Dr. January Weiner

Staff scientist, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology



Professional Preparation


Staff scientist / postdoc, Department of Immunology (head Prof. Stefan H. E. Kaufmann), Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, 2009-present.

Postdoctoral scientist, Institute for Bioinformatics, University Hospital of Münster, 2009.

Postdoctoral scientist, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, 2003-2008.

Bioinformatics service, ZMBH (Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie, Heidelberg), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, 2003.

Short time EMBO scholarship, Umeå and Stockholm, Sweden, 2000.

Ph. D. student at ZMBH (Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie, Heidelberg), Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1998–2003.

Fellowship of the PNTA (Polish-German Academic Society), Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1996–1997.

M.Sc. in biology, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków, Poland, 1996.

Studies at the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków, Poland, 1991–1995.

Studies at the Institute of Mathematics, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków, Poland, 1991–1993.


Selected Publications


Weiner, J. and Kaufmann, S. H.E (2016) High-throughput and computational approaches for diagnostic and prognostic host tuberculosis biomarkers. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Weiner, J.,  Kaufmann, S. H.E.,  Maertzdorf, J. (2015) High-throughput data analysis and data integration for vaccine trials, Vaccine.

Duque-Correa, M. A. et al. (2014) Macrophage arginase-1 controls bacterial growth and pathology in hypoxic tuberculosis granulomas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dorhoi, A. et al. (2014) Type I IFN signaling triggers immunopathology in tuberculosis‐susceptible mice by modulating lung phagocyte dynamics. European journal of immunology.

Weiner, J. and Kaufmann, S. H.E (2014) Recent advances towards tuberculosis control: vaccines and biomarkers. Journal of internal medicine.

Weiner, J. et al. (2013) Biomarkers of inflammation, immunosuppression and stress with active disease are revealed by metabolomic profiling of tuberculosis patients. PloS one.

Maertzdorf, J., Weiner, J. et al. (2012) Common patterns and disease-related signatures in tuberculosis and sarcoidosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Schulenburg, H., Hoeppner, M. P.,  Weiner, J.,  Bornberg-Bauer, E. (2008) Specificity of the innate immune system and diversity of C-type lectin domain (CTLD) proteins in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Immunobiology.

Weiner, J., Beaussart, F.,  Bornberg-Bauer, E. (2006) Domain deletions and substitutions in the modular protein evolution. FEBS Journal.