Sina Thusek

Sina Thusekgraduated from the Federal Research Assistant School in Würzburg, Germany. In 2013 she joined as a research assistant the Experimental Stem Cell Transplantation Laboratory at Würzburg University Hospital. In recent years she has particularly specialized in 3D light sheet fluorescence microscopy. She is also an expert in other techniques, such as in vivo bioluminescence imaging, multiparameter flow cytometry, PCR, and immunohistochemistry. She is closely working with Dr. Yidong Yu and Dr. Zeinab Mokthari in the host-pathogen interaction core in the Beilhack lab.


Sina Thusek

Tel:   +49-931-201 27638


Brandl A, Solimando AG, Mokhtari Z, Tabares P, Medler P, Manz H, Da Via M, Croci GA, Kurzwart M, Thusek S, Schneider T, Ebert R, Jakob F, Einsele H, Beilhack A. (2022). Junctional Adhesion Molecule-C expression specifies a CD138low/neg multiple myeloma cell population in mice and men. Blood Advances 6(7):2195-2206

Yu Y, Wolf A, Thusek S, Heinekamp T, Bromley M, Krappmann S, Terpitz U, Voigt K, Brakhage AA, Beilhack A. (2021). Direct Visualization of Fungal Burden in Filamentous Fungus-Infected Silkworms. Journal of Fungi 7(2):136.

Schwinn S, Mokhtari Z, Thusek S, Schneider T, Sirén AL, Tiemeyer N, Caruana I, Miele E, Schlegel PG, Beilhack A*, Wölfl M*. (2021). Cytotoxic effects and tolerability of gemcitabine and axitinib in a xenograft model for c-myc amplified medulloblastoma. Sci Rep, 11:14062

Sueiro-Olivares M, Scott J, Gago S, Petrovic D, Kouroussis E, Zivanovic J, Yu Y, Strobel M, Cunha C, Thomson D, Fortune-Grant R, Thusek S, Bowyer P, Carvalho A, Beilhack A, Bignell E, Filipovic MR, Amich J. (2021). Fungal and host protein persulfidation are functionally correlated and govern fungal virulence and host antifungal potency. PLOS Biology 19(6):e3001247.

Amich J, Mokhtari Z, Strobel M, Vialetto E, Sheta D, Yu Y, Hartweg J, Kalleda N, Jarick KJ, Brede C, Jordán-Garrote AL, Thusek S, Schmiedgen K, Arslan B, Pinnecker J, Thornton CR, Gunzer M, Krappmann S, Einsele H, Heinze KG, Beilhack A. (2019). 3D light sheet fluorescence microscopy of lungs to dissect local host immune Aspergillus fumigatus interactions. mBio 11(1): e02752-19.

Jarick KJ, Mokhtari Z, Scheller L, Hartweg J, Thusek S, Le DD, Ranecky M, Shaikh H, Qureischi M, Heinze KG, Beilhack A. (2018). Photoconversion of Alloreactive T Cells in Murine Peyer’s Patches During Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease: Tracking the Homing Route of Highly Proliferative Cells In Vivo. Front. Immunol. 9:1468.

Schuster S, Krüger T, Subota I, Thusek S, Rotureau B, Beilhack A, Engstler M. (2017). Developmental adaptations of trypanosome motility to the tsetse fly host environments unravel a multifaceted in vivo microswimmer system. Elife. 6: e27656.