Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

Curriculum vitae Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Brehm

Curriculum vitae:  
born: 04.09.1964 in Iphofen, Germany
1984-1990 Studies in Biology at the University of Würzburg
1995 Dr. rer. nat. “with honors” awarded by the University of Würzburg
1995-1997 Postdoc with Prof. J. A. Vazquez-Boland at the Veterinary Faculty,
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Research on pathogenicity mechanisms and virulence gene regulation in the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes
1997-2004 Head of a ‘Molecular Parasitology’ research group at the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg (Director: Prof. M. Frosch); initiation of the studies on molecular and cellular biology of Echinococcus multilocularis
2004 Habilitation in Medical Microbiology, Faculty for Medicine, University of Würzburg
since 2004 Associate Professor for Medical Parasitology, Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg
Research Topics:  
Molecular cell biology and genetics of cestodes; molecular host-parasite interaction in cestode infections; developmental biology of cestodes and cestode stem cells
1995 Dissertation “summa cum laude”
2014 Albert-Kölliker Teaching Award, Medical Faculty, University of Würzburg
2016 Memento-Award for Negelcted Disease Research 
Editorial Work:  
since 2009 editorial board member ‘Parasitology International’
2011-2016 editorial board member ‘Parasitology’
since 2015 Associate Editor ‚PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases‘ 
Membership in boards and advisory boards:
since 2004 Chairman of the informal WHO working group ‘Echinococcus basic biology’
2006-2010 Member of the international scientific advisory board of the Taenia solium genome sequencing project (Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico)
since 2008 Board member of the German Society for Parasitology
since 2004 vice-chairman of the RKI consultant laboratory for echinococcosis
Project management:  
2001-2002 FR-689/9-4; PI (together with M. Frosch) DFG-priority program ‚Molekulare Mechanismen der Persistenz von Parasiten im Wirt’.
2003-2005 BR-2045/1-2; PI; DFG-Normalverfahren ‚Charakterisierung trans-gespleisster Transkripte von Echinococcus multilocularis’ 
2004-2009 SFB 479 (Uni Würzburg); PI
2005-2009 IRTG 1141 (Würzburg-Nizza); PI
2008-2013 IRTG 1522 (Würzburg-Südafrika); PI
2010-2015 BR-2045/4-1, PI; DFG-Normalverfahren ‚Evolutionary and functional relationships of cytokines expressed by the helminth Echinococcus multilocularis and its mammalian host‘.
since 2015 Wellcome Trust Strategic Award FUGI (Functional Flatworm Genomics Initiative; grant no. 107475/Z/15/Z) – Functional genomics in cestodes; PI
2018-2020  EraNet-LAC program (ELAC2015/T08-0544); Development of New Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Helminthic Neglected Diseases; PI
since 2019 Bavarian Research Foundation (AZ-1341-18); KITE – Kinase Inhibitors as Therpaeutics against Echinococcosis; PI