Curriculum vitae

Professional Career
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)
2015 Best Student Publication Award, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2014 Best Student Talk, New Zealand Marine Science Annual Conference, Nelson, New Zealand


Hasan M, Schulze S, Berndt L, Palm G J, Braga D, Richter I, Last D, Lammers M, Lackner G# (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.
Richter I, Radosa S, Cseresnyés Z, Ferling I, Büttner H, Niehs SP, Gerst R, Figge MT, Hillmann F, Hertweck C (2022) Toxin-producing endosymbionts shield pathogenic fungus against micropredators. mBio 13(5), e0144022.
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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.
Trottmann F, Franke J, Richter I, Ishida K, Cyrulies M, Dahse HM, Regestein L, Hertweck C (2019) Cyclopropanol warhead in malleicyprol confers virulence of human- and animal-pathogenic Burkholderia species. Angew Chem Int Ed 58(40), 14129-14133.