DI Dr.

Andreas Reisner

 

Portrait

Education / Career

1992 - 1998         Undergraduate Education, “Diplomingenieur” (Technical Chemistry) at Technical University of Graz, Austria

1999 - 2003         Ph.D. (Microbiology), Institute of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Graz, Austria

2003 - 2004         Post Doctoral Fellow, Molecular Microbial Ecology Group, Danish Technical University, Denmark

2004 - 2009         Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Graz, Austria

2009 - cont.        Lecturer for Biomedical Science at University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria

Peer-reviewed publications (present - 2002)

Nuk, M. R., A. Reisner and E. L. Zechner. 2011. The transfer operon of plasmid R1 extends beyond finO into the downstream replication genes. Plasmid 65: 150-158.

Nuk, M. R., A. Reisner, M. Neuwirth, K. Schilcher, R. Arnold, A. Jehl, T. Rattei and E. L. Zechner. 2011. Functional analysis of the finO distal region of plasmid R1. Plasmid 65: 159-168.

Reisner, A., and E. L. Zechner. 2007. Lateral mobility and expression of genes in microbial biofilms. In J. Anne and W. Streit (ed.), Understanding Biofilms and their importance in medicine, industry and environment. Springer. in press

Bjergbæk, L. A., J. A. Haagensen, A. Reisner, S. Molin, and P. Roslev. 2007. Effect of oxygen and growth medium on in vitro biofilm formation by Escherichia coli. Biofilms 3:1-10.

Reisner, A., B. M. Höller, S. Molin, and E. L. Zechner. 2006. Synergistic effects in mixed E. coli biofilms: conjugative plasmid transfer drives biofilm expansion. J. Bacteriol. 188:3582-3588.

Reisner, A., K. A. Krogfelt, B. Klein, E. L. Zechner, and S. Molin.  2006. In vitro biofilm formation of commensal and pathogenic E. coli strains: Impact of environmental and genetic factors. J. Bacteriol. 188:3572-3581. Contrib. Microbiol. 12:114-131.

Reisner, A., N. Hoiby, T. Tolker-Nielsen, and S. Molin. 2005. Microbial pathogenesis and biofilm development. Contrib. Microbiol. 12:114-131.

Sherlock, O., M. A. Schembri, A. Reisner, and P. Klemm. 2004. Novel Roles for the AIDA Adhesin from Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli: Cell Aggregation and Biofilm Formation. J. Bacteriol. 186:8058-8065.

Reisner, A., J. A. Haagensen, M. A. Schembri, E. L. Zechner, and S. Molin. 2003. Development and maturation of Escherichia coli K-12 biofilms. Mol. Microbiol. 48:933-946.

Reisner, A., S. Molin, and E. L. Zechner. 2002. Recombinogenic engineering of conjugative plasmids with fluorescent marker cassettes. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 42:251-259.

Glieder, A., Pressnig, M., Schmidt, A., Stanzer, T., Reisner, A., and Schwab, H. 2002 Cloning, expression and characterization of a new 2-Cl-propionic acid ester hydrolase from B. subtilis. J. Mol. Cat. B-Enzym. 19: 237-245.

International Invited Talks

Extent and consequences of conjugative plasmid transfer in E. coli surface communities (2008). 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; June 1-5, 2008; Boston, USA

International Scientific Talks (selected)

Synergistic effects in mixed E. coli biofilms: conjugative plasmid transfer drives biofilm expansion (2006). Biofilms II – Attachment and Detachment in Pure and Mixed Cultures; March 22-24, 2006; Leipzig, Germany

Biofilm formation of E. coli isolates in vitro: Comparative analysis and synergistic effects (2005). 1st CNFMI – Lessons from E. coli: from basic research to clinical aspects, Switzerland

Induction of E. coli Biofilm Formation by Derepressed IncF Plasmids: Characterization of the Induced Biofilm Architecture (2002). BAGECO 7 „ Bacterial Genetics and Ecology“, Bergen, Norway

Posters

Ejrnæs, K., A. Reisner, B. Lundgren, S. Ferry, S. Holm, T. Monsen, R. Lundholm, and N. Frimodt-Moller Phylogenetic groups, antibiotic susceptibility, biofilm formation and PFGE in Escherichia coli from community-acquired cystitis. 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, March 30th-April 3rd, 2007, Munich, Germany

Nuk, M., Andreas Reisner, and E.L. Zechner. Monitoring gene expression in a complex community. Plasmid Biology 2006, Philadelphia, USA

Reisner, A., B. M. Höller, S. Molin, and E. L. Zechner. Biofilm formation of E. coli isolates in vitro: Comparative analysis and synergistic effects 1st CNFMI- Lessons from E. coli: from basic research to clinical aspects, September 4th-8th, 2005, Villars-sur Ollon, Switzerland

Reisner A, K. A. Krogfelt, E. L. Zechner, and S. Molin. Development, maturation and horizontal gene transfer in Escherichia coli biofilms. Conference on Analysis of Microbial Cells at the Single Cell Level, May 26th-29th, 2005, Semmering, Austria

Reisner, A., K. A. Krogfelt, E. L. Zechner, and S. Molin. Biofilm formation of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates. 14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, May 1st–4th, 2004 Prague, Czech Republic

Reisner A, and S. Molin. Biofilm formation of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates. ASM Conference “Biofilms 2003”, November 1st-6th, 2003, Victoria, Canada

Reisner A, and S. Molin. Biofilm formation of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates. Workshop on “Finding the Way out: Protein Traffic in Bacteria”, October 20th-22nd, 2003, Madrid, Spain

Reisner A, and S. Molin. Biofilm formation of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates. Joint Annual Meeting of Austrian Life Science Organizations, September 21st-24th, 2003, Graz, Austria

Reisner, A., J. A. Haagensen, M. A. Schembri, E. L. Zechner, and S. Molin. Development and maturation of Escherichia coli K-12 biofilms. V. Annual Linz Winter Workshop on “Single Molecule Techniques in Biophysics and Drug Discovery”, January 31st-February 3rd, 2003, Linz, Austria

Reisner, A., S. Molin, and E. L. Zechner. In situ Monitoring of conjugative Gene Transfer among Surface-growing E. coli. EURESCO Conference “Biology of Type IV Secretion Processes”, September 7th-12th, 2001, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy

Reisner, A., S. Molin, and E. L. Zechner. Transient Induction of Transfer Gene Expression of Plasmid R1 in Donors and Transconjugants: Fact or Fiction? Plasmid Biology 2000, September 19th-25th, 2000, Prague, Czech Republic

Funding ID

2009 - cont. Austrian Science Fund, Stand-alone Project P21434-B18 “Biofilm formation and migration on urethral catheters” [299,639 €]

2003 - 2004 Austrian Science Fund, Schrödinger Fellowship J2250 “The significance of biofilm formation for commensalism and pathogenicity of Escherichia coli” [30,800 €]

2001 EU Concerted Action MECBAD research fellowships “Mechanisms of induction of conjugative DNA transfer” [2,800 €] and “Biofilm formation of E. coli in a flow cell system” [1,200 €]

Additional activities

Teaching appointments at University of Graz since 2001 (Link)

       Upcoming:

  • Bakteriologie und Bakteriengenetik (WS09)
  • Mikrobiologische Übungen (SS10)

Peer review assignments for international journals

Member

  • American Society for Microbiology (since 2003)
  • Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT /former ÖGGGT, since 1999)

Courses

Massenspektrometrie und molekulare Analytik (Master)
Biologische und Chemische Grundlagen | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150754101 Chemistry and stoichiometry 5 SWS 7 ECTS Wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150754105 Team management & social media 1 SWS 2 ECTS Molekulare Techniken und Life Sciences | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150754201 Methods of molecular biology and gene technology 3 SWS 5 ECTS Chromatographische und massenspektrometrische Techniken | Tutorial (Ue) | Coursecode: 150754203 Chromatographical and spectrometrical techniques 3 SWS 4 ECTS Wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 150754301 Design of experiments 1 SWS 2 ECTS Massenspektrometrie | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150754305 Special chapters of mass spectrometry 3 SWS 4 ECTS Molekulare Diagnostik, Therapie und Produktion | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150754310 Medical and environmental molecular diagnostics 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS Molekulare Diagnostik, Therapie und Produktion | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150754311 Gene therapy 2 SWS 3 ECTS Masterarbeit | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 150754401 Master thesis 0 SWS 26 ECTS Masterarbeit | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150754402 Master thesis seminar 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Biomedizinische Analytik (Bachelor)
Zellbiologische und Biochemische Grundlagen | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 170467104 Cell biology 2 SWS 3 ECTS Molekularbiologie und Genetik | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 170467407 Molecular biology and genetic engineering 2.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS Forschungsmethodologie + Dokumentation 1 | Work placement (BP) | Coursecode: 170467506 Bachelor project 1 0.33 SWS 4 ECTS Forschungsmethodologie + Dokumentation 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 170467507 Bachelor seminar 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS Forschungsmethodologie + Dokumentation 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 170467608 Bachelor seminar 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS