Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Infection biology of Lichtheimia corymbifera
  • Influence of endosymbiotic bacteria on the natural product potential of Conidiobolus coronatus
  • Evolution of the pathogenicity of zygomycetes
Professional Career
Since 2010 Head of the Jena Microbial Resource Collection (JMRC), an incorporated institution of the HKI and the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU Jena) based at the Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll-Institute
2005-2010 Academic Council (A13, Institute for Microbiology, FSU Jena), Head of the Pilz-Referenz-Zentrum at the University Jena
1999-2005 Assistant (C1), Institute for Microbiology, FSU Jena
1998-1999 Visiting scientist, USDA, ARS, NCAUR Peoria IL, USA, funded through a postdoc fellowship of the DFG
1995-1998 Head of the group plant pathology, FSU Jena
2003 Habilitation and venia legendi in microbiology, FSU Jena
1995 Dr. rer. nat. in microbiology, „summa cum laude“ FSU Jena and University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
1992 Diploma in molecular biology/biotechnology at the University Szeged/Ungarn
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2013 Editor, special edition: mycoses
2012 Editor, special edition: persoonia
2011 CBS-visiting tutor: CBS-biodiversity course, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS Biodiversity Centre) Utrecht, Netherlands
2011 DAAD-visting tutor: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mycological Key Laboratories, Herbarium and Mycological Centre, Beijing, China
2011 Travel grants from the DAAD for the participation in the Asian Mycological Congress AMC10 (Seoul/Incheon, South Korea)
2011 Award of the Korean Mycological Association for an excellent poster presentation
2011 Member of the editorial board, Frontiers in Evolutionary and Population Genetics and MycoKeys
2010-2013 Member of the faculty council of the faculty of biology and pharmacy, FSU Jena
2010-2011 EmbaRC/EU-visiting scientist: CABI Bioservices Centre U.K. Egham and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Mycology Section, Great Britain
2010 Co-editor, molecular identification of fungi, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York
2010 AUMC-visiting tutor: Assiut University Mycological Center, Egypt
2009 Travel grants from the DAAD for the participation in the Asian Mycological Congress AMC9 (Taichung, Taiwan)
2009 DAAD-visiting tutor: National University of Education Taipei, Taiwan
2007-2010 Member of the council for equal opportunities issues (Beirat für Gleichstellungsfragen) at the FSU Jena, equal opportunities officer at the faculty for biology and pharmacy, FSU Jena
2007 CBS-visiting tutor: CBS-Medical Mycology Course, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS Biodiversity Centre) Utrecht, Netherlands
2004 Habilitation award from the FSU Jena
2003-2005 Member of the council of the FSU Jena
2003 Member of the editorial boards, Journal of Basic Microbiology
2003 Travel grants from the DFG for the participation in the XIV. Congress of European Mycologists
1999 Fellow at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within a postdoc programme
1996 Dissertation prize from the faculty of biology and pharmacy at the University Jena


Böttcher S, Hartung S, Meyer F, Rummler S, Voigt K, Walther G, Hochhaus A, von Lilienfeld-Toal M, Jahreis S (2021) Human mucosal-associated invariant T cells respond to Mucorales species in a MR1-dependent manner. Med Mycol 59(5), 505-509.
Bulatov T, Gensel S, Mainz A, Dang T, Koller T, Voigt K, Ebeling J, Wilson D, Genersch E, Süssmuth R (2021) Total synthesis and biological evaluation of paenilamicins from the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae. J Am Chem Soc [Accepted]
Erdenetsogt U, Nadmid S, Paetz C, Dahse HM, Voigt K, Gotov C, Boland W, Dagvadorj E (2021) New guaianolide sesquiterpene lactones and other constituents from Pyrethrum pulchrum. Planta Med ,
Hassan MIA, Keller M, Hillger M, Binder U, Reuter S, Herold K, Telagathoti A, Dahse HM, Wicht S, Trinks N, Nietzsche S, Deckert-Gaudig T, Deckert V, Mrowka R, Terpitz U, Saluz HP, Voigt K (2021) The impact of episporic modification of Lichtheimia corymbifera on virulence and interaction with phagocytes. Comput Struct Biotechnol J 19, 880-896.
Nguyen TTT, Voigt K, Santiago ALCMA, Kirk PM, Lee HB (2021) Discovery of novel Backusella (Backusellaceae, Mucorales) isolated from invertebrates and toads in Cheongyang, Korea. J Fungi (Basel) 7(7), 513.
Otgon O, Nadmid S, Paetz C, Dahse HM, Voigt K, Bartram S, Boland W, Dagvadorj E (2021) Chromane Derivatives from Underground Parts of Iris tenuifolia and Their In Vitro Antimicrobial, Cytotoxicity and Antiproliferative Evaluation. Molecules 26(21),
Stanford FA, Matthies N, Cseresnyés Z, Figge MT, Hassan MIA, Voigt K (2021) Expression patterns in reductive iron assimilation and functional consequences during phagocytosis of Lichtheimia corymbifera, an emerging cause of mucormycosis. J Fungi (Basel) 7(4), 272.
Voigt K, James TY, Kirk PM, Santiago ALCMA, Waldman B, Griffith GW, Fu M, Radek R, Strassert JFH, Wurzbacher C, Jerônimo GH, Simmons DR, Seto K, Gentekaki E, Hurdeal VG, Hyde KD, Nguyen TTT, Lee HB (2021) Early-diverging fungal phyla: taxonomy, species concept, ecology, distribution, anthropogenic impact, and novel phylogenetic proposals. Fungal Divers , 1-40. (Review)
Yu Y, Wolf AK, Thusek S, Heinekamp T, Bromley M, Krappmann S, Terpitz U, Voigt K, Brakhage AA, Beilhack A (2021) Direct visualization of fungal burden in filamentous fungus-infected silkworms. J Fungi (Basel) 7(2), 136.
Cseresnyes Z*, Hassan MIA*, Dahse HM, Voigt K, Figge MT; * shared first authors (2020) Quantitative impact of cell membrane fluorescence labeling on phagocytosis measurements in confrontation assays. Front Microbiol 11, 1193.