Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992 – 1998
    Studied biology, specializing in microbiology, at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • 1998 – 2002
    Doctoral studies in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene

  • 2003 – 2006
    Visiting researcher at the University of California in San Francisco, USA

  • 2006
    Returned to Germany; research group leader in the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

  • Since 2007
    Head of a Emmy Noether junior research group. The group conducts research in the area of infectious immunology, searching in particular to explain the in-vivo function of cytokines and receptors belonging to the family of tumour necrosis factor and type I interferons in immune defence against viral, bacterial and eukaryotic pathogens. Methodologically, this is carried out by means of generating and analysing gene-deficient and reporter mouse models.

  • Since 2012
    Professor (W2) of molecular infectious immunology in the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Selected publications

  • Scheu, S., Dresing, P., Locksley, R.M.: Visualization of IFN-beta production by plasmacytoid versus conventional dendritic cells under specific stimulation conditions in vivo. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105, 2008. S. 20416-20421.

  • Scheu, S. et al.: Activation of the integrated stress response during T helper cell differentiation. In: Nat. Immunol. 7, 2006. S. 644-651.

  • Scheu, S. et al.: Targeted disruption of LIGHT causes defects in costimulatory T cell activation and reveals cooperation with lymphotoxin beta in mesenteric lymph node genesis. In: J. Exp. Med. 195, 2002. S. 1613-1624.

Complete list of publications

Additional qualifications

  • Since 2009 Member and since 2010 deputy speaker for the "Junges Kolleg" (Young College) of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts


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