell Biology
Research Techniques: Cell culture, Flow cytometry, Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation, Molecular cloning, basic virology techniques



de Waard AA, Verkerk T, Jongsma MLM, Hoefakker K, Sethumadhavan S, Gerke C, Bliss S, Kong X, Janssen GMC, de Ru AH, Claas FHJ, Mulder A, Tampé R, van Veelen PA, Halenius A, Spaapen RM. PAKC: A novel Panel of HLA class I Antigen presentation machinery Knockout Cells from the same genetic origin. Eur J Immunol. (2020) doi: 10.1002/eji.202048599. Abstract

Jongsma MLM, de Waard AA, Raaben M, Zhang T, Cabukusta B, Platzer R, Blomen VA, Xagara A, Verkerk T, Bliss S, Kong X, Gerke C, Janssen L, Stickel E, Holst S, Plomp R, Mulder A, Ferrone S, Claas FHJ, Heemskerk MHM, Griffioen M, Halenius A, Overkleeft H, Huppa JB, Wuhrer M, Brummelkamp TR, Neefjes J, Spaapen RM. The SPPL3-Defined Glycosphingolipid Repertoire Orchestrates HLA Class I-Mediated Immune Responses. Immunity. (2020) S1074-7613(20)30468-4. Abstract

Zimmermann C, Kowalewski D, Bauersfeld L, Hildenbrand A, Gerke C, Schwarzmüller M, Le-Trilling VTK, Stevanovic S, Hengel H, Momburg F & Halenius A. HLA-B locus products resist degradation by the human cytomegalovirus immunoevasin US11. PLoS Pathog (2019) 15(9): e1008040. Abstract

Rampelt H, Wollweber F, Gerke C, de Boer R, van der Klei IJ, Bohnert M, Pfanner N, van der Laan M. Assembly of the Mitochondrial Cristae Organizer Mic10 Is Regulated by Mic26-Mic27 Antagonism and Cardiolipin. J Mol Biol. (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2018.04.037 Abstract

T. Matschulla, R. Berry, C. Gerke, M. Döring, J. Busch, J. Paijo, U. Kalinke, F. Momburg, H. Hengel & A. Halenius (2017). A highly conserved sequence of the viral TAP inhibitor ICP47 is required for freezing of the peptide transport cycle. Scientific Reports (2017) 7:2933. Abstract

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