Short CV/Education and training

  • PhD, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

  • Doctor of Medicine, Mainz University, Germany

Selected publications

  • Dimitrova, P. et al.: The role of properdin in murine zymosan-induced arthritis. In: Mol Immunol. 47, 2010. S. 1458-1466.

  • Staley, K.G. et al.: Properdin in childhood and its association with wheezing and atopy. In: Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 21, 2010. e787-91.

  • Stover, C.: Dual role of complement in tumour growth and metastasis (Review). In: Intern J Mol Med 25, 2010. S. 307-313.

  • Stover, C. et al.: Properdin plays a protective role in polymicrobial septic peritonitis. In: J Immunol 180, 2008. S.3313. For a detailed description of this phenotype allele, see

  • Ivanovska, N. et al.: Properdin deficiency in murine models of nonseptic shock. In: J Immunol 180, 2008. S. 6962.

  • Unterberger, C. et al.: Stat3 is involved in control of MASP2 gene expression. In: Biochem Biophys Res Commun 364, 2007. S. 1022.

  • Stover, C. et al.: Functional MASP2 single nucleotide polymorphism plays no role in psoriasis. In: Br J Dermatol 152, 2005. S. 1313.

  • Stover, C.M. et al.: Organization of the MASP2 locus and its expression profile in mouse and rat. In: Mamm Genome 15, 2004. S. 887.

  • Stover, C.M. et al.: Murine serine proteases MASP-1 and MASP-3, components of the lectin pathway activation complex of complement, are encoded by a single structural gene. In: Genes Immun 4, 2003. S. 374.

  • Stover, C.M. et al.: Assignment of CD163B, the gene encoding M160, a novel scavenger receptor, to human chromosome 12p13.3 by in situ hybridization and somatic cell hybrid analysis. In: Cytogenet Cell Genet 90, 2000. S. 246.

Selected projects

  • The role of properdin in murine listeriosis

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK, selection committee

  • Regional fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

  • Society of General Microbiology

  • British Society of Immunology

  • Infectious Disease Research Network

  • AcademiaNet

  • British Science Association

Editorial boards:

  • The Open Immunology Journal (Bentham)

  • PLoS ONE

  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Springer)

Additional qualifications

  • Licenced to practice medicine in Germany, 1996

  • PhD: The primary structure, expression and genomic organisation of human and murine MASP-2 and MAp19; University of Leicester, UK, 1999

  • Establishing MASP-2, properdin, and properdin/LDLR-deficient hosts

  • Significant contributions to the fields of complement in polymicrobial sepsis and non-septic shock, ischaemia and chronic arthritic inflammation

  • International collaborations (Canada, Holland, Bulgaria, USA, UK, Germany)

  • Patents: Co-inventor licence agreement: Methods for treating conditions associated with MASP-2 dependent complement activation. University of Leicester/Omeros Corporation USA


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