Lisa Kappel, PhD
Scientific researcherLisa Kappel

Institute of Microbiology
c/o FH Campus Wien
Muthgasse 11/2
A-1190 Vienna, AUSTRIA

Tel.: +43 (0)1 606 6877 3672
Fax: +43 (0)512 507 2928


Research Areas

  • Biopolymers: chitin and chitosan
  • Cell wall metabolism in filamentous fungi
  • Mycoparasitism and biocontrol
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Molecular mycology


  • NATS 2015 (FFG Bridge)

Other responsibilities

  • Lab organization and management
  • Supervision of Bachelor-, Master- and PhD students


List of publications ›

N-acetylglucosamine, the building block of chitin, inhibits growth of Neurospora crassa. (2017), Gaderer R, Seidl-Seiboth V, de Vries RP, Seiboth B, Kappel L. Fungal Genet Biol, 107: 1-11

A conserved inter-domain communication mechanism regulates the ATPase activity of the AAA-protein Drg1. (2017), Prattes M, Loibl M, Zisser G, Luschnig D, Kappel L, Rössler I, Grassegger M, Hromic A, Krieger E, Gruber K, Pertschy B, Bergler H. Sci Rep.7:44751. doi: 10.1038/srep44751.

Molecular and catalytic properties of fungal extracellular cellobiose dehydrogenase produced in prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems. (2017) Ma S, Preims M, Piumi F, Kappel L, Seiboth B, Record E, Kracher D and Ludwig R. Microb Cell Fact; 16 (37); doi: 10.1186/s12934-017-0653-5

Chitin and N-acetylglucosamine metabolism in fungi - a complex machinery harnessed for the design of chitin-based high value products. (2017), Gaderer R, Seidl-Seiboth V and Kappel L; Curr Biotechnol; 6, 178-193; doi: 10.2174/2211550105666160330205801

The N-acetylglucosamine catabolic gene cluster in Trichoderma reesei is controlled by the Ndt80-like transcription factor RON1. (2016), Kappel L, Gaderer R, Flipphi M, Seidl-Seiboth V; Mol Microbiol.; 99(4), 640–657 doi: 10.1111/mmi.13256

Molecular diversity of LysM carbohydrate-binding motifs in fungi. (2015), Akcapinar GB, Kappel L, Sezerman OU, Seidl-Seiboth V. Curr. Genet.; 61(2):103-13. doi: 10.1007/s00294-014-0471-9

Novel Plant Growth Regulators and Their Use in Modulating Organ Number. Sieberer T, Zwerger K, Kappel L, Huang W, Winter N and Ecker G, Applicant: Universität Wien, European Patent Application No. 14159940.7

The drug diazaborine blocks ribosome biogenesis by inhibiting the AAA-ATPase Drg1. (2014), Loibl M, Klein I, Prattes M, Schmidt C, Kappel L, Zisser G, Gungl A, Krieger E, Pertschy B, Bergler H. J Biol Chem.; 289(7):3913-22. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.536110

Rlp24 activates the AAA-ATPase Drg1 to initiate cytoplasmic pre-60S maturation. (2012), Kappel L, Loibl M, Zisser G, Klein I, Fruhmann G, Gruber C, Unterweger S, Rechberger G, Pertschy B, Bergler H. J Cell Biol.; 199(5):771-82. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201205021

Cytoplasmic recycling of 60S preribosomal factors depends on the AAA protein Drg1. (2007), Pertschy B, Saveanu C, Zisser G, Lebreton A, Tengg M, Jacquier A, Liebminger E, Nobis B, Kappel L, van der Klei I, Högenauer G, Fromont-Racine M, Bergler H. Mol Cell Biol.; 27(19):6581-92. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00668-07

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