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Dr. Christian Klotz

Participating researcher in project B3: Role of immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) of wild rodents for maintaining virulent T. gondii genotypes in nature: PhD students Martin Kraft (B3-1) and David Holthaus (B3-2).

Robert Koch Institute

Mycotic and Parasitic Agents and Mycobacteria

Research interest:

  • Immunology
  • Molecular Parasitology

Holthaus D, Delgado-Betancourt E, Aebischer T, Seeber F, Klotz C. (2021).
Harmonization of Protocols for Multi-Species Organoid Platforms to Study the Intestinal Biology of oxoplasma gondii and Other Protozoan Infections.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol 10:610368. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.610368. eCollection 2020.


Yordanova IA,  Cortés A, Klotz C, Kühl AA, Heimesaat MM, Cantacessi C, Hartmann S, Rausch S. (2019).
RORγt+ Treg to Th17 ratios correlate with susceptibility to Giardia infection.
Sci Rep 9: 20328. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-56416-9.


Delgado Betancourt E, Hamid B, Fabian BT, Klotz C, Hartmann S, Seeber F. (2019).
From Entry to Early Dissemination-Toxoplasma gondii's Initial Encounter With Its Host.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol 9:46. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00046.


Torelli F, Zander S, Ellerbrok H, Kochs G, Ulrich RG, Klotz C, Seeber F. (2018).
Recombinant IFN-γ from the bank vole Myodes glareolus: a novel tool for research on rodent reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens.
Sci Rep 8: 2797. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21143-0, PMCID: PMC5809609.


Helmy YA, Spierling NG, Schmidt S, Rosenfeld UM, Reil D, Imholt C, Jacob J, Ulrich RG, Aebischer T, Klotz C. (2018).
Occurrence and distribution of Giardia species in wild rodents in Germany.
Parasit Vectors 11:213. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2802-z.


Ehret T, Torelli F, Klotz C, Pedersen AB, Seeber F. (2017).
Translational Rodent Models for Research on Parasitic Protozoa-A Review of Confounders and Possibilities.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol 7:238. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00238.


Kraft MR, Klotz C, Bücker R, Schulzke JD, Aebischer T. (2017).
Giardia's Epithelial Cell Interaction In Vitro: Mimicking Asymptomatic Infection?
Front Cell Infect Microbiol 7:421. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00421.

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