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Prof. Dr. Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede

Research positions

07/2010 – until now    Group leader (Akademische Rätin), Research Group

                                        Infection Biochemistry, Department of Physiological

                                        Chemistry, University of Veterinary Medicine,

                                        Hannover, Germany.

                                        Topic: Probing the host-pathogen interface for novel

                                        therapeutic targets against bacterial infections.


09/2008 – 06/2010      Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Pharmacology &

                                        Drug Discovery, San Diego School of Medicine,

                                        University of California, supported by Deutsche Akademie

                                        der Naturforscher Leopoldina.

                                        Topic: The role of mast cell and neutrophil antimicrobial

                                        extracellular traps against Staphylococcus aureus and

                                        Streptococcus pyogenes infections.


05/2005 – 08/2008      PostDoc, Department of Microbial Pathogenicity,

                                        Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig,

                                        Germany.

                                        Topic: The role of host genetic and immune factors in the

                                        susceptibility and resistance against Streptococcus pyogenes

                                        and Staphylococcus aureus infections.


02/2005 – 04/2005      Research assistant, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and

                                        Experimental Medicine, Hannover, Germany.

                                        Topic: Isolation and characterization of metabolically

                                        competent hepatocytes from human and pig liver tissue.


01/2002 – 01/2005      PhD research fellow, Federal Agricultural Research Center

                                        for Animal Science, Neustadt-Mariensee, Germany.

                                        Topic: Antibiotic-dependent modulation of staphylococcal

                                        virulence properties.


10/2000 – 12/2001      Undergraduate research assistant, Department of Molecula

                                        Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Fraunhofer Institute for 

                                        Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Hannover, Germany.

                                        Topic: Isolation and characterization of metabolically competent

                                        pulmonary epithelial cells from pig and rat lung tissue for the

                                        use in biotransformation and toxicity studies.


07/1998 – 08/1999      Undergraduate research assistant, Universidad Nacional

                                        de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica.

                                        Topic: Epidemiological studies about vesicular stomatitis

                                         viruses in horses in Costa Rica.

 

 

International experience

09/2008 – 06/2010      Post-doctoral research fellow, Department for Pharmacology

                                        & Drug Discovery, San Diego School of Medicine, University of

                                        California; supported by a grant of the Deutsche Akademie der

                                        Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany.


02/2007                         Research sojourn, Department of Clinical Sciences, Section

                                        for Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine, Lund University,

                                        Lund, Sweden.


07/1998 – 08/1999      Studies of Tropical Biology, Universidad Nacional de Heredia,

                                        Costa Rica; supported by a grant of the German Academic

                                        Exchange Service (DAAD).

 

 

Education

07/2014                         Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in Biochemistry

                                        of Infection, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover,

                                        Germany.


01/2002 – 11/2004      PhD-studies of Veterinary Research and Life Science,

                                        Graduate School "Mucosal Host-Pathogen Interactions"

                                        (GK745), University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover,

                                        Germany. December 2004: Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.),

                                        University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany.


10/1995 – 11/2001      Diplom in Biology, University of Hannover, Germany. Subjects:

                                        Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Virology, Pharmacology

                                        /Toxicology.


05/1995                         Abitur, Humboldt-Gymnasium Gifhorn, Germany

 

 

Travel grants and scholarships

09/2007                         FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies)

                                        meeting attendance grant for the Gordon Research

                                        Conference “Staphylococcal Diseases”.


11/2007                         Meeting attendance grant for the Indo-German Bilateral

                                        Workshop “Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and the

                                        Development of New Antibiotics”, Delhi, India, supported

                                        by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany.


01/2002 – 12/2004      Scholarship from the graduate school "Mucosal Host-

                                        Pathogen Interactions", Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft,

                                        Germany.


07/1998 – 08/1999      Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service

                                        (DAAD) for studies of tropical biology, Universidad Nacional

                                        de Heredia, Costa Rica.

 

 

Awards

12/2012                         Gustav Rosenberger-Gedächtnispreis zur Förderung des

                                        wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, University of Veterinary

                                        Medicine Hannover, Germany.


02/2012                         Poster prize 2012, 20. Tagung der Fachgruppe Physiologie

                                        und Biochemie der Deutschen Veterinärmedizinischen

                                        Gesellschaft (DVG). Poster title: Novel role of cathelicidins

                                        in the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs).


09/2009                         Poster prize 2009, 61. Jahrestagung der Deutschen

                                        Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie.

                                        Poster title: The role of transcriptional regulator HIF-1α in

                                        the antimicrobial activity of mast cells.


05/2007 – 04/2008     Awardee of the Helmholtz-Network-Mentoring Program

                                       (Personal Mentor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek, President

                                        of the Helmholtz Association, Germany).

 

 

Advanced vocational training

12/2011 – 06/2013      Course Professionelle Lehre, University of Veterinary

                                        Medicine Hannover, Germany.


01/2009 – 04/2009      Course Mouse Histology, University of California,

                                        San Diego, California.


01/2009                         Lab Management Course, University of California,

                                        San Diego, California.


09/2008                         Course Phenotyping Mouse Models of Human Lung

                                        Diseases, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine.


08/2007 – 07/2008      Management-Curriculum, Helmholtz Center for Infection

                                        Research (HZI), Braunschweig, Germany.


10/2007                         Course Complex trait analysis, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor,

                                        Maine.


10/2005 – 09/2006      E-mentoring, Emento, Technical University Braunschweig,

                                        Germany.


02/2005                         GLP-Schulung für Prüfleiter, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology

                                        and Experimental Medicine, Hannover, Germany.


01/2004 – 05/2004      Course Erfolg in Forschung und Lehre, Federal Agricultural

                                        Research Center for Animal Science, Neustadt-Mariensee,

                                        Germany.


09/2002                         Course „Gentechnische Sicherheit” (§ 15 Abs. 2 Satz 1 Nr. 3

                                        GenTSV), Medical School, Hannover, Germany.


03/2001                         Certificate of competence for the management of experiments

                                        using laboratory animals (FELASA C), University of Veterinary

                                        Medicine, Hannover, Germany.


11/2000                         Grundschulung Gute Laborpraxis (GLP), Fraunhofer Institute

                                        for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Hannover, Germany

 

 

Academic activities

Ad hoc-referee for international peer-reviewed journals:

  • Journal of Leukocyte Biology,
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy,
  • FEMS Microbiology Letters,
  • Plos One,
  • Marine Drugs,
  • Microbiology,
  • Thrombosis and Haemostasis,
  • Journal of Innate Immunity.

 

Ad hoc-referee for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

 

 

Professional memberships:

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM),
  • Verein für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM),
  • Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (GV-SOLAS),
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM),
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM).

 

 

Member of commissions:

  • Advisory member of the commission for the Master of Science Program „Animal Biology and Biomedical Sciences“, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany.
  • Member of the commission for the PhD-Program „Animal and Zoonotic Infection”, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany.
  • Member of the commission for Animal Welfare, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany.
  • Member of the commission for Studies in Biochemistry, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany.
Kontakt
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