(2022) Diversification by CofC and control by CofD govern biosynthesis and evolution of coenzyme F420 and its derivative 3PG-F420. mBio 13(1), e03501-21.
|Since 2017||Research assistant, Leibniz-HKI Jena, Germany, funded through a Marie Sklodowska-Curie-Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018/2019 (European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program)|
|2016||Research assistant, University of Konstanz, Germany, funded through a Bridging Stipend for Post-Doc Studies (University of Konstanz)|
|2015||Research assistant, University of Konstanz, Germany, funded through a Stipend for Returning German Scientists (DAAD Bonn)|
|2015||Research assistant, Cawthron Institut Nelson, New Zealand|
|2011 - 2015||Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington and Cawthron Institut Nelson, New Zealand, funded through a Ph.D. Scholarship (Victoria University of Wellington)|
|2009 - 2011||MSc in Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, funded through an MSc Study Award (University of Waikato)|
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
|2021||Medac Research Prize (medac GmbH and Leibniz-HKI)|
|2020||Drug of the Year Award (Leibniz Foundation)|
|2019||Medac Research Prize (medac GmbH and Leibniz-HKI)|
|2018-2019||Marie Sklodowska-Curie-Postdoctoral Fellowship (European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program)|
|2016||Bridging Stipend for Post-Doc Studies (University of Konstanz)|
|2015||Stipend for Returning German Scientists (DAAD Bonn)|
|2015||Best Student Publication Award, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|2014||Best Student Talk, New Zealand Marine Science Annual Conference, Nelson, New Zealand|
(2022) Toxin-producing endosymbionts shield pathogenic fungus against micropredators. mBio 13(5), e0144022.
(2021) Bacterial endosymbionts protect beneficial soil fungus from nematode attack. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 118(37), e2110669118.
(2019) Metabolic pathway rerouting in Paraburkholderia rhizoxinica evolved long-overlooked derivatives of coenzyme F420. ACS Chem Biol 14(9), 2088-2094.
(2019) Cyclopropanol warhead in malleicyprol confers virulence of human- and animal-pathogenic Burkholderia species. Angew Chem Int Ed 58(40), 14129-14133.
(2017) Bilge water as a vector for the spread of marine pests: a morphological, metabarcoding and experimental assessment Biological Invasions 19(10), 2851-2867.
(2017) Development of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of the invasive Mediterranean fanworm, Sabella spallanzanii, in environmental samples. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 24(21), 17373-17382.
(2015) Detection of marine microalgal biotoxins using bioassays based on functional expression of tunicate xenobiotic receptors in yeast. Toxicon 95, 13-22.
(2015) Tunicate pregnane X receptor (PXR) orthologs: transcript characterization and natural variation. Mar Genomics 23, 99-9108.
(2014) Marine invertebrate xenobiotic-activated nuclear receptors: their application as sensor elements in high-throughput bioassays for marine bioactive compounds. Mar Drugs 12(11), 5590-5618.