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


Um S, Guo H, Thiengmag S, Benndorf R, Murphy R, Rischer M, Braga D, Poulsen M, de Beer ZW, Lackner G, Beemelmanns C (2021) Comparative genomic and metabolic analysis of Streptomyces sp. RB110 morphotypes illuminates genomic rearrangements and formation of a new 46-membered antimicrobial macrolide. ACS Chem Biol 16(9), 1482-1492.
Braga D, Hasan M, Kröber T, Last D, Lackner G (2020) Biosynthesis of the redox coenzyme F420 in Thermomicrobia involves reduction by standalone nitroreductase superfamily enzymes. Appl Environ Microbiol 86(12), e00457-20.
Lenz C, Wick J, Braga D, Garcia-Altares M, Lackner G, Hertweck C, Gressler M, Hoffmeister D (2020) Injury-triggered blueing reactions of Psilocybe "magic" mushrooms. Angew Chem Int Ed 59(4), 1450-1454.
Peña-Ortiz L, Graça AP, Guo H, Braga D, Köllner TG, Regestein L, Beemelmanns C, Lackner G (2020) Structure elucidation of the redox cofactor mycofactocin reveals oligo-glycosylation by MftF. Chem Sci 11, 5182-5190.
Peña-Ortiz L, Schlembach I, Lackner G, Regestein L (2020) Impact of oxygen supply and scale up on Mycobacterium smegmatis cultivation and mycofactocin formation. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 8(1399), 593781.
Braga D, Last D, Hasan M, Guo H, Leichnitz D, Uzum Z, Richter I, Schalk F, Beemelmanns C, Hertweck C, Lackner G (2019) Metabolic pathway rerouting in Paraburkholderia rhizoxinica evolved long-overlooked derivatives of coenzyme F420. ACS Chem Biol 14(9), 2088-2094.
Götze S, Arp J, Lackner G, Zhang S, Kries H, Klapper M, García-Altares M, Willing K, Günther M, Stallforth P (2019) Structure elucidation of the syringafactin lipopeptides provides insight in the evolution of nonribosomal peptide synthetases. Chem Sci 10(48), 10979-10990.
Stöckli M, Morinaka BI, Lackner G, Kombrink A, Sieber R, Margot C, Stanley CE, deMello AJ, Piel J, Künzler M (2019) Bacteria-induced production of the antibacterial sesquiterpene lagopodin B in Coprinopsis cinerea. Mol Microbiol 112(2), 605-619.
Brandenburger E, Braga D, Kombrink A, Lackner G, Gressler J, Künzler M, Hoffmeister D (2018) Multi-genome analysis identifies functional and phylogenetic diversity of basidiomycete adenylate-forming reductases. Fungal Genet Biol 112, 55-63.
Guo H, Schmidt A, Stephan P, Raguž L, Braga D, Kaiser M, Dahse HM, Weigel C, Lackner G, Beemelmanns C (2018) Precursor-directed diversification of cyclic tetrapeptidic pseudoxylallemycins. ChemBioChem 19(21), 2307-2311.