Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Abitur (A-levels), Erfurt, Germany

  • 1993 – 1995
    Studied biology (to the Vordiplom (intermediate examination)), University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 1995 – 1999
    Studied molecular biology, genetics and immunology (Diplom degree in biology), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1999 – 2002
    Doctoral thesis in molecular biology and immunology, LMU Munich and the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology and Tumour Genetics, Helmholtz Centre Munich (GSF), Germany

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoc, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology and Tumour Genetics, Helmholtz Centre Munich (GSF)

  • 2004 – 2007
    Postdoc, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

  • 2008 – 2010
    W1 junior professorship in the biology of dendritic cells, Department of Dermatology and the Nikolaus Fiebiger Research Centre for Molecular Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany

  • Since 2010
    W2 professorship in the biology of dendritic cells, Department of Dermatology and the Nikolaus Fiebiger Research Centre for Molecular Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen

Selected publications

  • Kamphorst, A.O. et al.: Route of antigen uptake differentially impacts presentation by dendritic cells and activated monocytes. In: J Immunol. 185(6), 2010. pp. 3426-3435. Epub 2010 Aug 20.

  • Heidkamp, G.F. et al.: Efficient generation of a monoclonal antibody against the C-type Lectin receptor DCIR by targeting murine dendritic cells. In: Immunol Lett. 132(1-2), 2010. pp. 69-78. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

  • Yamazaki, S. et al.: CD8+ CD205+ splenic dendritic cells are specialized to induce Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. In: J Immunol. 181(10), 2008. pp. 6923-6933.

  • Albert, H. et al.: In vivo enzymatic modulation of IgG glycosylation inhibits autoimmune disease in an IgG subclass-dependent manner. In: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2008 [Epub ahead of print].

  • Soares, H. et al.: A subset of dendritic cells induces CD4+ T cells to produce IFN-gamma by an IL-12-independent but CD70-dependent mechanism in vivo. In: J Exp Med. 204(5), 2007. pp. 1095-1106.

  • Dudziak, D. et al.: Differential antigen processing by dendritic cell subsets in vivo. In: Science 315(5808), 2007. pp. 107-111.

  • Shakhar, G. et al.: cell-dendritic cell interactions precede the development of both tolerance and immunity in vivo. In: Nat Immunol. 6(7), 2005. pp. 707-714. Epub 2005 May 29.

  • Dudziak, D. et al.: Alternative splicing generates putative soluble CD83 proteins that inhibit T cell proliferation. In: J Immunol. 174(11), 2005. pp. 6672-6676.

  • Lindquist, R.L. et al.: Visualizing dendritic cell networks in vivo. In: Nat Immunol. 5(12), 2005. pp. 1243-1250. Epub 2004 Nov 14.

  • Dudziak, D. et al.: Latent membrane protein 1 of Epstein-Barr virus induces CD83 by the NF-kappaB signaling pathway. In: J Virol. 77(15), 2003. . 8290-8208.


Selected projects

  • Antigen presentation and processing by dendritic cells

  • Characterisation of murine and human dendritic cell sub-populations

  • Inducing tolerance and T-cell memory responses by dendritic cell sub-populations

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Society for Dendritic Cell and Vaccine Design, since 2010

  • Förderkolleg (forum for the promotion of young scientists) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, since 2010

  • Club Francophone des Cellules Dendritiques, since 2009

  • Medical Immunology Campus Erlangen – MICE, since 2009

  • European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society, since 2008

  • German Society for Immunology (DGfI), 2006

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 2005

  • New York Academy of Sciences, since 2004

  • Peer review activities: PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Immunology, Experimental Dermatology, International Journal of Cancer, European Journal of Immunology

  • Reviewer for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Additional qualifications

  • Manager of the laboratory animals


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