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Ulrike Binder

Ulrike BINDER logo-orcid
Priv.-Doz. Mag.Dr.rer.nat. PhD

Tel.: +43 (0)512 9003-70748
E-Mail: ulrike.binder@i-med.ac.at


Biographical sketch

Studies of Microbiology and Molekular Biology at the Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria – Master and PhD in Microbiology – filamentous fungi, opportunistic human pathogens, antifungal peptides, calcium signaling, signaling pathways – antifungal agents and their mechanisms, alternative in vivo models, host pathogen interaction


Current Position

Senior Scientist
Post Doc


Education

2012 Diploma "CBS course on Medical Mycology"
2005 - 2009


Ph.D. degree at the Medical University Innsbruck. Topic: "Characterization of the toxicity of the Penicillium chrysogenum antifungal protein PAF" at the Biocenter, Division of Molecular Biology, Medical University Innsbruck

2003 - 2005 Master degree at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Topic: "Characterisation of antifungal proteins secreted by aspergilli"

1999 - 2005
   
Studies of Microbiology at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, Austria


Career History

01/2011 - to date Postdoctoral research fellow at the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology

03/2009 - 12/2010

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Division of Molecular Biology, Biocenter, Innsbruck Medical University
2017 Research visit at the Department of Fungal Genetics, University of Murcia, Spain


2015

Research visit at the Institute of Microbiology, CHUV Lausanne; Assoc.Prof. Dr. D. Sanglard. Training in molecular biological techniques to be applied in the Galleria mellonella model

2012


Research visit at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Department of Biology, Dr. Kevin Kavanagh; Topic: Suitability and adaptation of the alternative in vivo model Galleria mellonella for A. terreus and Mucorales

09/2009 & 05/2010

Research visit at the National Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Dr. M. Bencina. Topic: Influence of the antifungal protein PAF on Ca2+ homeostasis and cAMP/Pka signalling in Aspergillus niger

2008/2009

Two months research visit at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Prof. Dr. ND Read (Topic: The antifungal protein PAF disrupts calcium signalling in N. crassa)

2007

Two months study visit at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh. Prof. Dr. ND Read (Topic: The influence of antifungal proteins on the calcium signal transduction cascade and the calcium homeostasis in A. nidulans and N. crassa)

2006

Two months visit at St. John's University, Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Biotechnology, New York, Dr. D. Bartelt (Topic: "Measurement of the intracellular calcium concentration in Aspergillus nidulans expressing the recombinant photoprotein aequorin".)

06-10/2005

Internship at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Centre for Microbial Biotechnology, Copenhagen, Prof. Jens Nielsen. Training in "Expression of recombinant proteins in yeast"

Grants and fellowships


2017

EMBO short term fellowship to generate bioluminescent reporter strains in Mucorales (University of Murcia, Spain)
2012 - 2014 MUI-Start grant (2012092002): “Galleria mellonella as a host model to study invasive fungal infections due to Mucorales”, 2 years funding periode

2012 - ongoing

Gilead study grant “Galleria mellonella as a host model to study Mucorales infections and antifungal efficacy”
2008             EMBO short time fellowship and ÖFG travel grant to study the influence of the antifungal peptide PAF on calcium homeostasis in N. crassa (Edinburgh University)

2006, 2007
 

Scholarship “i-med Auslandsstipendium” to finance study visit at St. John`s University, New York (2006) and Edinburgh University, UK (2007) in order to study calcium homeostasis in Aspergillus sp.


Publications

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Other activities

Editorial Board
Medical Mycology (2017 - ongoing)

Section editor
Current Fungal Infection reports (CFIR); section: Advances in Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections (2012 - 2014)

Ad hoc reviewer

Journal of Fungi (MDPI)
Antimicrobials and Chemotherapie (ASM)
Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Springer)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (Springer)
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ASM)
Virulence (Tailor and Francies)
Microbial Pathogenesis (Elsevier)


Active membership at the

International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM)
Austrian Society for Medical Microbiology (ÖGMM)
Austrian Society of Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (ÖGHMP)
Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)


CBS course on Medical Mycology (2012)

Teaching

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