LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Julia Kurth

Dr. rer. nat.

Project management of the LOEWE-Priority Program „Insect Biotechnology“

Phone: +49 641 99-39508

Email: Julia.Kurth@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: 673b

Building: HBR58


since 2014 Project management of the LOEWE-Priority Program „Insect Biotechnology“

Senior Scientist, R&D, Janssen Infectious Diseases-Diagnostics BVBA (Johnson & Johnson, Belgium)

Project leader Drug Discovery, Identification of drug candidates against viral and immunological targets

Project and Portfolio management for the R&D pipeline
2004–2008 Scientist, R&D, Tibotec BVBA (Johnson & Johnson), Belgium
2003–2004 Postdoc, Institute for Cell Biology, University Essen (Prof. Dr. R. Küppers)
1997–2003 PhD thesis, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. K. Rajewsky)
1997 Diploma thesis, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. K. Rajewsky)
1991–1997 Studies of Biology at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn

Research Interests



Lavens D, Peelman F, Van der Heyden J, Uyttendaele I, Catteeuw D, Verhee A, Van Schoubroec, B, Kurth J, Hallenberger S, Clayton R, Tavernier J (2010) Definition of the interacting interfaces of Apobec3G and HIV-1 Vif using MAPPIT mutagenesis analysis Nucleic Acids Research, 38 (2) , 1902-1912.
Heyndrickx L, Vermoesen T, Vereecken K, Kurth J, Coppens S, Aerts L, Ohagen A, Van Herrewege Y, Lewi P, Vanham G (2008) Antiviral compounds show enhanced activity in HIV-1 single cycle pseudovirus assays as compared to classical PBMC assays Journal of Virological Methods, 148 (1-2) , 166-173.
Siemer D, Kurth J, Lang S, Lehnerdt G, Stanelle J, Küppers R (2008) EBV transformation overrides gene expression patterns of B cell differentiation stages Molecular Immunology, 45 (11) , 3133-3141.
Bechtel D, Kurth J, Unkel C, Küppers R (2005) Transformation of BCR-deficient germinal-center B cells by EBV supports a major role of the virus in the pathogenesis of Hodgkin and posttransplantation lymphomas Blood, 106 (13) , 4345-4350.
Kurth J, Hansmann ML, Rajewsky K, Küppers R (2003) Epstein-Barr virus-infected B cells expanding in germinal centers of infectious mononucleosis patients do not participate in the germinal center reaction Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100 (8) , 4730-4735.
Kurth J, Perniok A, Schmitz R, Iking-Konert C, Chiorazzi N, Thompson KM, Winkler T, Rajewsky K, Küppers R (2002) Lack of deleterious somatic mutations in the CD95 gene of plasmablasts from systemic lupus erythematosus patients and autoantibody-producing cell lines European Journal of Immunology, 32 (12) , 3785-3792.
Spieker T, Kurth J, Küppers R, Rajewsky K, Bräuninger A, Hansmann ML (2000) Molecular single-cell analysis of the clonal relationship of small Epstein-Barr virus-infected cells and Epstein-Barr virus-harboring Hodgkin and Reed/Sternberg cells in Hodgkin disease Blood, 96 (4) , 3133-3138.