Dr. Florence Fischer

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Dr. rer. nat. Florence Fischer

Scientist

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research – UFZ
Department of Environmental Immunology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

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Dr. Florence Fischer
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ

Research Interests

  • Impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the function of innate immune cells in reproductive events
  • Influence of environmental chemicals on the intestinal microbiota


Curriculum vitae / Scientific career

Since 10/2020

Scientist, Department of Environmental Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2015 - 2020

PhD student, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, Philipps University Marburg, Germany,
Thesis: Dietary cellulose attenuates intestinal inflammation by promoting microbiota maturation and gut barrier function, Degree: Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude)

2012 - 2015

Master of Science, nutritional science, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany

2009 - 2012

Bachelor of Science, ecotrophology, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany


Memberships

since 2016

German Society of Immunology (DGfI)


Awards

2019

Luminex Award, Spring School on Immunology Ettal, poster award

2018

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), travel grant

2017

German Society of Immunology (DGfI), travel grant


Publications

Fischer F, Romero R, Hellhund A, Linne U, Bertrams W, Pinkenburg O, Shams Eldin H, Binder K, Jacob R, Walker A, Stecher B, Basic M, Luu M, Mahdavia R, Visekruna A, Steinhoff U
Dietary cellulose induces anti-inflammatory immunity and transcriptional programs via maturation of the intestinal microbiota
Gut Microbes, 2020, accepted

Luu M, Romero R, Bazant J, Abass E, Hartmann S, Leister H, Fischer F, Mahdavi R, Plaza-Sirvent C, Schmitz I, Steinhoff U, Visekruna A.
The NF-κB transcription factor c-Rel controls host defense against Citrobacter rodentium.
European Journal of Immunology, 2020, doi: 10.1002/eji.201948314

Visekruna A, Hartmann S, Sillke YR, Glauben R, Fischer F, Raifer H, Mollenkopf H, Bertrams W, Schmeck B, Klein M, Pagenstecher A, Lohoff M, Jacob R, Pabst O, Bland PW, Luu M, Romero R, Siegmund B, Rajalingam K, Steinhoff U.
Intestinal development and homeostasis require activation and apoptosis of diet-reactive T cells.
The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2019, doi: 10.1172/JCI98929

Domann E, Fischer F, Glowatzki F, Fritzenwanker M, Hain T, Zechel-Gran S, Giffhorn-Katz S, Neubauer BA.
Draft genome sequence of Lactobacillus delbrueckii strain #22 isolated from a patient with short bowel syndrome and previous d-lactic acidosis and encephalopathy.
Genome Announcements, 2016, doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00747-16