Curriculum vitae

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang
2016 -today Junior Group Leader
2014 - 2016 PostDoc (Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship)
ETH Zurich (Jörn Piel)
Research focus: Genomics of uncultured natural product producers, biosynthesis of ribosomally produced small molecules
2011 - 2014 PostDoc
FSU Jena (Dirk Hoffmeister)
Research focus: Polyketide and nonribosomal peptide biosynthesis in mushrooms.
2006 - 2011 PhD student
HKI Jena (Christian Hertweck)
Research focus: Genomics of natural product-producing bacterial endosymbionts of fungi.
2001 - 2006 Studies of Biochemistry
FSU, Jena


Wackler B, Lackner G, Chooi YH, Hoffmeister D (2012) Characterization of the Suillus grevillei quinone synthetase GreA supports a nonribosomal code for aromatic α-keto acids. Chembiochem 13, 1798-1804.
Gee JE, Glass MB, Lackner G, Helsel LO, Daneshvar M, Hollis DG, Jordan J, Morey R, Steigerwalt A, Hertweck C (2011) Characterization of Burkholderia rhizoxinica and B. endofungorum isolated from clinical specimens. PLOS One 6(1), e15731.
Lackner G, Hertweck C (2011) Impact of endofungal bacteria on infection biology, food safety, and drug development. PLOS Pathog 7(6), e1002096.
Lackner G, Moebius N, Hertweck C (2011) Endofungal bacterium controls its host by an hrp type III secretion system. ISME J 5(2), 252-261.
Lackner G, Moebius N, Partida-Martinez L, Hertweck C (2011) Complete genome sequence of Burkholderia rhizoxinica, an endosymbiont of Rhizopus microsporus. J Bacteriol 193(3), 783-784.
Lackner G, Moebius N, Partida-Martinez LP, Boland S, Hertweck C (2011) Evolution of an endofungal lifestyle: Deductions from the Burkholderia rhizoxinica genome. BMC Genomics 12, 210.
Leone MR, Lackner G, Silipo A, Lanzetta R, Molinaro A, Hertweck C (2010) An unusual galactofuranose lipopolysaccharide that ensures the intracellular survival of toxin-producing bacteria in their fungal host. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 49(41), 7476-7480.
Lackner G, Möbius N, Scherlach K, Partida-Martinez LP, Winkler R, Schmitt I, Hertweck C (2009) Global distribution and evolution of a toxinogenic Burkholderia-Rhizopus symbiosis. Appl Environ Microbiol 75(9), 2982-2986.
Lackner G, Partida-Martinez LP, Hertweck C (2009) Endofungal bacteria as producers of mycotoxins. Trends Microbiol 17(12), 570-576.
Lackner G, Schenk A, Xu Z, Reinhardt K, Yunt ZS, Piel J, Hertweck C (2007) Biosynthesis of pentangular polyphenols: deductions from the benastatin and griseorhodin pathways. J Am Chem Soc 129(30), 9306-9312.