Scientific Vita


Hendrik Luxenburger

Specialist for internal medicine
Since 04/2019
Fellow of the IMM-PACT Program for Clinician Scientists
Since 02/2017
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine II, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Infectiology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
Experimental PhD thesis "Characterization of virus-specific CD8+ T- cell responses in chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 and 4 infection", Department of Internal Medicine II, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.
09/2007 - 12/2016
Medical studies, Université de Strasbourg/Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Reinscheid M*, Luxenburger H*, Karl V*, Graeser A*, Giese S*, Ciminski K*, Reeg DB*, Oberhardt V, Roehlen N, Lang-Meli J, Heim K, Gross N, Baum C, Rieg S, Speer C, Emmerich F, Breisinger S, Steinmann D, Bengsch B, Boettler T, Kochs G, Schwemmle M, Thimme R, Neumann-Haefelin C, Hofmann M. COVID-19 mRNA booster vaccine induces transient CD8+ T effector cell responses while conserving the memory pool for subsequent reactivation. Nat Commun. 2022 Aug 8;13(1):4631.
Lang-Meli J*, Luxenburger H*, Wild K*, Karl V*, Oberhardt V*, Salimi Alizei E, Graeser A, Reinscheid M, Roehlen N, Reeg DB, Giese S, Ciminski K, Götz V, August D, Rieg S, Waller CF, Wengenmayer T, Staudacher D, Huzly D, Bengsch B, Kochs G, Schwemmle M, Emmerich F, Boettler T, Thimme R, Hofmann M, Neumann-Haefelin C. SARS-CoV-2-specific T-cell epitope repertoire in convalescent and mRNA-vaccinated individuals. Nat Microbiol. 2022 May;7(5):675-679.
Oberhardt V*, Luxenburger H*, Kemming J*, Schulien I*, Ciminski K, Giese S, Csernalabics B, Lang-Meli J, Janowska I, Staniek J, Wild K, Basho K, Marinescu MS, Fuchs J, Topfstedt F, Janda A, Sogukpinar O, Hilger H, Stete K, Emmerich F, Bengsch B, Waller CF, Rieg S, Sagar, Boettler T, Zoldan K, Kochs G, Schwemmle M, Rizzi M, Thimme R, Neumann-Haefelin C, Hofmann M. Rapid and stable mobilization of CD8+ T cells by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine. Nature. 2021, Sep;597(7875):268-273.
Luxenburger H, Sturm L, Biever P, Rieg S, Duerschmied D, Schultheiss M, Neumann-Haefelin C, Thimme R, Bettinger D. Treatment with proton pump inhibitors increases the risk of secondary infections and ARDS in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: coincidence or underestimated risk factor? J Intern Med. 2021 Jan;289(1):121-124.
Luxenburger H, Graß F, Baermann J, Boettler T, Marget M, Emmerich F, Panning M, Thimme R, Nitschke K, Neumann-Haefelin C. Differential virus-specific CD8+ T-cell epitope repertoire in hepatitis C virus genotype 1 versus 4. J Viral Hepat. 2018 Jul;25(7):779-790.
Boettler T, Csernalabics B, Salié H, Luxenburger H, Wischer L, Salimi Alizei E, Zoldan K, Krimmel L, Bronsert P, Schwabenland M, Prinz M, Mogler C, Neumann- Haefelin C, Thimme R, Hofmann M, Bengsch B. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination can elicit a CD8 T-cell dominant hepatitis. J Hepatol. 2022 Sep;77(3):653-659.
Weigang S, Fuchs J, Zimmer G, Schnepf D, Kern L, Beer J, Luxenburger H, Ankerhold J, Falcone V, Kemming J, Hofmann M, Thimme R, Neumann-Haefelin C, Ulferts S, Grosse R, Hornuss D, Tanriver Y, Rieg S, Wagner D, Huzly D, Schwemmle M, Panning M, Kochs G. Within-host evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an immunosuppressed COVID-19 patient as a source of immune escape variants. Nat Commun. 2021 Nov 4;12(1):6405.
Schulien I, Kemming J, Oberhardt V, Wild K, Seidel LM, Killmer S, Sagar, Daul F, Salvat Lago M, Decker A, Luxenburger H, Binder B, Bettinger D, Sogukpinar O, Rieg S, Panning M, Huzly D, Schwemmle M, Kochs G, Waller CF, Nieters A, Duerschmied D, Emmerich F, Mei HE, Schulz AR, Llewellyn-Lacey S, Price DA, Boettler T, Bengsch B, Thimme R, Hofmann M, Neumann-Haefelin C. Characterization of pre-existing and induced SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+ T cells. Nat Med. 2021 Jan;27(1):78-85.
Bettinger D, Sturm L, Pfaff L, Hahn F, Kloeckner R, Volkwein L, Praktiknjo M, Lv Y, Han G, Huber JP, Boettler T, Reincke M, Klinger C, Caca K, Heinzow H, Seifert LL, Weiss KH, Rupp C, Piecha F, Kluwe J, Zipprich A, Luxenburger H, Neumann-Haefelin C, Schmidt A, Jansen C, Meyer C, Uschner FE, Brol MJ, Trebicka J, Rössle M, Thimme R, Schultheiss M. Refining prediction of survival after TIPS with the novel Freiburg index of post-TIPS survival. J Hepatol. 2021 Jun;74(6):1362-1372.
Schuch A, Salimi Alizei E, Heim K, Wieland D, Kiraithe MM, Kemming J, Llewellyn-Lacey S, Sogukpinar Ö, Ni Y, Urban S, Zimmermann P, Nassal M, Emmerich F, Price DA, Bengsch B, Luxenburger H, Neumann-Haefelin C, Hofmann M, Thimme R. Phenotypic and functional differences of HBV core-specific versus HBV polymerase-specific CD8+ T cells in chronically HBV-infected patients with low viral load. Gut. 2019 May;68(5):905-915.
Department of Medicine II
University Hospital Freiburg
Hugstetter Str. 55
79106 Freiburg, Germany