Zeilinger Susanne, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.

Susanne Zeilinger-Migsich,
Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.
Professor of Microbiology
Deputy Head of the Institute

Institute of Microbiology
Technikerstr. 25d
A-6020 Innsbruck

Mikrobiologie I, Viktor-Franz-Hess Haus, 6. Stock, Zimmer 6/01

Tel.: +43 512 507-51250
Fax: +43 512 507-2938
Mail: Susanne.zeilinger@uibk.ac.at

Research Areas

  • Molecular mycology
  • Microbial interactions and communication
  • Mycoparasitism and biocontrol
  • Fungal signal transduction
  • Fungal secondary metabolites and enzymes
  • Fungal gene regulation


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Selected Publications ›

Karlsson M, Atanasova L, Jensen DF, Zeilinger S. (2017) Necrotrophic mycoparasites and their genomes. Microbiol Spectr.5(2). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.FUNK-0016-2016. (http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/microbiolspec/10.1128/microbiolspec.FUNK-0016-2016)

Holzlechner M, Reitschmidt S, Gruber S, Zeilinger S, Marchetti-Deschmann M. (2016). Visualizing fungal metabolites during mycoparasitic interaction by MALDI mass spectrometry imaging. Proteomics.16(11-12):1742-6. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201500510.

Schmoll M, Dattenböck C, Carreras-Villaseñor N, Mendoza-Mendoza A, Tisch D, Alemán MI, Baker SE, Brown C, Cervantes-Badillo MG, Cetz-Chel J, Cristobal-Mondragon GR, Delaye L, Esquivel-Naranjo EU, Frischmann A, Gallardo-Negrete Jde J, García-Esquivel M, Gomez-Rodriguez EY, Greenwood DR, Hernández-Oñate M, Kruszewska JS, Lawry R, Mora-Montes HM, Muñoz-Centeno T, Nieto-Jacobo MF, Nogueira Lopez G, Olmedo-Monfil V, Osorio-Concepcion M, Piłsyk S, Pomraning KR, Rodriguez-Iglesias A, Rosales-Saavedra MT, Sánchez-Arreguín JA, Seidl-Seiboth V, Stewart A, Uresti-Rivera EE, Wang CL, Wang TF, Zeilinger S, Casas-Flores S, Herrera-Estrella A. (2016). The Genomes of Three Uneven Siblings: Footprints of the Lifestyles of Three Trichoderma Species. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev.80(1):205-327. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00040-15 (http://mmbr.asm.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=26864432)

Zeilinger S., Gupta V.K., Dahms T.E.S., Silva R.N., Singh H.B., Upadhyay R.S., Gomes E.V., Tsui C.K.M., Chandra Nayak S. (2015). FEMS Microbiology Reviews. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuv045

Zeilinger S. (2015). Peptaibiotics and Peptaibols of Fungi. In Gupta V.K., Sreenivasaprasad S., Mach R.L. (Eds.): Fungal Bio-molecules: sources, applications and recent developments. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-118-95829-2.

Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites- Volume I. (2014). Editors: Juan-Francisco Martín, Carlos García-Estrada, Susanne Zeilinger. Springer, ISBN 1493911902.

Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites- Volume II. Editors: Susanne Zeilinger, Carlos García-Estrada, Juan-Francisco Martín, Springer, ISBN 9781493925308,

Gruber, S. and Zeilinger, S. (2014). The transcription factor TaSte12 mediates the regulatory role of the Tmk1 MAP kinase in mycoparasitism and vegetative hyphal fusion in the filamentous fungus Trichoderma atroviride. PLosONE 9(10): e111636.

Zeilinger, S. and Gruber, S. (2014). Insights into signaling pathways of antagonistic Trichoderma species. In Gupta V.K. et al. (Eds): Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma, 1st Edition. Elsevier ISBN: 9780444595768; pp. 465-476.

Gruber, S., Omann, M. and Zeilinger, S. (2013). Comparative analysis of the repertoire of G protein-coupled receptors of three species of the fungal genus Trichoderma. BMC Microbiology 13: 108.

Crutcher, F. K., Parich, A., Schuhmacher, R., Mukherjee, P.K., Zeilinger, S., Kenerley, C.M. (2013). A putative terpene cyclase, vir4, is responsible for the biosynthesis of volatile terpene compounds in the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma virens. Fungal Genetics and Biology 56: 67-77.

Stoppacher, N., Neumann, N.K.N., Burgstaller, L., Zeilinger, S., Degenkolb, T., Brückner, H., and Schuhmacher, R. (2013). The Comprehensive Peptaibiotics Database. Chemistry & Biodiversity 10:734-43.

Karimi, R. A., Bok, J.W., Phatale, P.A., Smith,K.M., Baker, S.E., Lichius, A., Omann, M., Zeilinger S., Seiboth, B., Rhee, C., Keller, N.P., Freitag, M., Kubicek, C.P. (2013). Functional analyses of Trichoderma reesei LAE1 reveal conserved and contrasting roles of this regulator. G3 (Bethesda) 3(2): 369-378.

Zeilinger, S. and Schuhmacher, R. (2013). Volatile organic compounds from Trichoderma species. In Mukherjee, P.K., Horwitz B., Singh, U., Mukherjee, M., Schmoll, M. (Eds): Trichoderma – Biology and Applications, CABI (UK) ISBN: 9781780642475, pp. 110-127.

Kluger, B., Zeilinger, S., Wiesenberger, G., Schöfbeck, D., Schuhmacher, R. (2013). Detection and  identification of fungal microbial volatile organic compounds by HS-SPME-GC-MS. In Gupta, V.K., Tuohy, M., Ayychamy, M., Turner, K.M., O. Donovan A.  (Eds): Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology: Current Methods in Fungal Biology, Springer  ISBN: 978-1-4614-2355-3, pp. 455-466.

Omann, M., Lehner, S., Escobar-Rodriguez, C., Brunner, K., Stoppacher, N., and Zeilinger, S. (2012). The seven-transmembrane receptor Gpr1 governs host recognition and mycoparasitism in Trichoderma atroviride. Microbiology 158: 107-118.

Gruber, S., Omann, M., Escobar Rodrìguez, C., Radebner, T., and Zeilinger, S. (2012). Generation of Trichoderma atroviride mutants with constitutively activated G protein signaling by using geneticin as selection marker. BMC Research Notes 5: 641.

Mukherjee, M., Mukherjee, P.K., Horwitz, B., Zachow, C., Berg, G., and Zeilinger, S. (2012). Trichoderma-plant-pathogen interactions: advances in genetics of biological control. Indian Journal of Microbiology 52 (4): 522-529.

Druzhinina, I., Seidl-Seiboth, V., Herrera-Estrella, A., Horwitz, B.A., Kenerley, C.M., Monte, E., Mukherjee, P.K., Zeilinger, S., Grigoriev, I.V., and Kubicek, C.P. (2011). Trichoderma: the genomics of opportunistic success. Nature Reviews Microbiology 9(10): 749-759.

Kubicek, C.P., Herrera-Estrella, A., Seidl-Seiboth, V, Martinez, D.A.,  Druzhinina, I.S., Thon, M., Zeilinger, S., Casas-Flores, S., Horwitz, B.A.,  Mukherjee, P.K., Mukherjee, M., Kredics, L., Alcaraz, L.D., Aerts, A., Antal, Z., Atanasova, L., Cervantes-Badillo, M.G., Challacombe, J., Chertkov, O., McCluskey, K., Coulpier, F., Deshpande, N., von Doehren, H., Ebbole, D.J., Esquivel-Naranjo, E.U., Fekete, E., Flipphi, M., Glaser, F.,Gomez-Rodriguez, E.Y., Gruber, S., Han, C., Hnerissat, B., Hermosa, R., Hernandez-Onate, M., Karaffa, L., Kosti, I., LeCrom, S., Lindquist, E., Lucas, S., Lubeck, M., Lubeck, P.S., Margeot, a., Metz, B., Misra, M., Nevalainen, H., Omann, M., Packer, N., Perrone, G., Uresti-Rivera, E.E., Salamov, A., Schmoll, M., Seiboth, B., Shapiro, H., Sukno, S., Tamayo-Ramos, J.A., Tisch, D., Wiest, A., Wilkinson, H.H., Zhang, M., Couthino, P.M., Kenerley, C.M., Monte, E., Maker, S.E., and Grigoriev, I.V. (2011). Comparative genome sequence analysis underscores mycoparasitism as the ancestral life style of Trichoderma. Genome Biology 12:R40

Stoppacher, N., Kluger, B., Zeilinger, S., Krska, R., and Schuhmacher, R. (2010). Detection and identification of volatile metabolites of the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma atroviride by HS-SPME-GC-MS. Journal of Microbiological Methods 81(2): 187-193.

Brunner, K., Omann, M., Pucher, M. E., Delic, M., Lehner, S., Domnanich, P., Kratochwill, K., Druzhinina, I., Denk, D., and Zeilinger, S. (2008). Trichoderma G protein-coupled receptors: genome analysis and functional characterization of a cAMP receptor-like protein from Trichoderma atroviride. Current Genetics 54(6):283-299.

Stoppacher, N., Zeilinger, S., Omann, M., Lassahn, P.-G., Roitinger, A., Krska, R., and Schuhmacher, R. (2008). Characterisation of the peptaibiome of the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma atroviride P1 by LC-MS/MS. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 22 (12): 1889-1898

Reithner, B., Schuhmacher, R., Stoppacher, N., Pucher, M., Brunner, K., and Zeilinger, S. (2007). Signaling via the Trichoderma atroviride mitogen-activated protein kinase Tmk1 differentially affects mycoparasitism and plant protection. Fungal Genetics and Biology 44: 1123-1133

Zeilinger, S., Reithner, B., Scala, V., Peissl, I., Lorito, M., and Mach, R.L. (2005). Signal transduction by Tga3, a novel G protein a subunit of Trichoderma atroviride. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(3): 1591-1597

Zeilinger, S., Schmoll, M., Pail, M., Mach, R.L., and Kubicek, C.P. (2003). Nucleosome transactions on the Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei) cellulase promoter cbh2 associated with cellulase induction. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 270: 46-55

Mach, R.L. and Zeilinger, S. (2003). Regulation of gene expression in industrial fungi: Trichoderma. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 60(5): 515-522

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