Molecular mycology and mycoparasitism
Our research focuses on microbial interactions with a special emphasis on fungal mycoparasites. We investigate molecular details of gene regulation of the interaction partners and signal transduction processes involved in microbial communication and recognition processes. We further investigate fungal secondary metabolite production triggered by biotic and abiotic signals in efficient mycoparasitic biocontrol agents such as T. atroviride.
- Microbial interactions and communication
- Mycoparasitism and biocontrol
- Signal transduction and target gene identification/characterization
- Fungal Secondary Metabolism
- Microbial Molecular Biology
- Genetic transformation of bacteria and fungi
- Genome analysis and functional genomics
- Transcriptomics: RT-qPCR, microarray analyses, RNAseq
- Proteomics: enzyme kinetics, PAGE, protein-protein interaction studies
Atanasova et al. (2018) The Gpr1-regulated Sur7 family protein Sfp2 is required for hyphal growth and cell wall stability in the mycoparasite Trichoderma atroviride. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 13;8(1):12064. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30500-y
Lichius & Zeilinger (2019). Application of Membrane and Cell Wall Selective Fluorescent Dyes for Live-Cell Imaging of Filamentous Fungi. J Vis Exp. 2019 Nov 28;(153). doi: 10.3791/60613.
Speckbacher et al. (2020). The Trichoderma atroviride Strains P1 and IMI 206040 Differ in Their Light-Response and VOC Production. Molecules 25(1):208; DOI: 10.3390/molecules25010208
Univ. Prof. Dr. Susanne Zeilinger-Migsich
University of Innsbruck
Institute of Microbiology
Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck
GRUBER Sabine, Dr.
LICHIUS Alex, Dr.
MORENO Dubraska, MSc
SPECKBACHER Verena, MSc
SCHREINER Ulrike, technician
SEGRETO Rossana, Postdoc
GRÜNDLINGER Mario, Postdoc
FLATSCHACHER Daniel, MSc
EMBACHER Julia, MSc