Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaleta



2009 – 2010
PhD degree at University of Jena, Germany

2003 – 2008
Studies in Bioinformatics, University of Jena, Germany

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2014
Professor of Medical Systems Biology (W2), Christian-Albrechts University Kiel

Associate professor of Computational Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

2011 – 2014
Assistant professor of Theoretical Systems Biology, University of Jena

2008 – 2011
Research scientist, University of Jena

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2017
Head of the Institute of Experimental Medicine, CAU Kiel

Since 2014
Head of Clusterlab IX (“Theoretical Biology”) of the Excellence Cluster Inflammation at Interfaces

Since 2014
Steering committee of the Excellence Cluster Inflammation at Interfaces

Since 2014
Member of the Editorial Board of Metabolites

Since 2014
Guest Editor for PLoS Computational Biology

German-Israeli Foundation Young Investigator Award

PhD price of the School of Biology and Pharmacy of the University of Jena




FeaturedThe functional repertoire contained within the native microbiota of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Zimmermann J, Obeng N, Yang W, Pees B, Petersen C, Waschina S, Kissoyan KAB, Aidley J, Hoeppner MP, Bunk B, Spröer C, Leippe M, Dierking K, Kaleta C*, Schulenburg H* (2019) The ISME Journal. 1-13. * Shared senior authorship  doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0504-y

The inducible response of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to members of its natural microbiome across development and adult life

Yang W#, Petersen C#, Pees B#, Zimmermann J, Waschina S, Dirksen P, Rosenstiel P, Tholey A, Leippe M, Dierking K, Kaleta C*, Schulenburg H*.  Front Microbiol. 10:1793. # Equal contribution as first authors, * Equal contribution as senior authors doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01793.

FeaturedNatural C. elegans microbiota protects against infection via production of a cyclic lipopeptide of the viscosin group

Kohar Kissoyan, Moritz Drechsler, Eva-Lena Stange, Johannes Zimmermann, Christoph Kaleta, Helge Bode und Katja Dierking (2019)  Current Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.050


Gut dysbiosis with Bacilli dominance and accumulation of fermentation products precedes late-onset sepsis in preterm infants.

Graspeuntner S, Waschina S, Künzel S, Twisselmann N, Rausch TK, Cloppenborg-Schmidt K, Zimmermann J, Viemann D, Herting E, Göpel W, Baines JF, Kaleta C, Rupp J, Härtel C, Pagel J (2018) Clin Infect Dis. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy882