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Lab: Prof. Dr. Martin Schwemmle
Department: Institute of Virology
Department for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Phone: 203 6526
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Lab homepage: www.uniklinik-freiburg.de/virologie-en/research/research-teams/martin-schwemmle-team.html
PhD positions available: YES
Research Area: Immunology and Virology
Research Interests: - Species transmission of highly pathogenic influenza A viruses
- Emerging bat viruses
- Innate immunity
- Neurotropic viruses

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Education & Training: 1983-1989: Diploma in Biology, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg, Germany
1992: Dr. rer. nat., Biology, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg, Germany
1999: Habilitation, Virology, Department of Virology, University of Freiburg
Employment & Experience: 1992-1994: Research Fellow (Molecular Virology and Biochemistry), Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany
1995-1997: Visiting scientist (Neurovirology) at the Institute of Neurology, UC-Irvine, USA
1997-2001: Group leader (Molecular Virology and Cell Biology), University of Freiburg, Germany
2002-2003: Group leader (Molecular Virology and Cell Signaling), Institute of Virology, University Zürich, Switzerland
9/2003-present: Professor (Molecular Virology), Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany
Scientific Activities: 1996 Member of the German Society of Virology (GFV)
1997 Member of the American Society of Virology (ASV)
2005 Member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
2004-2005 Guest Editor, Virus Research
2008 Editor of Archives of Virology
1997 Member of the European Society for Virology
2013 Editorial board JBC
2014 Editorial board JVI

Honors

Honors and Awards:

1992: Hans-Griesebach Award for PhD-thesis
1994: Isaac-Lindenmann Fellowship
1995: DFG research fellowship
1997: DFG Habilitation fellowship
2014: Fulbright fellowship

 

Patents:

PCT/EP2009/055632 INFLUENZA A AND B VIRUS REPLICATION-INHIBITING PEPTIDES

Publications

Selected Publications:

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 Jul 23:S1931-3128(20)30402-9. Abstract

Niller HH, Angstwurm K, Rubbenstroth D, Schlottau K, Ebinger A, Giese S, Wunderlich S, Banas B, Forth LF, Hoffmann D, Höper D, Schwemmle M, Tappe D, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Nobach D, Herden C, Brochhausen C, Velez-Char N, Mamilos A, Utpatel K, Evert M, Zoubaa S, Riemenschneider MJ, Ruf V, Herms J, Rieder G, Errath M, Matiasek K, Schlegel J, Liesche-Starnecker F, Neumann B, Fuchs K, Linker RA, Salzberger B, Freilinger T, Gartner L, Wenzel JJ, Reischl U, Jilg W, Gessner A, Jantsch J, Beer M, Schmidt B. Zoonotic spillover infections with Borna disease virus 1 leading to fatal human encephalitis, 1999-2019: an epidemiological investigation. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;20(4):467-477. Abstract

Ciminski K, Ran W, Gorka M, Lee J, Malmlov A, Schinköthe J, Eckley M, Murrieta RA, Aboellail TA, Campbell CL, Ebel GD, Ma J, Pohlmann A, Franzke K, Ulrich R, Hoffmann D, García-Sastre A, Ma W, Schountz T, Beer M, Schwemmle M. Bat influenza viruses transmit among bats but are poorly adapted to non-bat species. Nat Microbiol. 2019 Dec;4(12):2298-2309. Abstract

Karakus U, Thamamongood T, Ciminski K, Ran W, Günther SC, Pohl MO, Eletto D, Jeney C, Hoffmann D, Reiche S, Schinköthe J, Ulrich R, Wiener J, Hayes MGB, Chang MW, Hunziker A, Yángüez E, Aydillo T, Krammer F, Oderbolz J, Meier M, Oxenius A, Halenius A, Zimmer G, Benner C, Hale BG, García-Sastre A, Beer M, Schwemmle M, Stertz S. MHC class II proteins mediate cross-species entry of bat influenza viruses. Nature. 2019 Mar;567(7746):109-112. Abstract

Moreira ÉA, Weber A, Bolte H, Kolesnikova L, Giese S, Lakdawala S, Beer M, Zimmer G, García-Sastre A, Schwemmle M, Juozapaitis M. A conserved influenza A virus nucleoprotein code controls specific viral genome packaging. Nat Commun. 2016 Sep 21;7:12861. Abstract

Deeg CM, Hassan E, Mutz P, Rheinemann L, Götz V, Magar L, Schilling M, Kallfass C, Nürnberger C, Soubies S, Kochs G, Haller O, Schwemmle M, Staeheli P. In vivo evasion of MxA by avian influenza viruses requires human signature in the viral nucleoprotein. J Exp Med. 2017 May 1;214(5):1239-1248.  Abstract

Moreira ÉA, Locher S, Kolesnikova L, Bolte H, Aydillo T, García-Sastre A, Schwemmle M, Zimmer G. Synthetically derived bat influenza A-like viruses reveal a cell type- but not species-specific tropism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 8;113(45):12797-12802. Abstract

Juozapaitis M, Aguiar Moreira É, Mena I, Giese S, Riegger D, Pohlmann A, Höper D, Zimmer G, Beer M, García-Sastre A, Schwemmle M. An infectious bat-derived chimeric influenza virus harbouring the entry machinery of an influenza A virus. Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 23;5:4448. Abstract

Mänz B, Dornfeld D, Götz V, Zell R, Zimmermann P, Haller O, Kochs G, Schwemmle M. Pandemic influenza A viruses escape from restriction by human MxA through adaptive mutations in the nucleoprotein. PLoS Pathog. 2013 Mar;9(3):e1003279. Abstract

SGBM PhD students

SGBM PhD students:

Track 1:

Thiprampai Thamamongood (since January 2017)

Okikiola Olajide (since January 2018)

 

 

Track 2:

Philipp Petric (since January 2018)

 


Alumni

Track 1:

Yuan-Ju Wu (09/2007 - 09/2011)

Etori Moreira (01/2013 - 02/2017)

Alexandra Dudek (01/2014 - 12/2017)

 

Track 2:

Geoffrey Chase (09/2006 - 09/2010)

Kerstin Wunderlich (02/2008 - 12/2010)

Chia-Ching Lin (11/2009 - 07/2013)

Hardin Bolte (07/2015 - 11/2019)

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