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Amsel D, Vilcinskas A, Billion A (2017) Evaluation of high-throughput isomiR identification tools: illuminating the early isomiRome of Tribolium castaneum. BMC Bioinformatics, 18 (1) , 359.
Baumann A, Skaljac M, Lehmann R, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2017) Urate Oxidase produced by Lucilia sericata medical maggots is localized in Malpighian tubes and facilitates allantoin production Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 83 , 44-53.
Berger A, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A, Schöller M (2017) Evaluating the combination of a parasitoid and a predator for biological control of seed beetles (Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) in stored beans. Journal of Stored Product Research, 74 , 22-26.
Bingsohn L, Knorr E, Billion A, Narva KE, Vilcinskas A (2017) Knockdown of genes in the Toll pathway reveals new lethal RNA interference targets for insect pest control Insect Molecular Biology, 26 (1) , 92-102.
Bolouri Moghaddam MR, Gross T, Becker A, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2017) The selective antifungal activity of Drosophila melanogaster metchnikowin reflects the species-dependent inhibition of succinate–coenzyme Q reductase. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08407-x.
Elseberg C, Leber J, Weidner T, Czermak P (2017) The Challenge of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Expansion: Current and Prospective Answers InTech Open,
Grau T, Brandt A, DeLeon S, Meixner MD, Strauß JF, Joop G, et al (2017) A Comparison of Wolbachia Infection Frequencies in Varroa With Prevalence of Deformed Wing Virus J Insect Sci , 17 (3)
Grau T, Vilcinskas A, Joop G (2017) Sustainable farming of the mealworm Tenebrio molitor for the production of food and feed. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C,
Grein TA, Weidner T, Czermak P (2017) Concepts for the Production of Viruses and Viral Vectors in Cell Cultures InTech Open,
Heitmueller M, Billion A, Dobrindt U, Vilcinskas A, Mukherjee K (2017) Epigenetic mechanisms regulate innate immunity against uropathogenic and commensal-like Escherichia coli in the surrogate insect model Galleria mellonella Infection and Immunity,
Häcker I, Harrell II RA, Eichner G, Pilitt KL, O’Brochta DA, Handler AM, Schetelig MF (2017) Cre/lox-Recombinase-Mediated Cassette Exchange for Reversible Site-Specific Genomic Targeting of the Disease Vector, Aedes aegypti Scientific Reports, 7: 43883
Luna-Ramirez K, Tonk M, Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A (2017) Bioactivity of Natural and Engineered Antimicrobial Peptides from Venom of the Scorpions Urodacus yaschenkoi and U. manicatus. Toxins, 9 (1) , 22.
Mukherjee K, Grizanova E, Chertkova E, Lehmann R, Dubovskiy I, Vilcinskas A (2017) Experimental evolution of resistance against Bacillus thuringiensis in the insect model host Galleria mellonella results in epigenetic modifications. Virulence, 19 , 1-13.
Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A (2017) The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium robertsii communicates with the insect host Galleria mellonella during infection Virulence, Nov 23 , 0.
Niedek D, Schuler SMM, Eschmann C, Wende RC, Seitz A, Keul F, Schreiner PR (2017) Synthesis of Enantioenriched Phthalide and Isoindolinone Derivatives from 2-Formylbenzoic Acid. Synthesis, 49 (2) , 371-382.
Sprick G, Weidner T, Salzig D, Czermak P (2017) Baculovirus-induced recombinant protein expression in human mesenchymal stromal stem cells: A promoter study. New Biotechnology, 39 (B) , 161-166.
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A (2017) The Medical Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides from Insects. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 17 (5) , 554-575.
Will T, Schmidtberg H, Skaljac M, Vilcinskas A (2017) Heat shock protein 83 plays pleiotropic roles in embryogenesis, longevity, and fecundity of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. Development Genes and Evolution, 227 (1) , 1-9.


Al Souhail Q, Hiromasa Y, Rahnamaeian M, Giraldo MC, Takahashi D, Valent B, Vilcinskas A, Kanost MR (2016) Characterization and regulation of expression of an antifungal peptide from hemolymph of an insect, Manduca sexta. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 61 , 258–268.
Beckert A, Wiesner J, Schmidtberg H, Lehmann R, Baumann A, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2016) Expression and characterization of a recombinant i-type lysozyme from the harlequin ladybird beetle Harmonia axyridis. Insect Molecular Biology, 25 (3) , 202–215 .
Bingsohn L, Knorr E, Vilcinskas A (2016) The model beetle Tribolium castaneum can be used as an early warning system for transgenerational epigenetic side effects caused by pharmaceuticals. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, 185–186 , 57–64.
Busse N, Czermak P (2016) Role and application of versatile peroxidase (VP) for utilizing lignocellulose in biorefineries. , in Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies, Gupta VK, Tuohy MG (Eds.) Springer: Heidelberg, Accepted
Busse N, Fuchs F, Kraume M, Czermak P (2016) Treatment of enzyme-initiated delignification reaction mixtures with ceramic ultrafiltration membranes: Experimental investigations and modeling approach. Separation Science and Technology, 51 (9) , 1546–1565.
Busse N, Kraume M, Czermak P (2016) Optimal permeate flux for an enzymatic oxidation of technical lignins in a membrane reactor. Separation Science and Technology, Accepted
Cabezas-Cruz A, Tonk M, Bouchut A, Pierrot C, Pierce RJ, Kotsyfakis M, Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A, Khalife J, Valdés JJ (2016) Antiplasmodial Activity Is an Ancient and Conserved Feature of Tick Defensins. Frontiers in Microbiology, , 1-12.
Degenkolb T, Götze L, von Döhren H, Vilcinskas A, Brückner H (2016) Sequences of stilboflavin C: Towards the peptaibiome of the filamentous fungus Stilbella (= Trichoderma) flavipes. Journal of Peptide Science, 22 , 517-524.
Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A (2016) Metabolites from nematophagous fungi and nematicidal natural products from fungi as an alternative for biological control. Part I: metabolites from nematophagous ascomycetes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100 (9) , 3799–3812.
Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A (2016) Metabolites from nematophagous fungi and nematicidal natural products from fungi as alternatives for biological control. Part II: metabolites from nematophagous basidiomycetes and non-nematophagous fungi. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100 (9) , 3813–3824.
Fan R, Ebrahimi M, Quitmann H, Aden M, Czermak P (2016) An Innovative Optical Sensor for the Online Monitoring and Control of Biomass Concentration in a Membrane Bioreactor System for Lactic Acid Production. Sensors, 16 (3) , 1–12.
Fan R, Ebrahimi M, Quitmann H, Czermak P (2016) Lactic acid production in a membrane bioreactor system with thermophilic Bacillus coagulans: online monitoring and process control using an optical sensor. Separation Science and Technology, Accepted
Franta Z, Vogel H, Lehmann R, Rupp O, Goesmann A, Vilcinskas A (2016) Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Five Major Classes of Potentially Therapeutic Enzymes Secreted by Lucilia sericata Medical Maggots. BioMed Research International, 2016 , 1–27.
Genç H, Schetelig MF, Nirmala X, Handler AM (2016) Germline transformation of the olive fruit fly, (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae) with a piggyBac transposon vector Turkish Journal of Biology, 40 , 845-855.
Grein TA, Leber J, Blumenstock M, Petry F, Weidner T, Salzig D, Czermak P (2016) Multiphase mixing characteristics in a microcarrier-based stirred tank bioreactor suitable for human mesenchymal stem cell expansion. Process Biochemistry, 51 (9)
Joop G, Vilcinskas A (2016) Coevolution of parasitic fungi and insect hosts. Zoology, in press
Kanost MR, Arrese EL, Cao X, Chen YR, Chellapilla S, Goldsmith MR, Grosse-Wilde E, Heckel DG, Herndon N, Jiang H, Papanicolaou A, Qu J, Soulages JL, Vogel H, Walters J, Waterhouse RM, Ahn SJ, Almeida FC, An C, Aqrawi P, Bretschneider A, Bryant WB, Bucks S, Chao H, Chevignon G, Christen JM, Clarke DF, Dittmer NT, Ferguson LCF, Garavelou S, Gordon KHJ, Gunaratna RT, Han Y, Hauser F, He Y, Heidel-Fischer H, Hirsh A, Hu Y, Jiang H, Kalra D, Klinner C, König C, Kovar C, Kroll AR, Kuwar SS, Lee SL, Lehman R, Li K, Li Z, Liang H, Lovelace S, Lu Z, Mansfield JH, McCulloch KJ, Mathew T, Morton B, Muzny DM, Neunemann D, Ongeri F, Pauchet Y, Pu LL, Pyrousis I, Rao XJ, Redding A, Roesel C, Sanchez-Gracia A, Schaack S, Shukla A, Tetreau G, Wang Y, Xiong GH, Traut W, Walsh TK, Worley KC, Wu D, Wu W, Wu YQ, Zhang X, Zou Z, Zucker H, Briscoe AD, Burmester T, Clem RJ, Feyereisen R, Grimmelikhuijzen CJP, Hamodrakas SJ, Hansson BS, Huguet E, Jermiin LS, Lan Q, Lehman HK, Lorenzen M, Merzendorfer H, Michalopoulos I, Morton DB, Muthukrishnan S, Oakeshott JG, Palmer W, Park Y, Passarelli AL, Rozas J, Schwartz LM, Smith W, Southgate A, Vilcinskas A, Vogt R, Wang P, Werren J, Yu XQ, Zhou JJ, Brown SJ, Scherer SE, Richards S, Blissard GW (2016) Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in press
Köster N, Schmiermund A, Grubelnig S, Leber J, Ehlicke F, Czermak P, Salzig D (2016) Single-Step RNA Extraction from Different Hydrogel-Embedded Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Quantitative Reverse Transcription–Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods, 22 (6) , 552–560.
Moghaddam MB, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2016) The insect-derived antimicrobial peptide metchnikowin targets Fusarium graminearum β(1,3)-glucanosyltransferase Gel1, which is required for the maintenance of cell wall integrity. Biological Chemistry,
Moghaddam MR, Tonk M, Schreiber C, Salzig D, Czermak P, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2016) The potential of the Galleria mellonella innate immune system is maximized by the co–presentation of diverse antimicrobial peptides. Biological Chemistry, epub ahead of print
Mukherjee K, Baudach A (2016) Epigenetic Control of Polyphenism in Aphids. , in Biology and Ecology of Aphids, Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 89–99. CRC Press:
Papanicolaou A, Schetelig MF, Arensburger P, Atkinson PW, Benoit JB, Bourtzis K, Castañera P, Cavanaugh JP, Chao H, Childers C, Curril I, Dinh H, Doddapaneni H, Dolan A, Dugan S, Friedrich M, Gasperi G, Geib S, Georgakilas G, Gibbs RA, Giers SD, Gomulski LM, González-Guzmán M, Guillem-Amat A, Han Y, Hatzigeorgiou AG, Hernández-Crespo P, Hughes DS, Jones JW, Karagkouni D, Koskinioti P, Lee SL, Malacrida AR, Manni M, Mathiopoulos K, Meccariello A, Murali SC, Murphy TD, Muzny DM, Oberhofer G, Ortego F, Paraskevopoulou MD, Poelchau M, Qu J, Reczko M, Robertson HM, Rosendale AJ, Rosselot AE, Saccone G, Salvemini M, Savini G, Schreiner P, Scolari F, Siciliano P, Sim SB, Tsiamis G, Ureña E, Vlachos IS, Werren JH, Wimmer EA, Worley KC, Zacharopoulou A, Richards S, Handler AM (2016) The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species. Genome Biology, 17 (1) , 1-17.
Pöppel AK, Kahl M, Baumann A, Wiesner J, Gökçen A, Beckert A, Preissner KT, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2016) A Jonah-like chymotrypsin from the therapeutic maggot Lucilia sericata plays a role in wound debridement and coagulation. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 70 , 138–147.
Rahnamaeian M, Cytryńska M, Zdybicka-Barabas A, Vilcinskas A (2016) The functional interaction between abaecin and pore-forming peptides indicates a general mechanism of antibacterial potentiation. Peptides, 78 , 17–23.
Salzig D, Leber J, Merkewitz K, Lange MC, Köster N, Czermak P (2016) Attachment, Growth, and Detachment of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Chemically Defined Medium. Stem Cells International, 2016 (ID 5246584) , 1–10.
Schetelig MF, Targovska A, Meza JS, Bourtzis K, Handler AM (2016) Tetracycline-suppressible female lethality and sterility in the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens. Insect Molecular Biology, 25 (4) , 500-508.
Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2016) The ontogenesis of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. , Biology and Ecology of Aphids (Eds.) , 14–51. Vilcinskas A: CRC Press
Schwirz J, Fischbach M, Vilcinskas A, Fischer R, Schetelig MF (2016) Monitoring data and future control possibilities for Drosophila suzukii in Germany. In: Proceedings of the 9th Int Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, , 310-322.
Skaljac M (2016) Bacterial Symbionts of Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). , in Biology and Ecology of Aphids, Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 100–126. CRC Press:
Spohner SC, Schaum V, Quitmann H, Czermak P (2016) Kluyveromyces lactis: An emerging tool in biotechnology. Journal of Biotechnology, 222 , 104–116.
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A (2016) The Medical Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides from Insects. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 16 , epub ahead of print.
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2016) Insect antimicrobial peptides: potential tools for the prevention of skin cancer. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100 (17) , 7397-7405.
Ur Rehman A, Kovacs Z, Ebrahimi M, Quitmann H, Czermak P (2016) Enzymatic production of fructo-oligosaccharides from inexpensive and abundant substrates using a membrane reactor system. Separation Science and Technology, 51 (9) , 1537–1545.
Vogel H, Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2016) Comparative transcriptomics in three ladybird species supports a role for immunity in invasion biology. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 67
Wende RC, Seitz A, Niedek D, Schuler SMM, Hofmann C, Becker J, Schreiner PR (2016) The Enantioselective Dakin–West Reaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55 (8) , 2719–2723.
Wiesner J, Ziemann C, Hintz M, Reichenberg A, Ortmann R, Schlitzer M, Fuhst R, Timmesfeld N, Vilcinskas A, Jomaa H (2016) FR-900098, an antimalarial development candidate that inhibits the non-mevalonate isoprenoid biosynthesis pathway, shows no evidence of acute toxicity and genotoxicity. Virulence, epub ahead of print
Wohde M, Bartz JO, Böhm L, Hartwig C, Keil BM, Martin K, Düring RA (2016) Automated thin-film microextraction coupled to a flow-through cell: somewhere in between passive and active sampling. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, , 1-10.


Alachraf MW, Wende RC, Schuler SMM, Schreiner PR, Schrader W (2015) Functionality, Effectiveness, and Mechanistic Evaluation of a Multicatalyst-Promoted Reaction Sequence by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Chemistry – A European Journal, 21 (45) , 16203–16208.
Awungacha-Lekelefac C, Busse N, Herrenbauer M, Czermak P (2015) Photocatalytic based degradation processes of lignin derivatives Photochemistry Reviews, , 1–18.
Baumann A, Lehmann R, Beckert A, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2015) Selection and Evaluation of Tissue Specific Reference Genes in Lucilia sericata during an Immune Challenge PLoS One, 10 (8) , 1–16.
Beckert A, Wiesner J, Baumann A, Pöppel AK, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2015) Two c-type lysozymes boost the innate immune system of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 49 (2) , 303–312.
Bhandari DR, Schott M, Römpp A, Vilcinskas A, Spengler B (2015) Metabolite localization by atmospheric pressure high-resolution scanning microprobe matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging in whole-body sections and individual organs of the rove beetle Paederus riparius. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407 (8) , 2189–2201.
Bolouri Moghaddam MR, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2015) Cooperative interaction of antimicrobial peptides with the interrelated immune pathways in plants. Molecular Plant Pathology,
Chaverri P, Branco-Rocha F, Jaklitsch WM, Gazis RO, Degenkolb T, Samuels GJ (2015) Systematics of the Trichoderma harzianum species complex and the reidentification of commercial biocontrol strains. Mycologia, 107 (3) , 558–590.
Degenkolb T, Nielsen KF, Dieckmann R, Branco-Rocha F, Chaverri P, Samuels GJ, Thrane U, von Döhren H, Vilcinskas A, Brückner H (2015) Peptaibol, secondary metabolite, and hydrophobin pattern of commercial biocontrol agents formulated with species of the Trichoderma harzianum complex. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 12 (4) , 662–684.
Druzinec D, Salzig D, Kraume M, Czermak P (2015) Micro-bubble Aeration in Turbulent Stirred Bioreactors: Coalescence Behavior in Pluronic F68 Containing Cell Culture Media Chemical Engineering Science, 126 , 160–168.
Eisenhardt M, Dobler D, Schlupp P, Schmidts T, Salzig M, Vilcinskas A, Salzig D, Czermak P, Keusgen M, Runkel F (2015) Development of an insect metalloproteinase inhibitor drug carrier system for application in chronic wound infections Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology , 67 (11) , 1481-1491.
Elseberg CL, Salzig D, Czermak P (2015) Bioreactor expansion of human mesenchymal stem cells according to GMP requirements Stem Cells and Good Manufacturing Practices , 1283 in Methods in Molecular Biology, Turksen K (Eds.) , 199–218. Springer: Berlin Heidelberg
Fan R, Ebrahimi M, Quitmann H, Czermak P (2015) Lactic acid production in a membrane bioreactor system with thermophilic Bacillus coagulans: Fouling analysis of the used ceramic membranes. Separation Science and Technology, 50 (14) , 2177–2189.
Knorr E, Schmidtberg H, Arslan D, Bingsohn L, Vilcinskas A (2015) Translocation of bacteria from the gut to the eggs triggers maternal transgenerational immune priming in Tribolium castaneum. Biology Letters, 11 (12) , 1–5.
Kuhn J, Müller H, Salzig D, Czermak P (2015) A new method for a rapid glycerol determination during microbial fermentation Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 18 (3) , 252–255.
Mika N, Zorn H, Rühl M (2015) Prolyl-specific peptidases for applications in food protein hydrolysis. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99 (19) , 7837–7846.
Mukherjee K, Twyman RM, Vilcinskas A (2015) Insects as models to study the epigenetic basis of disease Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 118 (1–2) , 69–78.
Müller H, Salzig D, Czermak P (2015) Considerations for the process development of insect-derived antimicrobial peptide production Biotechnology Progress, 31 (1) , 1–11.
Neumann NKN, Stoppacher N, Zeilinger S, Degenkolb T, Brückner H, Schuhmacher R (2015) The Peptaibiotics Database - A Comprehensive Online Resource. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 12 (5) , 743–751.
Nirmala X, Schetelig MF, Zimowska GJ, Zhou L, Handler AM (2015) Pro-apoptotic gene regulation and its activation by gamma-irradiation in the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa. Apoptosis, 20 (1) , 1–9.
Nollmann FI, Heinrich AK, Brachmann AO, Morisseau C, Mukherjee K, Casanova-Torres ÁM, Strobl F, Kleinhans D, Kinski S, Schultz K, Beeton ML, Kaiser M, Chu YY, Phan Ke L, Thanwisai A, Bozhüyük KA, Chantratita N, Götz F, Waterfield NR, Vilcinskas A, Stelzer EH, Goodrich-Blair H, Hammock BD, Bode HB (2015) A photorhabdus natural product inhibits insect juvenile hormone epoxide hydrolase. Chembiochem, 16 (5) , 766–771.
Pöppel AK, Vogel H, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2015) Antimicrobial Peptides Expressed in Medicinal Maggots of the Blow Fly Lucilia sericata Show Combinatorial Activity against Bacteria. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, 59 (5) , 2508–2514.
Rafaluk C, Gildenhard M, Mitschke A, Telschow A, Schulenburg H, Joop G (2015) Rapid evolution of virulence leading to host extinction under host-parasite coevolution BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15:112 , 1–10.
Rafaluk C, Jansen G, Schulenburg H, Joop G (2015) When experimental selection for virulence leads to loss of virulence Trends in Parasitology, 31 (9) , 426–434.
Rahnamaeian M, Cytryńska M, Zdybicka-Barabas A, Dobslaff K, Wiesner J, Twyman RM, Züchner T, Sadd BM, Regoes RR, Schmidt-Hempel P, Vilcinskas A (2015) Insect antimicrobial peptides show potentiating functional interactions against Gram-negative bacteria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282 (1806) , 1–10.
Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A (2015) Short antimicrobial peptides as cosmetic ingredients to deter dermatological pathogens. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,
Shen T, Morlock G, Zorn H (2015) Production of cyathane type secondary metabolites by submerged cultures of Hericium erinaceus and evaluation of their antibacterial activity by direct bioautography. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, 2 (8) , 1–7.
Spohner SC, Müller H, Quitmann H, Czermak P (2015) Expression of enzymes for the usage in food and feed industry with Pichia pastoris. Journal of Biotechnology, 202 , 118–134.
Spohner SC, Zahn D, Schaum V, Quitmann H, Czermak P (2015) Recombinant α-L-rhamnosidase from Aspergillus terreus in selective trimming of α-L-rhamnose from steviol glycosides Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 122 , 248–254.
Tonk M, Cabezas-Cruz A, Valdés JJ, Rego ROM, Grubhoffer L, Estrada-Peña A, Vilcinskas A, Kotsyfakis M, Rahnamaeian M (2015) Ixodes ricinus defensins attack distantly-related pathogens. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 53 (2) , 358–365.
Tonk M, Knorr E, Cabezas-Cruz A, Valdés JJ, Kollewe C, Vilcinskas A (2015) Tribolium castaneum defensins are primarily active against Gram-positive bacteria. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 132 , 208–215.
Vilcinskas A (2015) Pathogens as Biological Weapons of Invasive Species PLoS Pathogens, 11 (4) e1004714
Weiss K, Gerstenberger J, Salzig D, Mühlebach MD, Cichutek K, Pörtner P, Czermak P (2015) Oncolytic measles viruses produced at different scales under serum-free conditions Engineering in Life Sciences, 15 (4) , 425–436.
Zhuk TS, Goldmann M, Hofmann J, Pohl JCS, Zorn H (2015) Preparative aerobic oxidations with basidiomycetous enzymes: CH-functionalization of adamantane. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 122 , 87–92.


Cierpka K, Mika N, Lange MC, Zorn H, Czermak P, Salzig D (2014) Cell detachment by prolyl-specific endopeptidase from Wolfiporia cocos American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 10 (1) , 14–21.
Degenkolb T, Schöller M, Vilcinskas A (2014) Beeinträchtigung von Vorräten und Lebensmitteln durch tierische Schädlinge sowie pilzliche und bakterielle Erreger. Teil 2: Pilzliche und bakterielle Kontaminanten. ErnährungsUmschau, 61 (5) , S17–S22.
Dehghan S, Sadeghi M, Pöppel A, Fischer R, Lakes-Harlan R, Kavousi HR, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2014) Differential inductions of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and chalcone synthase during wounding, salicylic acid treatment, and salinity stress in safflower, Carthamus tinctorius Bioscience Reports, 34 (3) , 273–282.
Druzinec D, Weiss K, Elseberg C, Salzig D, Kraume M, Pörtner R, Czermak P (2014) Process analytical technology (PAT) in insect and mammalian cell culture processes: dielectric spectroscopy and focused beam reflectance measurement (FBRM) Methods in Molecular Biology, 1104 , 313–341.
Gasch T, Vilcinskas A (2014) The chemical defense in larvae of the earwig Forficula auricularia Journal of Insect Physiology, 67 , 1–8.
Gilles J, Schetelig MF, Scolari F, Marec F, Capurro ML, Franz G, Bourtzis K (2014) Towards mosquito sterile insect technique programmes: Exploring genetic, molecular, mechanical and behavioural methods of sex separation in mosquitoes. Acta Tropica, 132S , S178–S187.
Grein TA, Michalsky R, Czermak P (2014) Virus separation by membranes Methods in Molecular Biology, 1104 , 459–491.
Gökçen A, Vilcinskas A, Wiesner J (2014) Biofilm-degrading enzymes from Lysobacter gummosus. Virulence, 5 (3) , 378–387.
Handler AM, Schetelig MF (2014) Tephritid Fruit Fly Transgenesis and Applications. , in Transgenic Insects: Techniques and Applications, Benedict, MQ (Eds.) , 117–137. CABI : Wallingford
Hokanson KE, Dawson WO, Handler AM, Schetelig MF, St Leger RJ (2014) Not all GMOs are crop plants: non-plant GMO applications in agriculture. Transgenic Research, 23 (6) , 1057–1068.
Joop G,Vilcinskas A (2014) Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Immunity , in Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology, Hoffmann KH (Eds.) , 271–290. CRC Press:
Kleofas V, Sommer L, Fraatz MA, Zorn H, Rühl M (2014) Fruiting body production and aroma profile analysis of Agrocybe aegerita cultivated on different substrates Natural Resources, 5 (6) , 233–240.
Kovacs Z, Benjamins E, Grau K, Ur Rehman A, Ebrahimi M , Czermak P (2014) Recent Developments in Manufacturing Oligosaccharides with Prebiotic Functions Biotechnology of Food and Feed Additives, 143 in Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Zorn H, Czermak P (Eds.) , 257–295. Springer : Berlin Heidelberg
Meza JS, Díaz-Fleischer F, Sánchez-Velásquez LR, Zepeda-Cisneros CS, Handler AM, Schetelig MF (2014) Fitness cost implications of phiC31-mediated site-specific integrations in target-site strains of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) PLoS One, 9 (10) e109690 , 1–10.
Meza JS, Schetelig MF, Zepeda-Cisneros CS, Handler AM (2014) Male-specific Y-linked transgene markers to enhance biologically-based control of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) BMC Genetics, 15 Suppl 2:S4 , 1-7.
Mika N, Gorshkov V, Spengler B, Zorn, H, Rühl M (2014) Characterization of novel insect associated peptidases for hydrolysis of food proteins European Food Research and Technology, 240 (2) , 431–439.
Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A (2014) Development and immunity-related microRNAs of the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella. BMC Genomics, 15 (705) , 1–12.
Nirmala X, Schetelig MF, Zimowska GJ, Zhou L, Handler AM (2014) Pro-apoptotic gene regulation and its activation by gamma-irradiation in the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspense Apoptosis, 20 (1) , 1–9.
Oppermann T,Leber J, Elseberg C, Salzig D, Czermak P (2014) hMSC production in disposable bioreactors in compliance with cGMP guidelines and PAT American Pharmaceutical Review,
Pöppel AK, Koch A, Kogel KH, Vogel H, Kollewe C, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2014) Lucimycin, an antifungal peptide from the therapeutic maggot of the common green bottle fly Lucilia sericata Biological Chemistry, 395 (6) , 649–656.
Röhrich CR, Jaklitsch WM, Voglmayr H, Iversen A, Vilcinskas A, Nielsen KF, Thrane U, von Döhren H, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2014) Front line defenders of the ecological niche! Screening the structural diversity of peptaibiotics from saprotrophic and fungicolous Trichoderma/Hypocrea species. Fungal Diversity, 69 (1) , 117–146.
Schöller M, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A (2014) Beeinträchtigung von Vorräten und Lebensmitteln durch tierische Schädlinge sowie pilzliche und bakterielle Erreger. Teil 1: Tierische Schädlinge. ErnährungsUmschau, 61 (3) , S9–S12.
Scolari F, Yuval B, Gomulski LM, Schetelig MF, Gabrieli P, Bassetti F, Wimmer EA, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2014) Polyandry in the medfly – shifts in paternity mediated by sperm stratification and mixing. BMC Genetics, 15 Suppl 2:S10 , 1–8.
Tonk M, Cabezas-Cruz A, Valdés JJ, Rego R, Chrudimská T, Strnad M., Šíma R, Bell-Sakyi L, Franta Z, Vilcinskas A, Grubhoffer L, Rahnamaeian M (2014) Defensins from the tick Ixodes scapularis are effective against phytopathogenic fungi and the human bacterial pathogen Listeria grayi Parasites & Vectors, 7:554 , 1–8.
Vilcinskas A, Schmidtberg H (2014) Der Asiatische Marienkäfer als Modell - invasiv durch biologische und chemische Waffen. Biologi in unserer Zeit, 44 (6) , 386–391.
Vilcinskas A, Schmidtberg H, Estoup A, Tayeh A, Facon B, Vogel H (2014) Evolutionary ecology of microsporidia associated with the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis Insect Science, 22 (3) , 313–324.
Yang Y, Fear J, Hu J, Haecker I, Zhou L, Renne R, Bloom D, McIntyre LM (2014) Leveraging biological replicates to improve analysis in ChIP-seq experiments. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 9 (13) , 1–10.


Bhandari DR, Shen T, Römpp A, Zorn H, Spengler B (2013) Analysis of cyathane type diterpenoids from Cyathus striatus and Hericium erinaceus by high-resolution MALDI MS imaging Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406 (3) , 695–704.
Bosse AK, Fraatz MA, Zorn H (2013) Formation of complex natural flavors by biotransformation of apple pomace with basidiomycetes Food Chemistry, 141 (3) , 2952–2959.
Busse N, Wagner D, Kraume M, Czermak P (2013) Reaction kinetics of versatile peroxidase for the degradation of lignin compounds American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 9 (4) , 365–394.
Cierpka K, Elseberg CL, Knut N, Kassem M, Salzig D, Czermak P (2013) hMSC production in disposable bioreactors with regards to GMP and PAT Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 85 (1-2) , 67–75.
Druzinec D, Salzig D, Brix A, Kraume M, Vilcinskas A, Kollewe C, Czermak P (2013) Optimization of Insect Cell Based Protein Production Processes - Online Monitoring, Expression Systems, Scale-Up Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 136 , 65–100.
Fraatz MA, Rühl M, Zorn H (2013) Food and Feed Enzymes , 143 in Biotechnology of food and feed additives. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Czermak P, Zorn H (Eds.) , 229–256. Springer: Heidelberg
Gasch T, Schott M, Wehrenpfennig C, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A (2013) Multifunctional weaponry: The chemical defenses of earwigs. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59 (12) , 1186–1193.
Gebauer E, Goßla E, Kwas C, Salzig D, Schmiermund A, Czermak P, Fuchsbauer HL (2013) Identification of transglutaminase substrates from porcine nucleus pulposus as potential amplifiers in cross-linking cell scaffolds Biomacromolecules, 14 (5) , 1564–1571.
Grein TA, Zoltan K, Ebbrahimi M, Michalsky R, Czermak P (2013) Membrane supported virus separation from biological solutions Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 85 (8) , 1183–1192.
Gökçen A, Vilcinskas A, Wiesner J (2013) Methods to identify enzymes that degrade the main extracellular polysaccharide component of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms. Virulence, 4 (3) , 260–270.
Kollewe C, Vilcinskas A (2013) Production of recombinant proteins in insect cells. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 9 (3) , 255–271.
Kovacs Z, Benjamins E, Grau K, Rehman AU, Ebrahimi M, Czermak P (2013) Recent Developments in Manufacturing Oligosaccharides with Prebiotic Functions Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 143 , 257–295.
Li J, Lehmann S, Weißbecker B, Ojeda Naharros I, Schütz S, Joop G, Wimmer EA (2013) Odoriferous defensive stink gland transcriptome to identify novel genes necessary for quinone synthesis in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. PLoS Genetics 9(7), e1003596
Mika N, Zorn H, Rühl M (2013) Insect derived enzymes – a treasure for white biotechnology and food biotechnology , in Yellow Biotechnology II. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 1-17. Springer: Heidelberg
Ngwa CJ, Scheuermayer M, Mair GR, Kern S, Brügl T, Wirth CC, Aminake MN, Wiesner J, Fischer R, Vilcinskas A, Pradel G (2013) Changes in the transcriptome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum during the initial phase of transmission from the human to the mosquito. BMC Genomics, 14:256 , 1–21.
Quitmann H, Fan R, Czermak P (2013) Acidic organic compounds in beverage, food and feed production Biotechnology of Food and Feed Additives, 143 in Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Zorn H, Czermak P (Eds.) , 91–141. Springer : Berlin Heidelberg
Röhrich CR, Vilcinskas A, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2013) The Sequences of the Eleven-Residue Peptaibiotics Suzukacillins B. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 10 (5) , 827–837.
Sadeghi M, Dehghan S, Fischer R, Wenzel U, Vilcinskas A, Reza Kavousi H, Rahnamaeian M (2013) Isolation and characterization of isochorismate synthase and cinnamate 4-hydroxylase during salinity stress, wounding and salicylic acid treatment in Carthamus tinctorius Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8 (11) e27335
Salzig D, Schmiermund A, Grace PP, Elseberg C, Weber C, Czermak P (2013) Enzymatic detachment of therapeutic mesenchymal stromal cells grown on glass carriers in a bioreactor The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, 7 , 147–158.
Schetelig MF, Handler AM (2013) Germline transformation of the spotted wing drosophilid, Drosophila suzukii, with a piggyBac transposon vector. Genetica, 141 (4-6) , 189−193.
Schetelig MF, Handler AM (2013) Y-linked markers for improved population control of the tephritid fruit fly pest, Anastrepha suspensa. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 136 , 123-133.
Schindler T, Mika N, Zorn H, Rühl M (2013) Characterization of insect associated ligninolytic enzymes for the industrial biotechnology. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, 19 , 31–35.
Schmidtberg H, Röhrich CR, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2013) A switch from constitutive chemical defense to inducible innate immune responses in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Biology Letters, 9 (3) 20130006
Schott M, Wehrenfennig C, Gasch T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A (2013) A Portable Gas Chromatograph with Simultaneous Detection by Mass Spectrometry and Electroantennography for the Highly-Sensitive In Situ Measurement of Volatiles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405 (23) , 7457–7467.
Schott M, Wehrenfennig C, Gasch T, Vilcinskas A (2013) Insect antenna-based biosensors for in situ detection of volatiles. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 136 , 101-122.
Vilcinskas A, Mukherjee K, Vogel H (2013) Expansion of the antimicrobial peptide repertoire in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , 280 (1750) , 1–9.
Vilcinskas A, Stoecker K, Schmidtberg H, Röhrich CR, Vogel H (2013) Invasive harlequin ladybird caries biological weapons against native competitors. Science, 340 (6134) , 862–863.
Vilcinskas A, Stoecker K, Schmidtberg H, Röhrich CR, Vogel H (2013) Response to comments on "Invasive harlequin ladybird carries biological weapons against native competitors". Science, 341 (6152) , 1342.
Wehrenfennig C, Schott M, Gasch T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A, Kohl CD (2013) On-Site Airborne Pheromone Sensing. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry , 405 (20) , 6389-6403.
Wehrenfennig C, Schott M, Gasch T, Meixner D, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A, Kohl CD (2013) An approach to sense pheromone concentration by pre-concentration and gas sensors. Physica Status Solidi (A) 210, 405 (20) , 932–937.
Weiss K, Salzig D, Röder Y, Gerstenberger J, Mühlebach MD, Cichutek K, Pörtner R, Czermak P (2013) Influence of process conditions on measles virus stability American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 9 (3) , 243–254.
Will T, Vilcinskas A (2013) Aphid-Proof Plants: Biotechnology-Based Approaches for Aphid Control. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, in Yellow Biotechnology II. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 179–203. Springer: Heidelberg
Zarkani AA, Stein E, Röhrich CR, Schikora M, Evguenieva-Hackenberg E, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A, Klug G, Kogel KH, Schikora A (2013) Homoserine lactones influence the reaction of plants to rhizobia International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14 (8) , 17122–17146.


Behnam F, Vilcinskas A, Wagner M, Stoecker K (2012) A Straightforward DOPE (Double Labeling of Oligonucleotide Probes)-FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) method for simultaneous multicolor detection of six microbial populations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78 (15) , 5138-5142.
Dobson AJ, Johnston PR, Vilcinskas A, Rolff J (2012) Identification of immunological expressed sequence tags in the mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58 (2) , 1556–1561.
Elseberg CL, Justice C, Leber J, Salzig D, Wallrapp C, Kraume M, Kassem M, Czermak P (2012) Microcarrier-based expansion process for hMSCs with high vitality and undifferentiated characteristics. The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 35 (2) , 93–107.
Freitak D, Knorr E, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2012) Gender- and stressor-specific microRNA expression in Tribolium castaneum. Biology Letters, 8 (5) , 860-863.
Grein T, Michalsky R, Vega Lopez M, Czermak P (2012) Purification of a recombinant baculovirus of AcMNPV by ion exchange membrane chromatography Journal of Virological Methods, 183 (2) , 117-124.
Koch A, Khalifa W, Langen G, Vilcinskas A, Kogel KH, Imani J (2012) The antimicrobial peptide thanatin reduces fungal infection in Arabidopsis. Journal of Phytopathology, 160 (10) , 606–610.
Mukherjee K, Fischer R, Vilcinskas A (2012) Histone acetylation mediates epigenetic regulation of transcriptional reprogramming in insects during metamorphosis, wounding and infection. Frontiers in Zoology , 9 (1) , 25.
Paulen R, Foley G, Fikar M, Kovacs Z, Czermak P (2012) Optimal feeding strategy of diafiltration buffer in batch membrane processes Journal of Membrane Science, 411–412 , 160–172.
Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A (2012) Defense gene expression is potentiated in transgenic barley expressing antifungal peptide metchnikowin throughout powdery mildew challenge. Journal of Plant Research, 125 (1) , 115–124.
Roman A, Vatai G, Ittzes A, Kovacs Z, Czermak P (2012) Modeling of diafiltration processes for demineralization of acid whey: an empirical approach Journal of Food Process Engineering, 35 (5) , 708–714.
Röhrich CR, Iversen A, Jaklitsch WM, Voglmayr H, Berg A, Dörfelt H, Thrane U, Vilcinskas A, Nielsen KF, von Döhren H, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2012) Hypopulvins, novel peptaibiotics from the polyporicolous fungus Hypocrea pulvinata, are produced during infection of its natural hosts. Fungal Biology, 116 (2) , 1219-1231.
Röhrich CR, Ngwa CJ, Wiesner J, Schmidtberg H, Degenkolb T, Kollewe C, Fischer R, Pradel G, Vilcinskas A (2012) Harmonine, a defence compound from the harlequin ladybird, inhibits mycobacterial growth and demonstrates multi-stage antimalarial activity. Biology Letters, 8 (2) , 308–311.
Wehrenfennig C, Schott M, Gasch T, Sauerwald T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A, Kohl CD (2012) Laboratory characterization of metal-oxide sensors intended for in situ analyses of pheromones – SOMMSA approach. Physica Status Solidi (A), 209 , 935-939.
Weiss K, Salzig D, Mühlebach MD, Cichutek K, Pörtner R, Czermak P (2012) Key parameters of measles virus production for oncolytic virotherapy. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 8 (2) , 81-98.


Degenkolb T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A (2011) Secondary metabolites released by the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides: chemical analyses and possible ecological functions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37(7), , 724-735.
Freimark D, Sehl C, Weber C, Hudel K, Czermak P, Hofmann N, Spindler R, Glasmacher B (2011) Systematic parameter optimization of a Me2SO- and serum-free cryopreservation protocol for human mesenchymal stem cells. Cryobiology, 63 (2) , 67–75.
Justice C, Brix A, Freimark D, Kraue M, Pfromm P, Eichenmueller B, Czermak P (2011) Process Control in Cell Culture Technology Using Impedance Spectroscopy. Biotechnology Advances, 29 (4) , 391–401.
Justice CL, Leber J, Freimark D, Pino Grace P, Kraume M, Czermak P (2011) Online- and offline- monitoring of stem cell expansion on microcarrier Cytotechnology, 63 (4) , 325–335.
Kirsch R, Vogel H, Muck A, Pasteels J, Vilcinskas A, Boland W (2011) To be or not to be convergent in salicin-based defense in chrysomeline leaf beetle larvae: evidence from Phratora vitellinae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1722), , 3225-3232.
Lehtovirta-Morley L, Stoecker K, Vilcinskas A, Prosser J, Nicol G (2011) Cultivation of an obligate acidophilic ammonia oxidizer from a nitrifying acid soil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(38), , 15892-15897.
Paulen R, Fikar M, Kovacs Z, Czermak P (2011) Process optimization of diafiltration with time-dependent water adding for albumin production Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 50, , 815-821.
Paulen R, Foley G, Fikar M, Kovacs Z, Czermak P (2011) Minimizing the process time for ultrafiltration/diafiltration under gel polarization conditions J Membrane Sci 380, , 148-154.
Salzig D, Schmiermund A, Gebauer E, Fuchsbauer HL, Czermak P (2011) Influence of porcine intervertebral disc matrix on stem cell differentiation Journal of Functional Biomaterials 2, , 155-172.
Salzig D, Schmiermund A, Gebauer E, Fuchsbauer L, Czermak P (2011) Influence of porcine nucleus pulposus extract on differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells for intervertebral disc regeneration Biomaterialien 12, , 197.
Schierling A, Schott M, Dettner K, Seifert K (2011) Biosynthesis of the Defensive Alkaloid (Z)-3-(2-Methyl-1-butenyl)pyridine in Stenus similis Beetles Journal of Natural Products, 74 , 2231−2234.
Vilcinskas A (2011) Insects emerge as valuable model hosts to explore virulence. Virulence 2(5), , 376-378.
Vogel H, Badapanda C, Vilcinskas A (2011) Identification of immunity-related genes in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides by suppression subtractive hybridization. Insect Molecular Biology 20(6), , 787-800.


Czermak P, Catapano G (2010) You can look (but you better not touch) - Bioengineering and Imaging the international Journal o Artificial Organs, 33 (4) , 191-192.
Ehlicke F, Freimark D, Heil B, Dorresteijn A, Czermak P (2010) Intervertebral Disc Regeneration: Influence of growth factors on differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) Int J Artif Organs, , 244-252.
Feimark D, Ehlicke F, Czermak P (2010) The need of imaging methods for bioengineering of three dimensional cell cultures Int J Artif Organs, , 193-197.
Fikar M, Kovacs Z, Czermak P (2010) Dynamic optimization of batch diafiltration processes Journal of Membrane Science 355, , 168-174.
Freimark D, Grace PP, Weber C, Pohl S, Poertner R, Wallrapp C, Geigle P, Czermak P (2010) Use of encapsulated stem cells to overcome the bottleneck of cell availability for cell therapy approaches Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy 37, , 66-73.
Michalsky R, Passarelli AL, Sorensen CM, Pfromm PH, Czermak P (2010) Concentration of the Baculovirus Autographa californica M Nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) by Ultrafiltration Desalination 250, , 1125-1127.
Weber C, Pohl S, Poertner R, Grace PP, Freimark D, Wallrapp C, Geigle P, Czermak P (2010) Production process for stem cell-based therapeutic implants - Expansion of the production cell line and cultivation of encapsulated cells Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology 123, , 143-162.
Weber C, Sehl C, Grein T, Hudel K, Geigle P, Czermak P (2010) Konservierung von zelltherapeutischen Produkten – Einfrieren nach GMP GIT Laborfachzeitschrift, , 768-770.
Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2010) Antimicrobial peptides: the ancient arm of the human immune system. Virulence, 1 (5) , 440–464.
Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2010) Therapeutic potential of antimicrobial insect peptides. , in Insect Biotechnology , Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 29–65. Springer: Dordrecht