Curriculum vitae

Professional Career
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


Steinchen W, Lackner G, Yasmin S, Schrettl M, Dahse HM, Haas H, Hoffmeister D (2013) Bimodular peptide synthetase SidE produces fumarylalanine in the human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Appl Environ Microbiol 79, 6670-6676.
Graupner K, Scherlach K, Bretschneider T, Lackner G, Roth M, Gross H, Hertweck C (2012) Imaging mass spectrometry and genome mining reveal highly antifungal virulence factor of mushroom soft rot pathogen. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 51(52), 13173-13177.
Lackner G, Misiek M, Braesel J, Hoffmeister D (2012) Genome mining reveals the evolutionary origin and biosynthetic potential of basidiomycete polyketide synthases. Fungal Genet Biol 49, 996-991003.
Scherlach K, Busch B, Lackner G, Paszkowski U, Hertweck C (2012) Symbiotic cooperation in the biosynthesis of a phytotoxin. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 51(38), 9615-9618.
Silipo A, Leone MR, Lanzetta R, Parrilli M, Lackner G, Busch B, Hertweck C, Molinaro A (2012) Structural characterization of two lipopolysaccharide O-antigens produced by the endofungal bacterium Burkholderia sp. HKI-402 (B4). Carbohydr Res 347(1), 95-98.
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.