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Prof. Dr. med. Hortense Slevogt, MD, DTM&H

Education and scientific Career

since 2011W2-professorship „Immunology of severe infections“, University hospital Jena, organization of the research group „Host Septomics“ with the units
- Next generation sequencing
- Mass spectrometry
- Molecular Bbiology
- Animal facility for bacterial infection models
2014Recertification "Infectiology" (DGI)
2011-2013Visiting scientists, Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene,
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2009Habilitation, Internal Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2005Board certified specialist in Infectious Diseases (DGI)
2003Board certified specialist in Internal Medicine
2001-2003Clinical fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine,
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
1998Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H), Bernhard-Nocht-Institut, Hamburg
1993-2011Internship, residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine,
Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin,
(Leiter: Prof. Dr. N. Suttorp)
1996Promotion Dr. med., Freie Universität Berlin

Honors and awards

since 2015 Board member of the "Center for Sepsis Control & Care" (CSCC)
since 2015 Alternate speaker ZIK Septomics
since 2015 A/B/S expert “Antibiotic Stewardship”
2014 „Best abstract award“, 18. Symposium der ICHS, Berlin
since 2013 Board member of the SFB/TR 124 „FungiNet“
since 2012 Member of the editorial board of PLOS ONE
2010 Rudolf Ackermann Prize from the German Society for Infectiology
2008 Lydia-Rabinowich-Fellowship from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Research fellowship of the German Respiratory Society
2007 Curt Dehner Prize from the German Society for Pulmonology
2006 Fellowship „Stiftung Dr. Edith Grünheit“ from the „German Medical Women's Association“
2003-2006 Rahel Hirsch Fellowship from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


since 2015 Member of the Paul-Ehrlich-Society
since 2010 Member of the German Sepsis Society
since 2008 Member of the German Society of Immunology
since 2004 Member of the German Society of Infectiology

Selected Publications

  • Gutbier B, Fischer K, Doehn J-M, von Lachner C, Herr C, Klaile E, Frischmann U, Singer B, Riesbeck K, Zimmermann W, Suttorp N, Bachmann S, Bals R, Witzenrath M, Slevogt H (2015) Moraxella catarrhalis induces an immune response in the murine lung which is independent of human CEACAM5 expression and long-term smoke exposure. American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology,
    doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00265.2014
  • Heyl KA, Klassert TE, Heinrich A, Müller MM, Klaile E, Dienemann H, Grünewald C, Bals R, Singer BB, Slevogt H (2014) Dectin-1 is expressed in human lung and mediates the proinflammatory immune response to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. MBio 5(5):e01492-14
  • Klassert TE, Hanisch A, Bräuer J, Klaile E, Heyl KA, Mansour MM, Tam JM, Vyas JM, Slevogt H (2014) Modulatory role of vitamin A on the Candida albicans-induced immune response in human monocytes. Med. Microbiol. Immunol. 2014(8), ePub
  • Singer BB, Opp L, Heinrich A, Schreiber F, Binding-Liermann R, Berrocal-Almanza LC, Heyl KA, Müller MM, Weimann A, Zweigner J, Slevogt H (2014) Soluble CEACAM8 interacts with CEACAM1 inhibiting TLR2-triggered immune responses. PLOS ONE 9(4):e94106
  • Slevogt H, Zabel S, Opitz B, Hocke A, Eitel J, N´Guessan P, Lucka L, Riesbeck K, Zimmermann W, Zweigner J, Temmesfeld-Wollbrueck B, Suttorp N, Singer B (2008) CEACAM1 inhibits Toll-like receptor 2-triggered anti-bacterial responses of human pulmonary epithelial cells. Nat. Immunol. 9: 1270-78
  • N´Guessan P, Vigelahn M, Bachmann S, Zabel S, Opitz B, Schmeck B, Hippenstiel S, Zweigner J, Riesbeck K, Singer BB, Suttorp N, Slevogt H (2007) The UspA1 protein of Moraxella catarrhalis induces CEACAM-1 dependent apoptosis in alveolar epithelial cells. J. Infect. Dis. 195: 1651-60
  • Slevogt H, Seybold J, Tiwari KN, Hocke AC, Jonatat C, Dietel S, Hippenstiel S, Singer BB, Bachmann S, Suttorp N, Opitz B (2007) Moraxella catarrhalis is internalized in respiratory epithelial cells by a trigger-like mechanism and initiates a TLR2- and partly NOD1-dependent inflammatory immune response. Cell Microbiol. 9: 694-707
  • Slevogt H, Tintelnot K, Seybold J, Suttorp N. (2004) Lymphadenopathy in a pregnant woman from Brazil. Lancet 363:1282


Host Septomics wird unterstützt von

Universitätsklinikum Jena

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