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Michaela Lackner

Michaela LACKNER logo-orcid
Assoz. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag.Dr.rer.nat. PhD

Tel.: +43 (0)512 9003-70725
E-Mail: michaela.lackner@i-med.ac.at


Biographical sketch

Microbiology studies at the Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria – Master and PhD in Mycology/Molecular Biology, Habilitation at the Medical University of Innsbruck for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology – Molecular Diagnostics – Fungal Taxonomy – Emerging Fungal Pathogens – Antifungal Resistance Epidemiology – Molecular Resistance Mechanisms


Current Position

Leader of the Mycology Research Group
Assistant Professor


Education

2002 Matura, BORG Innsbruck for natural sciences, Innsbruck, Austria
2005 BSc in Biology, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck, Austria
2007 MSc (Mag.rer.nat.) in Microbiology, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck, Austria with excellence
2010 PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) in Mycology and Molecular Biology, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck in collaboration with, Austria with excellence


Career History

present - 07/2019

Associated Professor at the HMM

12/2016

Habilitation (venia docendi) for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology (MUI)

10/2016

Assistenzprofessorin (Junior Professor tenure track) signing qualification criteria at the MUI

08/2016

A2 position contract (MUI)

since 2016

Leader of the Mycology Research Group

present - 2016

Co-investigator of OPATHY "From Omics to Patient: Improving Diagnostics of Pathogenic Yeasts" (Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action funded by the European Commission; Grant agreement no: 642095; PI: Lass-Flörl)

present - 2015

Co-investigator of Christian Doppler-Laboratory for fungal infections: avoid, find and treat (PI: Lass-Flörl)

09/2014-10/2016

Head of the Molecular Diagnostic Unit at HMM (MUI)

04/2011-08/2014

AspBIOmics (ERAnet FWF project number ZFI006560): PostDoc in the working group of Cornelia Lass-Flörl (Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Innsbruck Medical University, MUI, Austria)

07-11/2007

EU project: “Mould array” Collaboration with the working group of G.S. de Hoog (CBS)

12/2006-02/2007

Scientific exchange-project: J. Guarro (Universitat Rovira I Virgili-ES)

04-09/2006

Scientific assistant: FWF-project (P16289-BO3) Pseudallescheria boydii – a model for the evolution of the opportunistic fungi

Project

MUI Start 2017-01-08 MUI 2017

P32329 FWF Stand alone Characterization
of intrinsic azole resistance inmucormycetes
FWF 2019-2023

18-UOO-007-CSG Catalyst Seed Fund New Zealand
Tools for drug discovery from an ancient
fungal family                
  2018-2020


Awards

pfeil-klein.jpg ÖGIT award 2016 "Österreichischer Infektionspreis 2016"
pfeil-klein.jpg DMykG Forschungspreis 2017
pfeil-klein.jpg Poster price 2018 at the 8th Advances Against Aspergillosis
pfeil-klein.jpg Poster price 2019 at the Paul Ehrlich Gesellschaft



Publications

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Other activities

Functions in scientific societies

pfeil-klein.jpg Founder and president of the Young ISHAM (09/2009 - 06/2015)
pfeil-klein.jpg Convenor of the ISHAM working group of Nomenclature of Medical Fungi (present - 11/2012)
pfeil-klein.jpg Convenor (= Coordinator) of the ECMM-ISHAM
pfeil-klein.jpg working group on Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium infections
(present - 09/2010)
pfeil-klein.jpg Co-treasurer of the Austrian Society for Medical Mycology ÖGMM)
(present - 12/2012)
pfeil-klein.jpg ISHAM Council member with voting rights (06/2012 - 06/2015)


Conference committees:

pfeil-klein.jpg Member of scientific organisation committee ISHAM 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
pfeil-klein.jpg Member of the organisation committee ISHAM 2015, Melbourne, Australia
pfeil-klein.jpg Member of the organisation board Masterclass barcoding 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands
pfeil-klein.jpg Member of the local organisation committee 3rd International Workshop on Scedosporium Bonn, Germany
pfeil-klein.jpg Member of the DMykG scientific committee ISHAM 2012 in Berlin, Germany


Other non-scientific function at the Medical University of Innsbruck

pfeil-klein.jpg Substitute member of the "Liste Life Sciences - Mittelbau - Senat"
(present - 2013)
pfeil-klein.jpg Substitute member of the "Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen"
(present - 12/2015)
 

Teaching

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