Curriculum vitae

  • heterologous expression of biosynthetic enzymes
  • knock-out studies on marine proteobacteria
  • studies on morphogenic compounds
Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2015-2018 Doctoral thesis in microbiology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University and the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
2012-2014 Master study in microbiology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
2009-2012 Bachelor study in biology at the Justuts-Liebig-University, Gießen
Auszeichnungen · Ämter · wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten
2019 VAAM Promotionspreis
2015-2018 International Max Planck Research School for „The Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques“
2018 Promotionsabschlussstipendium FAZIT Stiftung
2017 ProChance Grant of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena


Amiri Moghaddam J, Jautzus T, Alanjary M, Beemelmanns C (2021) Recent highlights of biosynthetic studies on marine natural products. Org Biomol Chem 19(1), 123-140. (Review)
Hölscher T, Schiklang T, Dragoš A, Dietel AK, Kost C, Kovács ÁT (2018) Impaired competence in flagellar mutants of Bacillus subtilis is connected to the regulatory network governed by DegU. Environ Microbiol Rep 10(1), 23-32.
Richter A, Hölscher T, Pausch P, Sehrt T, Brockhaus F, Bange G, Kovács ÁT (2018) Hampered motility promotes the evolution of wrinkly phenotype in Bacillus subtilis. BMC Evol Biol 18(1), 155.
Hölscher T, Kovács ÁT (2017) Sliding on the surface: bacterial spreading without an active motor. Environ Microbiol 19(7), 2537-2545.
Martin M, Dragoš A, Hölscher T, Maróti G, Bálint B, Westermann M, Kovács ÁT (2017) De novo evolved interference competition promotes the spread of biofilm defectors. Nat Commun 8, 15127.
Mhatre E, Sundaram A, Hölscher T, Mühlstädt M, Bossert J, Kovács ÁT (2017) Presence of Calcium Lowers the Expansion of Bacillus subtilis Colony Biofilms. Microorganisms 5(1),
Hölscher T, Dragoš A, Gallegos-Monterrosa R, Martin M, Mhatre E, Richter A, Kovács ÁT (2016) Monitoring Spatial Segregation in Surface Colonizing Microbial Populations. J Vis Exp (116),
Martin M, Hölscher T, Dragoš A, Cooper VS, Kovács ÁT (2016) Laboratory Evolution of Microbial Interactions in Bacterial Biofilms. J Bacteriol 198(19), 2564-2571.
Mhatre E, Troszok A, Gallegos-Monterrosa R, Lindstädt S, Hölscher T, Kuipers OP, Kovács ÁT (2016) The impact of manganese on biofilm development of Bacillus subtilis. Microbiology 162(8), 1468-1478.
Grau RR, de Oña P, Kunert M, Leñini C, Gallegos-Monterrosa R, Mhatre E, Vileta D, Donato V, Hölscher T, Boland W, Kuipers OP, Kovács ÁT (2015) A Duo of Potassium-Responsive Histidine Kinases Govern the Multicellular Destiny of Bacillus subtilis. MBio 6(4), e00581.