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Philipp Peter Petric Profile Page
Philipp Peter Petric


PhD Lab:

Martin Schwemmle

Department: Institute of Virology
Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Address: Hermann-Herder-Str. 11
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 6599
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Research Area: Immunology and Virology

Curriculum Vitae

Country: Germany
Education/Training: BSc in Biology, University of Düsseldorf (graduated in September 2015)
MSc in Biology (Major Immunobiology), University of Freiburg (graduated in January 2018)
Start of PhD Thesis: January 2018
Subject of Thesis: Characterization of myxovirus resistance protein A as a pattern recognition receptor in viral infection
Research Interests: Virus-Host-Interplay, innate immunity, emerging viruses
Research Techniques: Basic virological techniques, in vivo infections, molecular cloning, siRNA knockdown, working with BSL3 pathogens, cell culture, IFA, Western blot



Hennig C, Graaf A, Petric PP, Graf L, Schwemmle M, Beer M, Harder T. Are pigs overestimated as a source of zoonotic influenza viruses? Porcine Health Manag. (2022) 8(1):30. Abstract

Börold J, Eletto D, Busnadiego I, Mair NK, Moritz E, Schiefer S, Schmidt N, Petric PP, Wong WW, Schwemmle M, Hale BG. BRD9 is a druggable component of interferon-stimulated gene expression and antiviral activity. EMBO Rep. (2021) 22(10):e52823. Abstract

Chen Y, Graf L, Chen T, Liao Q, Bai T, Petric PP, Zhu W, Yang L, Dong J, Lu J, Chen Y, Shen J, Haller O, Staeheli P, Kochs G, Wang D, Schwemmle M, Shu Y. Rare variant MX1 alleles increase human susceptibility to zoonotic H7N9 influenza virus. Science. (2021) 373(6557):918-922. Abstract

Henritzi D*, Petric PP*, Lewis NS, Graaf A, Pessia A, Starick E, Breithaupt A, Strebelow G, Luttermann C, Parker LMK, Schröder C, Hammerschmidt B, Herrler G, Beilage EG, Stadlbauer D, Simon V, Krammer F, Wacheck S, Pesch S, Schwemmle M, Beer M, Harder TC. Surveillance of European Domestic Pig Populations Identifies an Emerging Reservoir of Potentially Zoonotic Swine Influenza A Viruses. Cell Host Microbe. (2020) 28(4):614-627.e6. (*authors contributed equally). Abstract

Lee S, Ishitsuka A, Noguchi M, Hirohama M, Fujiyasu Y, Petric PP, Schwemmle M, Staeheli P, Nagata K, Kawaguchi A. Influenza restriction factor MxA functions as inflammasome sensor in the respiratory epithelium. Sci Immunol. (2019) 4(40):eaau4643. Abstract

Dornfeld D, Petric PP, Hassan E, Zell R, Schwemmle M. Eurasian avian-like swine influenza A viruses escape human MxA restriction by distinct mutations in their nucleoprotein. J Virol. 2018 Oct 24.  Abstract


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