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Prof. Frank Seeber

Project C3: Role of immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) of wild rodents for maintaining virulent T. gondii genotypes in nature
PhD students: Francesca Torelli (C3-1), Estefania Delgado-Betancourt (C3-2), Benedikt Fabian (associated 2)

Frank Seeber
Image Credit: Frank Seeber

Robert Koch Institute

Mycotic and Parasitic Agents and Mycobacteria

Research interest:

  • 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.

Fabian BT, Lepenies B, Schares G, Dubey JP, Spano F, Seeber F. (2021).
Expanding the Known Repertoire of C-Type Lectin Receptors Binding to Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts Using a Modified High-Resolution Immunofluorescence Assay.
mSphere 6:e01341-20. doi: 10.3390/ph1402015

Fabian BT Hedar F, Koethe M, Bangoura B, Maksimov P, Conraths FJ, Villena I, Aubert D, Seeber F, Schares G. (2020)

Fluorescent bead-based serological detection of Toxoplasma gondii infection in chickens.
Parasit Vectors
13:388. doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-04244-6.

Delgado Betancourt, E.; Hamid, B.; Fabian, B. T.; 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

Blume, M., Seeber F. (2018):
Metabolic interactions between Toxoplasma gondii and its host. F1000 Res.
doi:10.12688/Ff1000research.16021.1 ; PMCID: PMC6208699

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., MID: 28638807, PMCID: PMC5461347

Seeber F, Steinfelder S. (2016).
Recent advances in understanding apicomplexan parasites.
F1000Res.; pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-1369. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7924.1.

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