Claudia Claus, PhD

Rubella virus and novel concepts for congenital rubella embryopathy

As a biologist working in the field of virology my research focus is set on the interaction of rubella virus with its respective host cell. This efficient viral teratogen is a strictly human-specific viral pathogen. The cellular mechanisms leading to the impairment of human development are still unknown. Through my research I want to add new data to our current understanding of these mechanisms. This requires the evaluation of rubella virus-specific effects on suitable ex-vivo cell culture systems such as undifferentiated and differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Claudia Claus, PhD

Rubella virus and novel concepts for congenital rubella embryopathy

As a biologist working in the field of virology my research focus is set on the interaction of rubella virus with its respective host cell. This efficient viral teratogen is a strictly human-specific viral pathogen. The cellular mechanisms leading to the impairment of human development are still unknown. Through my research I want to add new data to our current understanding of these mechanisms. This requires the evaluation of rubella virus-specific effects on suitable ex-vivo cell culture systems such as undifferentiated and differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Claudia Claus, PhD

Rubella virus and novel concepts for congenital rubella embryopathy

As a biologist working in the field of virology my research focus is set on the interaction of rubella virus with its respective host cell. This efficient viral teratogen is a strictly human-specific viral pathogen. The cellular mechanisms leading to the impairment of human development are still unknown. Through my research I want to add new data to our current understanding of these mechanisms. This requires the evaluation of rubella virus-specific effects on suitable ex-vivo cell culture systems such as undifferentiated and differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Claudia Claus, PhD

Rubella virus and novel concepts for congenital rubella embryopathy

As a biologist working in the field of virology my research focus is set on the interaction of rubella virus with its respective host cell. This efficient viral teratogen is a strictly human-specific viral pathogen. The cellular mechanisms leading to the impairment of human development are still unknown. Through my research I want to add new data to our current understanding of these mechanisms. This requires the evaluation of rubella virus-specific effects on suitable ex-vivo cell culture systems such as undifferentiated and differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Claudia Claus, PhD

Rubella virus and novel concepts for congenital rubella embryopathy

As a biologist working in the field of virology my research focus is set on the interaction of rubella virus with its respective host cell. This efficient viral teratogen is a strictly human-specific viral pathogen. The cellular mechanisms leading to the impairment of human development are still unknown. Through my research I want to add new data to our current understanding of these mechanisms. This requires the evaluation of rubella virus-specific effects on suitable ex-vivo cell culture systems such as undifferentiated and differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

During my study of Biological Sciences at the University of Halle-Wittenberg a lecture on viruses as pirates of a cell initiated my interest in virology. From 1999 to 2000 I was enroled at the Queen’s University of Belfast as a non-graduating student. There I attended classes in general and specialiced virology. In 2006, during my doctoral thesis, I worked as a research scholar in the laboratory of Prof. Teryl Frey at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Hereafter more recent points of the timeline of my research work are summarized.

Timeline

2018
November 16

Collaboration meeting with Giada Frascaroli from the Heinrich Pette Institute (HPI) in Hamburg. We discussed my presentation on „Exploring rubella virus and its connections to cytomegaloviurs“.

Collaboration meeting with Giada Frascaroli from the Heinrich Pette Institute (HPI) in Hamburg. We discussed my presentation on „Exploring rubella virus and its connections to cytomegaloviurs“.
November 4

Appointment as project manager according to the gene technology act

Oktober 3

Sarah Zobel and Mechthild Lorenz finished their work on their medical thesis, which contributed to our just accepted publication in viruses.

Sarah Zobel and Mechthild Lorenz finished their work on their medical thesis, which contributed to our just accepted publication in viruses.
2017
November 21

Janik Böhnke completed his master thesis on the characterization of the infection of iPSCs with coxsackievirus B3.

Janik Böhnke completed his master thesis on the characterization of the infection of iPSCs with coxsackievirus B3.
August 21

Lena Manssen has received the „Promotionspreis der Medizinischen Fakultät Leipzig“ – an award by the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig for her medical thesis. Congratulations!

Lena Manssen has received the „Promotionspreis der Medizinischen Fakultät Leipzig“ – an award by the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig for her medical thesis. Congratulations!
2014
September 4

approval of the DFG grant CL 459/3-1 „Undifferentiated and differentiating human pluripotent stem cells as in vitro model for viral alterations in early embryogenesis“

2013
Dezember 5

Election as co-chair of the workshop „Cell biology of virus infections“ for the period of 2014 until 2016.