Warnke, Philipp

OA PD Dr. med. habil.

Philipp Warnke

  • Kommissarischer Leiter des Instituts für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Hygiene
  • Leiter der Sektion Hygiene am Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Hygiene
  • Leiter der Stabstelle Krankenhaushygiene (Ressort Ärztlicher Vorstand)
  • Oberarzt am Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Hygiene
  • Krankenhaushygieniker der Universitätsmedizin Rostock
  • Facharzt für Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Infektionsepidemiologie
  • Facharzt für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin

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Matteoli G, Fahl E, Warnke P, Muller S, Bonin M, Autenrieth IB, Bohn E.

Role of IFN-gamma and IL-6 in a protective immune response to Yersinia enterocolitica in mice. BMC Microbiol 2008; 8: 153. 1471-2180-8-153 [pii];10.1186/1471-2180-8-153 [doi].

GM, EF, PW contributed equally


Autenrieth SE, Linzer TR, Hiller C, Keller B, Warnke P, Koberle M, Bohn E, Biedermann T, Buhring HJ, Hammerling GJ, Rammensee HG, Autenrieth IB.

Immune evasion by Yersinia enterocolitica: differential targeting of dendritic cell subpopulations in vivo. PLoS Pathog 2010; 6: e1001212. 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001212 [doi].


Autenrieth SE, Warnke P, Wabnitz GH, Lucero EC, Pasquevich KA, Drechsler D, Gunter M, Hochweller K, Novakovic A, Beer-Hammer S, Samstag Y, Hammerling GJ, Garbi N, Autenrieth IB.

Depletion of dendritic cells enhances innate anti-bacterial host defense through modulation of phagocyte homeostasis. PLoS Pathog 2012; 8: e1002552. 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002552 [doi];PPATHOGENS-D-11-02080 [pii].


Warnke P, Kiefel V, Schaffler H, Podbielski A.

Transfusion reaction due to Klebsiella pneumoniae-contaminated red blood cells: a case report. Transfus Med 2013; 23: 445-446. 10.1111/tme.12078 [doi].


Warnke P, Harnack T, Ottl P, Kundt G, Podbielski A.

Nasal screening for Staphylococcus aureus - daily routine with improvement potentials. PLoS One 2014; 9: e89667. 10.1371/journal.pone.0089667 [doi];PONE-D-13-47234 [pii].


Warnke P, Warning L, Podbielski A.

Some are more equal - a comparative study on swab uptake and release of bacterial suspensions. PLoS One 2014; 9: e102215. 10.1371/journal.pone.0102215 [doi];PONE-D-14-12572 [pii].


Warnke P, Frickmann H, Ottl P, Podbielski A.

Nasal screening for MRSA: different swabs--different results! PLoS One 2014; 9: e111627. 10.1371/journal.pone.0111627 [doi];PONE-D-14-28339 [pii].


Warnke P, Aepfelbacher M, Fickenscher H, Solbach W, Steinmetz I, Podbielski A.

Surveillance reports on pathogens and their antibiotic resistance patterns - a recommendation for standardization. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2014; 139: 1377-1382. 10.1055/s-0034-1370124 [doi].


Bartolitius L, Frickmann H, Warnke P, Ottl P, Podbielski A.

Evaluation of an autoclave resistant anatomic nose model for the testing of nasal swabs. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp) 2014; 4: 159-165. 10.1556/EUJMI-D-14-00020 [doi];EuJMI_4(2014)3/3 [pii].


Redanz S, Podbielski A, Warnke P.

Improved microbiological diagnostic due to utilization of a high-throughput homogenizer for routine tissue processing. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2015. S0732-8893(15)00109-1 [pii];10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.03.018 [doi].


Frickmann H, Warnke P, Frey C, Schmidt S, Janke C, Erkens K, Schotte U, Koller T, Maassen W, Podbielski A, Binder A, Hinz R, Queyriaux B, Wiemer D, Schwarz NG, Hagen RM.

Surveillance of Food- and Smear-Transmitted Pathogens in European Soldiers with Diarrhea on Deployment in the Tropics: Experience from the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) Mali. Biomed Res Int 2015: 573904. 10.1155/2015/573904 [doi].

HF, PW contributed equally


Micheel V, Hogan B, Koller T, Warnke P, Crusius S, Hinz R, Hagen RM, Schwarz NG, Frickmann H.

Screening agars for MRSA: evaluation of a stepwise diagnostic approach with two different selective agars for the screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Mil Med Res 2015; 2: 18. 10.1186/s40779-015-0046-1 [doi];46 [pii].


Warnke P, Podbielksi A.

Gute hygienische Praxis beim Betriebsarzt – eine Selbstverständlichkeit? Arbeitsmed Sozialmed Umweltmed 2015; 50: 348-350.


Warnke P, Koller T, Stoll P, Podbielski A.

Nosocomial infection due to Enterococcus cecorum identified by MALDI-TOF MS and Vitek 2 from a blood culture of a septic patient. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp) 2015; 5: 177-179. 10.1556/1886.2015.00008 [doi].


Wiehr S, Warnke P, Rolle AM, Schutz M, Oberhettinger P, Kohlhofer U, Quintanilla-Martinez L, Maurer A, Thornton C, Boschetti F, Reischl G, Autenrieth IB, Pichler BJ, Autenrieth SE.

New pathogen-specific immunoPET/MR tracer for molecular imaging of a systemic bacterial infection. Oncotarget 2016; 7: 10990-11001. 7770 [pii];10.18632/oncotarget.7770 [doi].


Schaffler H, Kaschitzki A, Alberts C, Bodammer P, Bannert K, Koller T, Warnke P, Kreikemeyer B, Lamprecht G.

Alterations in the mucosa-associated bacterial composition in Crohn's disease: a pilot study. Int J Colorectal Dis 2016; 31: 961-971. 10.1007/s00384-016-2548-z [doi];10.1007/s00384-016-2548-z [pii].


Koller T, Kurze D, Lange M, Scherdin M, Podbielski A, Warnke P.

Implementation and Evaluation of a Fully Automated Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay on the BD Max Platform to Detect and Differentiate Herpesviridae from Cerebrospinal Fluids. PLoS One 2016; 11: e0153991. 10.1371/journal.pone.0153991 [doi];PONE-D-16-06502 [pii].


Warnke P, Johanna Pohl FP, Kundt G, Podbielski A.

Screening for Gram-negative bacteria: Impact of preanalytical parameters. Sci Rep 2016; 6: 30427. srep30427 [pii];10.1038/srep30427 [doi].


Frickmann H, Wiemer D, Frey C, Hagen RM, Hinz R, Podbielski A, Köller T, Warnke P.

Low enteric colonization with multidrug-resistant pathogens in soldiers returning from deployments – experience from the years 2007–2015. PLoS One 2016.


Warnke P, Devide A, Weise M, Frickmann H, Schwarz NG, Schäffler H, Ottl P, Podbielski A.

Utilizing moist or dry swabs for the sampling of nasal MRSA carriers? An in vivo and in vitro study. PLoS One 2016.


Warnke P, Redanz S, Zaatreh S, Podbielski A.

Augmented recovery of microorganisms from swabs by homogenization: a novel standardizable high-throughput approach. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2016; 84: 16-18. S0732-8893(15)00358-2 [pii];10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.10.004 [doi].


Schaffler H, Herlemann DP, Alberts C, Kaschitzki A, Bodammer P, Bannert K, Koller T, Warnke P, Kreikemeyer B, Lamprecht G.

Mucosa-attached bacterial community in Crohn's Disease coheres with the Clinical Disease Activity Index. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2016; 10.1111/1758-2229.12411 [doi].


Granzer H, Hagen RM, Warnke P, Bock W, Baumann T, Schwarz NG, Podbielski A, Frickmann H, Koeller T.

Molecular Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii Complex Isolates from Patients that were Injured During the Eastern Ukrainian Conflict. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp) 2016; 6: 109-117. 10.1556/1886.2016.00014 [doi].


Benedek O, Podbielski A, Warnke P.

Laboratory experience with the liaison analyzer in the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp) 2016.


Frickmann H, Schmeja W, Reisinger E, Mittlmeier T, Mitzner K, Schwarz NG, Warnke P, Podbielski A.

Risk reduction of needle stick injuries due to continuous shift from unsafe to safe instruments at a German University Hospital. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp) 2016.


Warnke P, Poldrack R, Podbielski A.

Surveillanceoptimierung durch strukturierte Surveillanceberichte, Normierungen und regionale Vergleiche: Ein Erfahrungsbericht aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Umwelt – Hygiene – Arbeitsmed 21 (6) 309-315; 2016.


Wiehr S, Rolle A, Warnke P, Kohlhofer U, Quintanilla-Martinez L, Reischl G, Autenrieth I, Pichler B, Autenrieth S.

The positron emission tomography tracer 3‘-Deoxy-3‘-[18F]Fluorothymidine ([18F]FLT) is not suitable to detect tissue proliferation induced by systemic Yersinia enterocolitica infection in mice. Plos One 2016.


Pappesch R, Warnke P, Mikkat S, Normann J, Wisniewska-Kucper A, Huschka F, Wittmann M, Khani A, Schwengers O, Oehmcke-Hecht S, Hain T, Kreikemeyer B, Patenge N.

The Regulatory Small RNA MarS Supports Virulence of Streptococcus pyogenes. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 25;7(1):12241. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12507-z.


Frickmann H, Köller K, Veil I, Weise M, Ludyga A, Schwarz NG, Warnke P, Podbielski A.

On the Role of Enterococci in the Bloodstream: Results of a Single-Center, Retrospective, Observational Study at a German University Hospital. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2017 Oct 19;7(4):284-295. doi: 10.1556/1886.2017.00030. eCollection 2017 Dec 18.


Geerdes-Fenge HF, Stubbe F, Löbermann M, Warnke P, Erbersdobler A, Reisinger EC.

[BCGitis with Involvement of Lung, Liver and Bone Marrow after Immunotherapy of Urothelial Cancer]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2017 Sep;142(18):1375-1378. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-115775.


Kischkel S, Bergt S, Brock B, von Grönheim J, Herbst A, Epping MJ, Matheis G, Novosel E, Schneider J, Warnke P, Podbielski A, Roesner JP, Lelkes PI, Vollmar B.

In Vivo Testing of Extracorporeal Membrane Ventilators: iLA-Activve Versus Prototype I-Lung. ASAIO J. 2017 Mar/Apr;63(2):185-192. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000465


Frickmann H, Klenk C, Warnke P, Redanz S, Podbielski A.

Influence of Probiotic Culture Supernatants on In Vitro Biofilm Formation of Staphylococci.

Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2018 Sep 28;8(4):119-127. doi: 10.1556/1886.2018.00022. eCollection 2018 Dec 23


Frickmann H, Hahn A, Skusa R, Mund N, Viehweger V, Köller T, Köller K, Schwarz NG, Becker K, Warnke P, Podbielski A.

Comparison of the etiological relevance of Staphylococcus haemolyticus and Staphylococcus hominis.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;37(8):1539-1545. doi: 10.1007/s10096-018-3282-y.


Frickmann H, Schwarz NG, Hahn A, Ludyga A, Warnke P, Podbielski A.

Comparing a single-day swabbing regimen with an established 3-day protocol for MRSA decolonization control. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 May;24(5):522-527. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.08.022.


Neidhart S, Zaatreh S, Klinder A, Redanz S, Spitzmüller R, Holtfreter S, Warnke P, Alozie A, Henck V, Göhler A, Ellenrieder M, AbouKoura M, Divchev D, Gümbel D, Napp M, Steinhoff G, Nienaber C, Ekkernkamp A, Mittelmeier W, Güthoff C, Podbielski A, Stengel D, Bader R.

Predictors of colonization with Staphylococcus species among patients scheduled for cardiac and orthopedic interventions at tertiary care hospitals in north-eastern Germany-a prevalence screening study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Apr;37(4):633-641. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-3154-x.


Frickmann H, Köller T, Hagen RM, Ebert KP, Müller M, Wenzel W, Gatzer R, Schotte U, Binder A, Skusa R, Warnke P, Podbielski A, Rückert C, Kreikemeyer B.

Molecular Epidemiology of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Libyan and Syrian Patients with War Injuries in Two Bundeswehr Hospitals in Germany. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2018 Mar 7;8(1):1-11. doi: 10.1556/1886.2018.00002. eCollection 2018 Apr.


Frickmann H, Bachert S, Warnke P, Podbielski A.

Validated measurements of microbial loads on environmental surfaces in intensive care units before and after disinfecting cleaning. J Appl Microbiol. 2018 Mar;124(3):874-880. doi: 10.1111/jam.13675.


Geerdes-Fenge HF, Löbermann M, Warnke P, Zimpfer A, Reisinger EC.

Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy - Tuberculosis or Tularemia? Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2019 Sep;144(18):1276-1279. doi: 10.1055/a-0883-5649. Epub 2019 Sep 12. German.


Warnke P, Köller T, Kreikemeyer B, Barrantes I, Mach H, Podbielski A.

Molecular epidemiology study of a nosocomial Moraxella catarrhalis outbreak in a neurological rehabilitation unit. J Hosp Infect. 2019 Sep;103(1):27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.04.019.


Bast A, Dohmen PM, Podbielski A, Warnke P.

Rapid Microbiological Diagnostics from Explanted Heart Valves by a Multiplex PCR Assay. J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Jan 30;57(2). pii: e01575-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01575-18.


Frickmann H, Hahn A, Berlec S, Ulrich J, Jansson M, Schwarz NG, Warnke P, Podbielski A.

On the etiological relevance of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in superficial and deep infections – a hypothesis-forming, retrospective Assessment. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2019.


Lademann H, Bertsche A, Petzold A, Zack F, Büttner A, Däbritz J, Hauenstein C, Bahn E, Spang C, Reuter D, Warnke P, Ehler J.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis with Seizures and Myocarditis: A Fatal Triad. Medicina (Kaunas). 2020 Jun 4;56(6):277. doi: 10.3390/medicina56060277.


van Bonn SM, Schraven SP, Schuldt T, Heimesaat MM, Mlynski R, Warnke PC.

Chronic otitis media following infection by non-O1/non-O139 Vibrio cholerae: A case report and review of the literature. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2020 Aug 13;10(3):186-91. doi: 10.1556/1886.2020.00013. Online ahead of print.


Enz A, Kostuj T, Warnke P, Osmanski-Zenk K, Mittelmeier W, Klinder A.

Intraoperative damage to surgical gloves during various operations on the musculoskeletal system: a multicenter study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s00402-020-03594-1. Online ahead of print.


Higgins PG, Hagen RM, Podbielski A, Frickmann H, Warnke P.

Molecular Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Isolated from War-Injured Patients from the Eastern Ukraine. Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Sep 5;9(9):579. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9090579.


Reisinger EC, von Possel R, Warnke P, Geerdes-Fenge HF, Hemmer CJ, Pfefferle S, Löbermann M, Littmann M, Emmerich P.

[Screening of Mothers in a COVID-19 Low-Prevalence Region: Determination of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in 401 Mothers from Rostock by ELISA and Confirmation by Immunofluorescence]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020 Aug;145(17):e96-e100. doi: 10.1055/a-1197-4293. Epub 2020 Jun 22.


Enz A, Becker J, Warnke P, Prall F, Lutter C, Mittelmeier W, Klinder A.

Increased Diagnostic Certainty of Periprosthetic Joint Infections by Combining Microbiological Results with Histopathological Samples Gained via a Minimally Invasive Punching Technique. J Clin Med. 2020 Oct 20;9(10):3364. doi: 10.3390/jcm9103364.


F. Zack, P. Warnke, J. Manhart, A. Angeli, H. Nizze, J.O. Rudnick, I. Steinhagen, V. Kolbe, M. Hammer, A. Büttner

Enterokolitis als Ursache eines akuten unerwarteten Todes eines Orang-Utans in Zoohaltung. Rechtsmedizin 2020; doi.org/10.1007/s00194-020-00448-3.


Hahn A, Podbielski A, Heimesaat M, Frickmann H, Warnke P

Binary surrogate endpoints in clinical trials from the perspective of case definitions. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2021 Dec


Higgins PG, Hagen RM, Kreikemeyer B, Warnke P, Podbielski A, Frickmann H, Loderstädt U.

Molecular Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates from Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Mar 11;10(3):291. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10030291


Andreas Enz, Silke C Mueller, Philipp Warnke, Martin Ellenrieder, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Annett Klinder 

Periprosthetic Fungal Infections in Severe Endoprosthetic Infections of the Hip and Knee Joint-A Retrospective Analysis of a Certified Arthroplasty Centre of Excellence

J Fungi (Basel) 2021 May 21;7(6):404. doi: 10.3390/jof7060404


Sylvio Redanz, Andreas Enz, Andreas Podbielski, Philipp Warnke

Targeted Swabbing of Implant-Associated Biofilm Formation-A Staining-Guided Sampling Approach for Optimizing Routine Microbiological Diagnostics

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Jun 4;11(6):1038. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11061038


Skusa R, Skusa C, Wohlfarth M, Hahn A, Frickmann H, Weber MA, Podbielski A, Warnke P.

How to Handle CT-Guided Abscess Drainages in Microbiological Analyses? Sterile Vials vs. Blood Culture Bottles for Transport and Processing.

Microorganisms. 2021 Jul 14;9(7):1510. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9071510


Simon Junghans, Sebastian V. Rojas, Romy Skusa, Anja Püschel, Eberhard Grambow, Juliane Kohlen, Philipp Warnke, Jan Gummert and Justus Gross

Bacteriophages for the Treatment of Graft Infections in Cardiovascular Medicine

Antibiotics 2021, 10(12), 1446; doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10121446


Moritz K. Jansson, Kerstin Neuber, Henrik Rudolf, Andreas Podbielski, J. Christian Virchow, Philipp Warnke

Childhood BCG vaccination seems to selectively protect adult males from COVID-19 infection

Allergy 2021; doi:10.1111/all.15186

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