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., 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
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
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 €]
Teaching appointments at University of Graz since 2001 (Link)
- Bakteriologie und Bakteriengenetik (WS09)
- Mikrobiologische Übungen (SS10)
Peer review assignments for international journals
- American Society for Microbiology (since 2003)
- Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT /former ÖGGGT, since 1999)