Intern
    Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Brehm

    Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

    Josef-Schneider-Straße 2 / E1
    97080 Würzburg

    Tel.: ++49 931-31-46168
    Fax: ++49 931-31-46445

    Mail: kbrehm(at)hygiene.uni-wuerzburg.de

    Curriculum vitae:

    Born

    04.09.1964 in Iphofen

     

     

    1984-1990

    Studies in Biology, Diploma, University of Würzburg

    1995

    Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude); University of Würzburg

    Research topic: Virulence factors of Listeria monocytogenes

    (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology; Prof. Werner Goebel, Prof. Jürgen Kreft)

    1995-1997

    Post-Doc at the Universidad de Complutense, Madrid, Spain

    Research topic: Virulence gene regulation in Listeria monocytogenes (Veterinary Faculty; Prof. J-A Vazquez-Boland)

    1997-2004

    Research group leader at the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg (Medical Faculty; Prof. M. Frosch). Research topic: Molecular Biology of Echinococcus multilocularis

    2004

    Habilitation; Venia legendi in Medical Microbiology; University of Würzburg, Medical Faculty

    since 2004

    C3-Professorship for Medical Parasitology, Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg

     

     

    Research Topics

     

     

     

    Molecular host-parasite interaction in cestode diseases; developmental biology, cell biology and genetics of cestodes

     

     

    Functions/Awards

     

     

    1995

    PhD thesis ‘summa cum laude’

    1996

    Award of the ‘Commemorative foundation for Science of Lower Franconia’

    since 2004

    Chairman of the informal WHO working group ‘Echinococcus basic biology’

    2006-2012 Advisory Board,  whole genome sequenzing project Taenia solium

    since 2008

    Board member of the German Society for Parasitology

    since 2010 audit committee, ‘Experimental Medicine’ course of studies
    2011 Badge of Honor (Silver) Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Lower Franconia
    since 2011 Secretary/Treasurer of the German Society for Parasitology 
    since 2011 member of the promotion commission, Medical Faculty, University of Würzburg
    2014 Albert-Kölliker-Teaching-Award, Medical Faculty, University of Würzburg
    2016 Memento Award for Neglected Disease Research (by Doctors without Borders, Brot für die Welt, the German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association and BUKO Pharma-Kampaign)

    Project Management

     

     

    2001-2002

    Group leader, DFG priority programme “Molecular mechanisms of parasite persistence in the host”

    2004-2004

    Group leader, DFG individual grant “mRNA trans-splicing in Echinococcus multilocularis

    2004-2009

    Group leader, DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 479

    2005-2009

    Group leader, DFG International Research Training Group (Würzburg, Nice) “Where Cancer and Infection converge”

    since 2008 Group leader, DFG International Research Training Group (Würzburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch) “HIV and associated infectious diseases in Southern Africa”
    since 2008 Member of the Graduate School for Life Sciences, Würzburg
    since 2008 The E. multilocularis whole genome sequencing project (in collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre)
    since 2010

    Group leader, DFG individual grant ‘Immunomodulation by excretory/secretory Echinococcus products’

    2008-2012 Group Leader, DFG International Research……
    2008-2013 The E. multilocularis whole genome sequencing….
    2010-2014 Group Leader, DFG individual grant……
    since 2015 Member of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award Consortium FUGI (Flatworm Functional Genomics Initiative)


    Editorial work:
    Editorial board member of Parasitology International 
    Associate Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
       

    Reviews for:

    all international journals publishing parasitological research, including PLoS Pathog., PLoS Neglect Trop. Dis., PLoS ONE, Infect. Immun., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Cell. Mol. Life Sci., Trends Parasitol., Int. J. Parasitol., Mol. Biochem. Parasitol., Parasitol. Int., Parasitology, Exp. Parasitol. and J. Parasitol. funding agencies: German research Foundation (DFG), The Wellcome Trust (UK), BBSRC (UK)

     

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    97080 Würzburg

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