Katja Sterflinger wechselt als Professorin an die Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Mit 1. Oktober 2020 wird Katja Sterflinger neue Leiterin des Instituts für Naturwissenschaften und Technologie in der Kunst und übernimmt damit

die Professur für Farbenlehre und Farbenchemie/Materialkunde.

Wir gratulieren ganz herzlich und wünschen Katja Sterflinger alles Gute für Ihre Zukunft!


ACBR Culture Collection

Our ACBR collection contains over 10 000 fungi and yeast strains, which can be bought, or we can preserve a strain for you. We also offer different services (morphological identification, molecular identification, (air) sampling in homes, viable cell counts). Please click the link below for further information.

Extremophiles: Ecology and Biotechnological Applications

Our work aims at elucidating and exploiting the molecular mechanisms at the base of stress survival in extremotolerant and extremophilic fungi. Cell survival to extreme life conditions strengthens the assumption of macromolecules and pathways, mostly still unknown, playing a major role in the organisms’ mechanisms of adaptation. As such, we see stress resistant organisms as an invaluable source of new molecules and bioactive compounds of great interest for biotechnology as well as for medical and cosmetic applications

Publications of this Research Group

New Publication

Shotgun proteomics reveals putative polyesterases in the secretome of the rock-inhabiting fungus Knufia chersonesos. (2020) Tesei, D; Quartinello, F; Guebitz, GM; Ribitsch, D; Nöbauer, K; Razzazi-Fazeli, E; Sterflinger, K. Sci Rep. 2020; 10: 9770. Published online 2020 Jun 17. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-66256-7

BOKU Story with Katja Sterflinger-Gleixner

A time travel story: metagenomic analyses decipher the unknown geographical shift and the storage history of possibly smuggled antique marble statues. (2019), Pinar, G; Poyntner, C; Tafer, H; Sterflinger, K. Annals of Microbiology Vol 69, p 1001-1021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13213-019-1446-3

ACBR Fungal Database

New Publication

Back to the Salt Mines: Genome and Transcriptome Comparisons of the Halophilic Fungus Aspergillus salisburgensis and Its Halotolerant Relative Aspergillus sclerotialis. (2019) Tafer, H; Poyntner, C; Lopandic, K; Sterflinger, K; Pinar, G. Genes 2019, 10(5), 381; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10050381