Prof. Coldewey leads multicentre COVID-19 study
First patients with COVID-19 enrolled at the UKJ
Patients who develop COVID 19 as a result of a SARS-CoV 2 infection and need intensive medical treatment appear to be exposed to an increased risk of cardiovascular events. In a multi-center clinical …
Prof. Hortense Slevogt is co-editor of the journal "Pneumologie"
Since February 2021, Prof. Dr. med. Hortense Slevogt has been co-editor of the journal "Pneumologie" (Georg Thieme Verlag). "Pneumologie" is the leading professional journal in German-speaking countri…
Neutrophiles in action
Burn wound infection model of candidiasis published
Major skin barrier loss, slow healing potential and lowered immune function make the burn wound a prime site for infection by microorganisms. In the last decades the incidence of fungal burn wound inf…
Fungal diseases and their challenging treatment explained to kids
Outreach article published in "Frontiers for young minds"
In their scientific article for kids, the authors of the NWG Host Fungal Interfaces and the Fungal Septomics group write about the challenges of treating fungal infections in humans in a language that…
Sina Coldewey appointed professor for clinical anesthesiology and translational intensive care medicine
Since September 1, 2020, Sina M. Coldewey, Head of junior research group (JRG) "Translational Septomics", is appointed professor for "Clinical Anesthesiology and Translational intensive Care Medicine“…
Poster award to Philipp Brandt - Congratulations!
Philipp Brandt, PhD student at JRG Host Fungal Interfaces (headed by Dr. Slavena Vylkova), was awarded a poster prize at "Myk 2020" for his analyses of previously unknown functions of protein kinases …
A slimy matter
Case report of catheter-associated bloodstream infection with a non-frequent opportunistic pathogen published
Bloodstream infections originating from a catheter contaminated with pathogens are not uncommon in intensive care units. Pathogens accumulate on the catheter surface and can form aggregates - so-calle…
Catch the wave!
Metabolome analyses in human pathogenic fungi described in a Pearl
As metabolome analyses allow the identification and quantification of the complete set of metabolites of a biological specimen to a given time point, this rather novel OMICS-tool is beginning to be us…
Clinical Candida albicans vaginal isolates differ
First comparative study on Candida albicans vaginal isolates in their interaction with macrophages published
Vulvovaginal candidiasis is one of the most common fungal infections in humans and is mainly caused by the species Candida albicans. In order to analyze the infection process better, clinical isolates…
Wolfgang Vivas successfully defended his PhD thesis “Modulation of Dendritic Cell Function by the fungal Quorum Sensing Molecule Farnesol” on June 23rd, 2020. He conducted his PhD project in the Funga…