Dr. René Kallies

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Dr. René Kallies
Scientist

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Working Group Microbial Systems Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1375
Fax +49 341 235-451317
rene.kallies@ufz.de


CV / Scientific Career

since 2014

Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department for Environmental Microbiology

2010 - 2013

Scientist at the University of Bonn, Medical Centre, Institute of Virology, Bonn, Germany

2005 - 2009

PhD thesis at Robert Koch-Institute, Centre for Biological Security, Department of Highly pathogenic viral agents, Berlin, Germany


1999 - 2005


Study of Biology at the University of Regensburg

Degree: diploma; special focus on: Genetics, Medical Microbiology, Botany


Research interests


Publications


2017

  • Kleinert F, Kallies R, Hort M, Zweynert A, Szekat C, Nagel M, Bierbaum G. Influence of IS256 on genome variability and formation of SCV in Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jun 5. pii: AAC.00144-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00144-17. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kallies R, Kiesel B, Schmidt M, Kacza J, Ghanem N, Narr A, Zopfi J, Wick LY, Hackermüller J, Harms H, Chatzinotas A. Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromonas phage vB_PspS-H40/1 (formerly H40/1) that infects Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain H40 and is used as biological tracer in hydrological transport studies. Stand Genomic Sci. 2017 Feb 2;12:20. doi: 10.1186/s40793-017-0235-5.

2016


  • Ghanem N, Kiesel B, Kallies R, Harms H, Chatzinotas A, Wick LY. Marine phages as tracers: effects of size, morphology and physico-chemical surface properties on transport in a porous medium. Environ Sci Technol. 2016 Dec 6;50(23):12816-12824.

 

  • Kleinert F, Kallies R, Zweynert A, Bierbaum G. Draft Genome Sequences of three Northern German Epidemic Staphylococcus aureus strains containing multiple copies of IS256. Genome Announc. 2016 Sep 8;4(5). pii: e00936-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00936-16.


  • Witkowski PT, Drexler JF, Kallies R, Ličková M, Bokorová S, Mananga GD, Szemes T, Leroy EM, Krüger DH, Drosten C, Klempa B. Phylogenetic analysis of a newfound bat-borne hantavirus supports a laurasiatherian host association for ancestral mammalian hantaviruses. Infect Genet Evol. 2016 Jul;41:113-9. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.03.036. Epub 2016 Apr 3

 

  • Ehlen L, Tödtmann J, Specht S, Kallies R, Papies J, Müller MA, Junglen S, Drosten C, Eckerle I. Epithelial cell lines of the cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) are highly susceptible in vitro models to zoonotic Bunya-, Rhabdo-, and Flaviviruses. Virol J. 2016 May 4;13(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12985-016-0531-5.


2015

  • Witkowski PT, Kallies R, Julia Hoveka, Brita Auste, Ndapewa L. Ithete, Katarína Šoltys, Tomáš Szemes, Christian Drosten, Wolfgang Preiser, Boris Klempa, John K.E. Mfune, and Detlev H. Kruger. Novel Arenavirus Isolates from Namaqua Rock Mice, Namibia, Southern Africa. Emerg Inf Dis. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1213-6. doi: 10.3201/eid2107.141341.


  • Binger T, Annan A, Drexler JF, Müller MA, Kallies R, Adankwah E, Wollny R, Kopp A, Heidemann H, Dei D, Agya-Yao FC, Junglen S, Feldt T, Kurth A, Oppong S, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Drosten C. A novel rhabdovirus isolated from the straw-coloured fruit bat Eidolon helvum with signs of antibodies in swine and humans. J Virol. 2015 Feb 11. pii: JVI.02932-14.



2014

  • Kallies R, Kopp A, Zirkel F, Estrada A, Gillespie TR, Drosten C, Junglen S. Genetic characterization of goutanap virus, a novel virus related to negeviruses, cileviruses and higreviruses. Viruses. 2014 Nov 12;6(11):4346-57.


  • Eckerle I, Ehlen L, Kallies R, Wollny R, Corman VM, Cottontail VM, Tschapka M, Oppong S, Drosten C, Müller MA. Bat airway epithelial cells: A novel tool for the study of zoonotic viruses. Plos One. 2014 Jan 13;9(1):e84679.


  • Corman VM, Kallies R, Philipps H, Göpner G, Müller MA, Eckerle I, Brünink S, Drosten C, DrexlerJF. Characterization of a novel betacoronavirus related to MERS-CoV in European hedgehogs. J Virol. 2014 Jan;88(1):717-24.



2013

  • Marklewitz M, Zirkel F, Rwego I, Heidemann H, Trippner P, Kurth A, Kallies R, Briese T, Lipkin WI, Drosten C, Gillespie T, Junglen S. Discovery of a unique novel clade of mosquito-associated bunyaviruses. J Virol. 2013 Dec;87(23):12850-65.


  • Drexler JF, Corman VM, Müller MA, Lukashev AN, Gmyl A, Coutard B, Adam A, Ritz D, Leijten LM, van Riel D, Kallies R, Klose SM, Gloza-Rausch F, Binger T, Annan A, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Oppong S, Bourgarel M, Rupp D, Hoffmann B, Schlegel M, Kümmerer BM, Krüger DH, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Setién AA, Cottontail VM, Hemachudha T, Wacharapluesadee S, Osterrieder K, Bartenschlager R, Matthee S, Beer M, Kuiken T, Reusken C, Leroy EM, Ulrich RG, Drosten C. Evidence for novel hepaciviruses in rodents. PLoS Pathog. 2013 Jun;9(6):e1003438.


  • Drosten C, Seilmaier M, Corman VM, Hartmann W, Scheible G, Sack S, Guggemos W, Kallies R, Muth D, Junglen S, Müller MA, Haas W, Guberina H, Röhnisch T, Schmid-Wendtner M, Aldabbagh S, Dittmer U, Gold H, Graf P, Bonin F, Rambaut A, Wendtner CM. Clinical features and virological analysis of a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Sep;13(9):745-51.



2012

  • Kallies R, Arbrandt G, Niklasson B, Niedrig M. Development and characterization of murine monoclonal antibodies to first and second Ljungan virus genotypes. J Virol Methods. 2012 Sep;184(1-2):27-33.


  • Drexler JF, Corman VM, Müller MA, Maganga GD, Vallo P, Binger T, Gloza-Rausch F, Rasche A, Yordanov S, Seebens A, Oppong S, Adu Sarkodie Y, Pongombo C, Lukashev AN, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Stöcker A, Carneiro AJ, Erbar S, Maisner A, Fronhoffs F, Buettner R, Kalko EK, Kruppa T, Franke CR, Kallies R, Yandoko ER, Herrler G, Reusken C, Hassanin A, Krüger DH, Matthee S, Ulrich RG, Leroy EM, Drosten C. Bats host major mammalian paramyxoviruses. Nat Commun. 2012 Apr 24;3:796.



2011

  • Achazi K, Růžek D, Donoso-Mantke O, Schlegel M, Ali HS, Wenk M, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Ohlmeyer L, Rühe F, Vor T, Kiffner C, Kallies R, Ulrich RG, Niedrig M. Rodents as sentinels for the prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Jun;11(6):641-7.



2009

  • Ulrich RG, Heckel G, Pelz HJ, Wieler LH, Nordhoff M, Dobler G, Freise J, Matuschka FR, Jacob J, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Gerstengarbe FW, Jäkel T, Süss J, Ehlers B, Nitsche A, Kallies R, Johne R, Günther S, Henning K, Grunow R, Wenk M, Maul LC, Hunfeld KP, Wölfel R, Schares G, Scholz HC, Brockmann SO, Pfeffer M, Essbauer SS. [Rodents and rodent associated disease vectors: the network of "rodent carrying pathogens" introduces itself]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheits-schutz. 2009 Mar;52(3):352-69.



2007

  • Niklasson B, Hultman T, Kallies R, Niedrig M, Nilsson R, Berggren PO, Juntti-Berggren L, Efendic S, Lernmark A, Klitz W. The BioBreeding rat diabetes model is infected with Ljungan virus. Diabetologia. 2007 Jul;50(7):1559-60. Epub 2007 Apr 4.


  • Donoso Mantke O, Kallies R, Niklasson B, Nitsche A, Niedrig M. A new quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assay and melting curve analysis for detection and genotyping of Ljungan virus strains. J Virol Methods. 2007 Apr;141(1):71-7.



2005


  • Donoso Mantke O, Meyer R, Prösch S, Nitsche A, Leitmeyer K, Kallies R, Niedrig M. High prevalence of cardiotropic viruses in myocardial tissue from explanted hearts of heart transplant recipients and heart donors: a 3-year retrospective study from a German patients' pool. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Oct;24(10):1632-8.