LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Andreas Vilcinskas

Prof. Dr.

Head of

  • Applied Entomology, University of Giessen
  • Project group "Bio-Ressources" at the Fraunhofer Institut for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME)

Phone: +49 641 972-19100

Email: andreas.vilcinskas@agrar.uni-giessen.de andreas.vilcinskas@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: A 300

Building: Fraunhofer IME - Neubau


Since 2014 Coordinator and spokesperson of the LOEWE Center for Insect Biotechnology
2011–2013 Coordinator and spokesperson of the LOEWE Priority Program for Insect Biotechnology
Since 2009 Head of the Fraunhofer project group 'Bioressources' at the Technology and Innovation Center Gießen (TIG)
2006–2013 Managing director of the Institute for Phytopathology and Applied Zoology at the Interdisziplinary Research Center (IFZ), JLU Gießen
Since 2011 W3-Research Professorship for Applied Entomology, JLU Gießen
2004–2011 C3-Professorship for Applied Entomology, JLU Gießen
1999–2004 Visiting professor, stand-in for Evolutionary Biology and Zoology, University of Potsdam
1998 Habilitation in Zoology (FU Berlin)
1994–1998 Junior Groupleader in Zoology, FU Berlin
1994 PhD
1992–1994 PhD student (NaFöG-stipend), Zoological Institute, FU-Berlin
1990–1991 Scientist at the Ministry of Fisheries, Berlin
1984–1990 Studies of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern and FU-Berlin (Diploma)

Research Interests

The Applied Entomology Working Group carries out research in the areas of insect immunology, chemical ecology and interactions between pest insects and their host plants. This research provides insight into the biology of harmful insects and facilitates the development of new pest control strategies.

The Bioresources Project Group focuses on the sustainable use of diverse organisms for the development of new protein and chemical lead structures, and innovative strategies for their application in the fields of medicine, pest management and industrial biotechnology.


Amsellem L, Brouat C, Duron O, Porter SS, Vilcinskas A, Facon B (in press) Importance of Microorganisms to Macroorganisms Invasions: Is the Essential Invisible to the Eye? (The Little Prince, A. de Saint-Exupéry, 1943) Advances in Ecological Research, 57 , 99-146.
Skaljac M, Vogel H, Wielsch N, Mihajlovic S, Vilcinskas A (Forthcoming 2019) Transmission of a protease-secreting bacterial symbiont among pea aphids via host plants. Frontiers in Physiology,
Cifuentes Y, Glaeser SP, Mvie J, Bartz J-O, Müller A, Gutzeit HO, Vilcinskas A, Kämpfer P (2020) The gut and feed residue microbiota changingduring the rearing ofHermetia illucenslarvae. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 113 , 1323-1344.
Cytrynska M, Rahnamaeian M, Zdybicka-Barabas A, Dobslaff K, Züchner T, Sacheau G, Innis CA, Vilcinskas A (2020) Proline-Rich Antimicrobial Peptides in Medicinal Maggots of Lucilia sericata Interact With Bacterial DnaK But Do Not Inhibit Protein Synthesis. Front. Pharmacol, 11 , 532.
Hiebert N, Carrau T, Bartling M, Vilcinskas A, Lee KZ (2020) Identification of entomopathogenic bacteria associated with the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii in infested areas of Germany. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 173 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107389
Hirsch R, Wiesner J, Bauer A, Marker A, Vogel H, Hammann PE, Vilcinskas A (2020) Antimicrobial Peptides from Rat-Tailed Maggots ofthe Drone Fly Eristalis tenax Show Potent Activity against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria. Microorganisms, 8 (5) , 626.
Kirchhoff KN, Vilcinskas A, Wilke T (2020) Tracing neglected venom systems: Prediction of the industrial potential by a multi-disciplinary data network. Toxicon, 177, Suppl1 , S32.
Kirfel P, Vilcinskas A, Skaljac M (2020) Lysine Acetyltransferase p300/CBP Plays an Important Role in Reproduction, Embryogenesis and Longevity of the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. Insects, 11 (5) , 265.
Lemke S, Vilcinskas A (2020) European Medicinal Leeches—New Roles in Modern Medicine. Biomedicines, 8 (5) , 99.
Lüddecke T, Förster F, Billion A, Reumont BM von, Vilcinskas A, Lemke S (2020) The venom gland transcriptome of the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi. Toxicon, 177, Suppl1 , S42-S43.
Lüddecke T, von Reumont BM, Förster F, Billion A, Timm T, Lochnit G, Vilcinskas A, Lemke S (2020) An Economic Dilemma Between Molecular Weapon Systems May Explain an Arachno-atypical Venom in Wasp Spiders (Argiope bruennichi). Biomolecules, 10 (7) , 978.
Marner M, Patras MA, Kurz M, Zubeil F, Förster F, Schuler S, Bauer A, Hammann P, Vilcinskas A, Schäberle TF, Glaeser , (2020) Molecular Networking-Guided Discovery and Characterization of Stechlisins, a Group of Cyclic Lipopeptides from a Pseudomonas sp. Journal of Natural Products , 83 (9) , 2607-2617.
Revilla-Guarinos A, Zhang Q, LodererC, Alcántara C, Müller A, Rahnamaeian M,Vilcinskas A, Gebhard S, Zúñiga M, Mascher T (2020) ABC Transporter DerAB of Lactobacillus casei Mediates Resistance against Insect-Derived Defensins. Appl Environ Microbiol, 86 (14) e00818-20
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A, Grevelding CG, Haeberlein S (2020) Anthelminthic Activity of Assassin Bug Venomagainst the Blood FlukeSchistosoma mansoni. antibiotics, 9 (10) , 664.
Vilcinskas A (2020) Insect Biotechnology - Insects as a Resource. In Biological Transformation, Springer Vieweg,, , 267-260.
Vilcinskas A, Schwabe M, Brinkrolf K, Plarre R, Wielsch N, Vogel H (2020) Larvae of the Clothing Moth Tineola bisselliella Maintain Gut Bacteria that Secrete Enzyme Cocktails to Facilitate the Digestion of Keratin. Microorganisms, 8 (9)
von Reumont BM, Lüddecke T, Timm T, Lochnit G, Vilcinskas A, von Döhren J, Nilsson M (2020) Proteo-Transcriptomic Analysis Identifies Potential Novel Toxins Secreted by the Predatory, Prey-Piercing Ribbon Worm Amphiporus lactifloreus. Marine Drugs, 18 (8) , 407.
Özbek R, Mukherjee K, Uçkan F, Vilcinskas A (2020) Reprograming of epigenetic mechanisms controlling host insect immunity and development in response to egg-laying by a parasitoid wasp. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 287 , 1928.
Gegner J, Baudach A, Mukherjee K, Halitschke R, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2019) Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in sex-specific trans-generational immune priming in the lepidopteran model host Manduca sexta. Front. Physiol.,
Heep J, Klaus A, Kessel T, Seip M, Vilcinskas A, Skaljac M (2019) Proteomic Analysis of the Venom from the Ruby Ant Myrmica rubra and the Isolation of a Novel Insecticidal Decapeptide Insects, 10 (2)
Heep J, Skaljac M, Grotmann J, Kessel T, Seip M, Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2019) Identification and functional characterization of a novel insecticidal decapeptide from the myrmicine ant Manica rubida. Toxins 2019, 11 (10) , 562.
Heise P, Liu Y, Degenkolb T, Vogel H, Schäberle TF, Vilcinskas A (2019) Antibiotic-Producing Beneficial Bacteria in the Gut of the Burying Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10: 1178
Schmidtberg H, Shukla SP, Halitschke R, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2019) Symbiont‐mediated chemical defense in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Ecology and Evolution, 9 (4) , 1715-1729.
Tonk M, Cabezas-Cruz A, Bleackley MR, Valdés JJ, Barrero RA, Hernández-Jarguín A, Moutailler S, Vilcinskas A, Richard-Forget F, Anderson MA, Rodriguez-Valle M (2019) Antibacterial and antifungal activity of defensins from the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus. Ticks Tick Borne Dis., 10 (6) , 101269.
Tonk M, Pierrot C, Cabezas-Cruz A, Rahnamaeian M, Khalife J, Vilcinskas A (2019) The Drosophila melanogaster antimicrobial peptides Mtk-1 and Mtk-2 are active against the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum Parasitology Research, , 1-6.
Tonk M, Couto J, Ferrolho J, Antunes S, Vilcinskas A, de la Fuente J, Domingos A, Cabezas-Cruz A (2018, Epub ahead of print) Antiplasmodial activity of tick defensins in a mouse model of malaria Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,
Carrau T, Hiebert N, Vilcinskas A, Lee KZ (2018) Identification and characterization of natural viruses associated with the invasive insect pest Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology , 154 (2018) , 74-78.
Gegner T, Carrau T, Vilcinskas A, Lee KZ (2018) The infection of Harmonia axyridis by a parasitic nematode is mediated by entomopathogenic bacteria and triggers sex-specific host immune responses. Scientific reports , 8 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34278-x
Gegner T, Schmidtberg H, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2018) Population-specific expression of antimicrobial peptides conferring pathogen resistance in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Scientific Reports, 8
Knorr E, Fishilevich E, Tenbusch L, Frey MLF, Rangasamy M, Billion A, Worden SE, Gandra P, Arora K, Lo W, Schulenberg G, Valverde-Garcia P, Vilcinskas A, Narva KE (2018) Gene silencing in Tribolium castaneum as a tool for the targeted identification of candidate RNAi targets in crop pests Scientific Reports, 8 (1)
Schetelig MF, Lee KZ, Otto S, Talmann L, Stökl J, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A, Halitschke R (2018) Environmentally sustainable pest control options for Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Applied Entomology, 142 (1-2) , 3-17.
Skaljac M, Kirfel P, Grotmann J, Vilcinskas A (2018) Fitness costs of infection with Serratia symbiotica are associated with greater susceptibility to insecticides in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. Pest management science, 74 (8) , 1829-1836.
Amsel D, Vilcinskas A, Billion A (2017) Evaluation of high-throughput isomiR identification tools: illuminating the early isomiRome of Tribolium castaneum. BMC Bioinformatics, 18 (1) , 359.
Baumann A, Skaljac M, Lehmann R, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2017) Urate Oxidase produced by Lucilia sericata medical maggots is localized in Malpighian tubes and facilitates allantoin production Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 83 , 44-53.
Berger A, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A, Schöller M (2017) Evaluating the combination of a parasitoid and a predator for biological control of seed beetles (Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) in stored beans. Journal of Stored Product Research, 74 , 22-26.
Bingsohn L, Knorr E, Billion A, Narva KE, Vilcinskas A (2017) Knockdown of genes in the Toll pathway reveals new lethal RNA interference targets for insect pest control Insect Molecular Biology, 26 (1) , 92-102.
Bolouri Moghaddam MR, Gross T, Becker A, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2017) The selective antifungal activity of Drosophila melanogaster metchnikowin reflects the species-dependent inhibition of succinate–coenzyme Q reductase. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08407-x.
Grau T, Vilcinskas A, Joop G (2017) Sustainable farming of the mealworm Tenebrio molitor for the production of food and feed. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C,
Heitmueller M, Billion A, Dobrindt U, Vilcinskas A, Mukherjee K (2017) Epigenetic mechanisms regulate innate immunity against uropathogenic and commensal-like Escherichia coli in the surrogate insect model Galleria mellonella Infection and Immunity,
Lee KZ, Vilcinskas A (2017) Analysis of virus susceptibility in the invasive insect pest Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Insect Pathology, 148 , 138-141.
Luna-Ramirez K, Skaljac M, Grotmann J, Kirfel P, Vilcinskas A (2017) Orally Delivered Scorpion Antimicrobial Peptides Exhibit Activity against Pea Aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum) and Its Bacterial Symbionts. Toxins, 9 (9)
Luna-Ramirez K, Tonk M, Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A (2017) Bioactivity of Natural and Engineered Antimicrobial Peptides from Venom of the Scorpions Urodacus yaschenkoi and U. manicatus. Toxins, 9 (1) , 22.
Mukherjee K, Grizanova E, Chertkova E, Lehmann R, Dubovskiy I, Vilcinskas A (2017) Experimental evolution of resistance against Bacillus thuringiensis in the insect model host Galleria mellonella results in epigenetic modifications. Virulence, 19 , 1-13.
Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A (2017) The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium robertsii communicates with the insect host Galleria mellonella during infection Virulence, Nov 23 , 0.
Talmann L, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2017) Strategies for the construction of insect P450 fusion enzymes. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, 72 (9-10) , 405-415.
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A (2017) The Medical Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides from Insects. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 17 (5) , 554-575.
Will T, Schmidtberg H, Skaljac M, Vilcinskas A (2017) Heat shock protein 83 plays pleiotropic roles in embryogenesis, longevity, and fecundity of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. Development Genes and Evolution, 227 (1) , 1-9.
Al Souhail Q, Hiromasa Y, Rahnamaeian M, Giraldo MC, Takahashi D, Valent B, Vilcinskas A, Kanost MR (2016) Characterization and regulation of expression of an antifungal peptide from hemolymph of an insect, Manduca sexta. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 61 , 258–268.
Beckert A, Wiesner J, Schmidtberg H, Lehmann R, Baumann A, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2016) Expression and characterization of a recombinant i-type lysozyme from the harlequin ladybird beetle Harmonia axyridis. Insect Molecular Biology, 25 (3) , 202–215 .
Bingsohn L, Knorr E, Vilcinskas A (2016) The model beetle Tribolium castaneum can be used as an early warning system for transgenerational epigenetic side effects caused by pharmaceuticals. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, 185–186 , 57–64.
Cabezas-Cruz A, Tonk M, Bouchut A, Pierrot C, Pierce RJ, Kotsyfakis M, Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A, Khalife J, Valdés JJ (2016) Antiplasmodial Activity Is an Ancient and Conserved Feature of Tick Defensins. Frontiers in Microbiology, , 1-12.
Degenkolb T, Götze L, von Döhren H, Vilcinskas A, Brückner H (2016) Sequences of stilboflavin C: Towards the peptaibiome of the filamentous fungus Stilbella (= Trichoderma) flavipes. Journal of Peptide Science, 22 , 517-524.
Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A (2016) Metabolites from nematophagous fungi and nematicidal natural products from fungi as an alternative for biological control. Part I: metabolites from nematophagous ascomycetes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100 (9) , 3799–3812.
Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A (2016) Metabolites from nematophagous fungi and nematicidal natural products from fungi as alternatives for biological control. Part II: metabolites from nematophagous basidiomycetes and non-nematophagous fungi. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100 (9) , 3813–3824.
Dubovskiy IM, Grizanova EV, Whitten MM, Mukherjee K, Greig C, Alikina T, Kabilov M, Vilcinskas A, Glupov VV, Butt TM (2016) Immuno-physiological adaptations confer wax moth Galleria mellonella resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis. Virulence, epub ahead of print , 1–11.
Franta Z, Vogel H, Lehmann R, Rupp O, Goesmann A, Vilcinskas A (2016) Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Five Major Classes of Potentially Therapeutic Enzymes Secreted by Lucilia sericata Medical Maggots. BioMed Research International, 2016 , 1–27.
Joop G, Vilcinskas A (2016) Coevolution of parasitic fungi and insect hosts. Zoology, in press
Kanost MR, Arrese EL, Cao X, Chen YR, Chellapilla S, Goldsmith MR, Grosse-Wilde E, Heckel DG, Herndon N, Jiang H, Papanicolaou A, Qu J, Soulages JL, Vogel H, Walters J, Waterhouse RM, Ahn SJ, Almeida FC, An C, Aqrawi P, Bretschneider A, Bryant WB, Bucks S, Chao H, Chevignon G, Christen JM, Clarke DF, Dittmer NT, Ferguson LCF, Garavelou S, Gordon KHJ, Gunaratna RT, Han Y, Hauser F, He Y, Heidel-Fischer H, Hirsh A, Hu Y, Jiang H, Kalra D, Klinner C, König C, Kovar C, Kroll AR, Kuwar SS, Lee SL, Lehman R, Li K, Li Z, Liang H, Lovelace S, Lu Z, Mansfield JH, McCulloch KJ, Mathew T, Morton B, Muzny DM, Neunemann D, Ongeri F, Pauchet Y, Pu LL, Pyrousis I, Rao XJ, Redding A, Roesel C, Sanchez-Gracia A, Schaack S, Shukla A, Tetreau G, Wang Y, Xiong GH, Traut W, Walsh TK, Worley KC, Wu D, Wu W, Wu YQ, Zhang X, Zou Z, Zucker H, Briscoe AD, Burmester T, Clem RJ, Feyereisen R, Grimmelikhuijzen CJP, Hamodrakas SJ, Hansson BS, Huguet E, Jermiin LS, Lan Q, Lehman HK, Lorenzen M, Merzendorfer H, Michalopoulos I, Morton DB, Muthukrishnan S, Oakeshott JG, Palmer W, Park Y, Passarelli AL, Rozas J, Schwartz LM, Smith W, Southgate A, Vilcinskas A, Vogt R, Wang P, Werren J, Yu XQ, Zhou JJ, Brown SJ, Scherer SE, Richards S, Blissard GW (2016) Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in press
Moghaddam MB, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2016) The insect-derived antimicrobial peptide metchnikowin targets Fusarium graminearum β(1,3)-glucanosyltransferase Gel1, which is required for the maintenance of cell wall integrity. Biological Chemistry,
Moghaddam MR, Tonk M, Schreiber C, Salzig D, Czermak P, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2016) The potential of the Galleria mellonella innate immune system is maximized by the co–presentation of diverse antimicrobial peptides. Biological Chemistry, epub ahead of print
Pöppel AK, Kahl M, Baumann A, Wiesner J, Gökçen A, Beckert A, Preissner KT, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2016) A Jonah-like chymotrypsin from the therapeutic maggot Lucilia sericata plays a role in wound debridement and coagulation. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 70 , 138–147.
Rahnamaeian M, Cytryńska M, Zdybicka-Barabas A, Vilcinskas A (2016) The functional interaction between abaecin and pore-forming peptides indicates a general mechanism of antibacterial potentiation. Peptides, 78 , 17–23.
Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2016) The ontogenesis of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. , Biology and Ecology of Aphids (Eds.) , 14–51. Vilcinskas A: CRC Press
Schwirz J, Fischbach M, Vilcinskas A, Fischer R, Schetelig MF (2016) Monitoring data and future control possibilities for Drosophila suzukii in Germany. In: Proceedings of the 9th Int Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, , 310-322.
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A (2016) The Medical Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides from Insects. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 16 , epub ahead of print.
Tonk M, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2016) Insect antimicrobial peptides: potential tools for the prevention of skin cancer. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100 (17) , 7397-7405.
Vogel H, Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2016) Comparative transcriptomics in three ladybird species supports a role for immunity in invasion biology. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 67
Wiesner J, Ziemann C, Hintz M, Reichenberg A, Ortmann R, Schlitzer M, Fuhst R, Timmesfeld N, Vilcinskas A, Jomaa H (2016) FR-900098, an antimalarial development candidate that inhibits the non-mevalonate isoprenoid biosynthesis pathway, shows no evidence of acute toxicity and genotoxicity. Virulence, epub ahead of print
Baumann A, Lehmann R, Beckert A, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2015) Selection and Evaluation of Tissue Specific Reference Genes in Lucilia sericata during an Immune Challenge PLoS One, 10 (8) , 1–16.
Beckert A, Wiesner J, Baumann A, Pöppel AK, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2015) Two c-type lysozymes boost the innate immune system of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 49 (2) , 303–312.
Bhandari DR, Schott M, Römpp A, Vilcinskas A, Spengler B (2015) Metabolite localization by atmospheric pressure high-resolution scanning microprobe matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging in whole-body sections and individual organs of the rove beetle Paederus riparius. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407 (8) , 2189–2201.
Bolouri Moghaddam MR, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2015) Cooperative interaction of antimicrobial peptides with the interrelated immune pathways in plants. Molecular Plant Pathology,
Degenkolb T, Nielsen KF, Dieckmann R, Branco-Rocha F, Chaverri P, Samuels GJ, Thrane U, von Döhren H, Vilcinskas A, Brückner H (2015) Peptaibol, secondary metabolite, and hydrophobin pattern of commercial biocontrol agents formulated with species of the Trichoderma harzianum complex. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 12 (4) , 662–684.
Eisenhardt M, Dobler D, Schlupp P, Schmidts T, Salzig M, Vilcinskas A, Salzig D, Czermak P, Keusgen M, Runkel F (2015) Development of an insect metalloproteinase inhibitor drug carrier system for application in chronic wound infections Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology , 67 (11) , 1481-1491.
Knorr E, Schmidtberg H, Arslan D, Bingsohn L, Vilcinskas A (2015) Translocation of bacteria from the gut to the eggs triggers maternal transgenerational immune priming in Tribolium castaneum. Biology Letters, 11 (12) , 1–5.
Mukherjee K, Twyman RM, Vilcinskas A (2015) Insects as models to study the epigenetic basis of disease Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 118 (1–2) , 69–78.
Nollmann FI, Heinrich AK, Brachmann AO, Morisseau C, Mukherjee K, Casanova-Torres ÁM, Strobl F, Kleinhans D, Kinski S, Schultz K, Beeton ML, Kaiser M, Chu YY, Phan Ke L, Thanwisai A, Bozhüyük KA, Chantratita N, Götz F, Waterfield NR, Vilcinskas A, Stelzer EH, Goodrich-Blair H, Hammock BD, Bode HB (2015) A photorhabdus natural product inhibits insect juvenile hormone epoxide hydrolase. Chembiochem, 16 (5) , 766–771.
Pöppel AK, Vogel H, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2015) Antimicrobial Peptides Expressed in Medicinal Maggots of the Blow Fly Lucilia sericata Show Combinatorial Activity against Bacteria. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, 59 (5) , 2508–2514.
Rahnamaeian M, Cytryńska M, Zdybicka-Barabas A, Dobslaff K, Wiesner J, Twyman RM, Züchner T, Sadd BM, Regoes RR, Schmidt-Hempel P, Vilcinskas A (2015) Insect antimicrobial peptides show potentiating functional interactions against Gram-negative bacteria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282 (1806) , 1–10.
Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A (2015) Short antimicrobial peptides as cosmetic ingredients to deter dermatological pathogens. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,
Tonk M, Cabezas-Cruz A, Valdés JJ, Rego ROM, Grubhoffer L, Estrada-Peña A, Vilcinskas A, Kotsyfakis M, Rahnamaeian M (2015) Ixodes ricinus defensins attack distantly-related pathogens. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 53 (2) , 358–365.
Tonk M, Knorr E, Cabezas-Cruz A, Valdés JJ, Kollewe C, Vilcinskas A (2015) Tribolium castaneum defensins are primarily active against Gram-positive bacteria. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 132 , 208–215.
Ulrich J, Dao VA, Majumdar U, Schmitt-Engel C, Schwirz J, Schultheis D, Ströhlein N, Troelenberg N, Grossmann D, Richter T, Dönitz J, Gerischer L, Leboulle G, Vilcinskas A, Stanke M, Bucher G (2015) Large scale RNAi screen in Tribolium reveals novel target genes for pest control and the proteasome as prime target BMC Genomics, 16 , 674.
Vilcinskas A (2015) Pathogens as Biological Weapons of Invasive Species PLoS Pathogens, 11 (4) e1004714
Degenkolb T, Schöller M, Vilcinskas A (2014) Beeinträchtigung von Vorräten und Lebensmitteln durch tierische Schädlinge sowie pilzliche und bakterielle Erreger. Teil 2: Pilzliche und bakterielle Kontaminanten. ErnährungsUmschau, 61 (5) , S17–S22.
Dehghan S, Sadeghi M, Pöppel A, Fischer R, Lakes-Harlan R, Kavousi HR, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2014) Differential inductions of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and chalcone synthase during wounding, salicylic acid treatment, and salinity stress in safflower, Carthamus tinctorius Bioscience Reports, 34 (3) , 273–282.
Freitak D, Schmidtberg H, Dickel F, Lochnit G, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2014) The maternal transfer of bacteria can mediate trans-generational immune priming in insects Virulence, 5 (4) , 547–554.
Gasch T, Vilcinskas A (2014) The chemical defense in larvae of the earwig Forficula auricularia Journal of Insect Physiology, 67 , 1–8.
Gökçen A, Vilcinskas A, Wiesner J (2014) Biofilm-degrading enzymes from Lysobacter gummosus. Virulence, 5 (3) , 378–387.
Joop G,Vilcinskas A (2014) Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Immunity , in Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology, Hoffmann KH (Eds.) , 271–290. CRC Press:
Missbach C, Dweck HK, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A, Stensmyr MC, Hansson BS, Grosse-Wilde E (2014) Evolution of insect olfactory receptors eLife, 3 e02115 , 1–22.
Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A (2014) Development and immunity-related microRNAs of the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella. BMC Genomics, 15 (705) , 1–12.
Pöppel AK, Koch A, Kogel KH, Vogel H, Kollewe C, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2014) Lucimycin, an antifungal peptide from the therapeutic maggot of the common green bottle fly Lucilia sericata Biological Chemistry, 395 (6) , 649–656.
Röhrich CR, Jaklitsch WM, Voglmayr H, Iversen A, Vilcinskas A, Nielsen KF, Thrane U, von Döhren H, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2014) Front line defenders of the ecological niche! Screening the structural diversity of peptaibiotics from saprotrophic and fungicolous Trichoderma/Hypocrea species. Fungal Diversity, 69 (1) , 117–146.
Schöller M, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A (2014) Beeinträchtigung von Vorräten und Lebensmitteln durch tierische Schädlinge sowie pilzliche und bakterielle Erreger. Teil 1: Tierische Schädlinge. ErnährungsUmschau, 61 (3) , S9–S12.
Terrapon N, Li C, Robertson HM, Ji L, Meng X, Booth W, Chen Z, Childers CP, Glastad KM, Gokhale K, Gowin J, Gronenberg W, Hermansen RA, Hu H, Hunt BG, Huylmans AK, Khalil SM, Mitchell RD, Munoz-Torres MC, Mustard JA, Pan H, Reese JT, Scharf ME, Sun F, Vogel H, Xiao J, Yang W, Yang Z, Yang Z, Zhou J, Zhu J, Brent CS, Elsik CG, Goodisman MA, Liberles DA, Roe RM, Vargo EL, Vilcinskas A, Wang J, Bornberg-Bauer E, Korb J, Zhang G, Liebig J. (2014) Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome. nature communications, 5 , 1–12.
Tonk M, Cabezas-Cruz A, Valdés JJ, Rego R, Chrudimská T, Strnad M., Šíma R, Bell-Sakyi L, Franta Z, Vilcinskas A, Grubhoffer L, Rahnamaeian M (2014) Defensins from the tick Ixodes scapularis are effective against phytopathogenic fungi and the human bacterial pathogen Listeria grayi Parasites & Vectors, 7:554 , 1–8.
Vilcinskas A, Schmidtberg H (2014) Der Asiatische Marienkäfer als Modell - invasiv durch biologische und chemische Waffen. Biologi in unserer Zeit, 44 (6) , 386–391.
Vilcinskas A, Schmidtberg H, Estoup A, Tayeh A, Facon B, Vogel H (2014) Evolutionary ecology of microsporidia associated with the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis Insect Science, 22 (3) , 313–324.
Vogel H, Badapanda C, Knorr E, Vilcinskas A (2014) RNA-sequencing analysis reveals abundant developmental stage-specific and immunity-related genes in the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus Insect Molecular Biology, 23 (1) , 98–112.
Altincicek B, Elashry A, Guz N, Grundler F, Vilcinskas A, Dehne HW (2013) Next generation sequencing based transcriptome analysis of septic-injury responsive genes in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. PLoS One, 8 (1) , e52004.
Berisha A, Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A, Spengler B, Römpp A (2013) High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Driven Discovery of Peptidic Danger Signals in Insect Immunity PLoS ONE, 8 (11) , 1–10.
Brandt A, Vilcinskas A (2013) The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model for aging research. Advances in Biochemical Engineering / Biotechnology, 135 , 63–77.
Druzinec D, Salzig D, Brix A, Kraume M, Vilcinskas A, Kollewe C, Czermak P (2013) Optimization of Insect Cell Based Protein Production Processes - Online Monitoring, Expression Systems, Scale-Up Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 136 , 65–100.
Dubovskiy IM, Whitten MM, Yaroslavtseva ON, Greig C, Kryukov VY, Grizanova EV, Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A, Glupov VV, Butt TM (2013) Can insects develop resistance to insect pathogenic fungi? PLoS One, 8 (4) , e60248.
Dubovskiy IM, Whitten MMA, Kryukov VY, Yaroslavtseva ON, Grizanova EV, Greig C, Mukherjee K, Vilcinskas A, Mitkovets P, Glupov VV, Butt TM (2013) More than a colour change: Insect melanism, disease resistance and fecundity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1783) , 1–10.
Gasch T, Schott M, Wehrenpfennig C, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A (2013) Multifunctional weaponry: The chemical defenses of earwigs. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59 (12) , 1186–1193.
Grünwald S, Stellzig J, Adam IV, Weber K, Binger S, Boll M, Knorr E, Twyman RM, Vilcinskas A, Wenzel U (2013) Longevity in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum is enhanced by broccoli and depends on nrf-2, jnk-1 and foxo-1 homologous genes. Genes & Nutrition, 8 (5) , 439–448.
Gökçen A, Vilcinskas A, Wiesner J (2013) Methods to identify enzymes that degrade the main extracellular polysaccharide component of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms. Virulence, 4 (3) , 260–270.
Knorr E, Bingsohn L, Kanost MR, Vilcinskas A (2013) Tribolium castaneum as a model for high-throughput RNAi screening. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 136 , 163-178.
Kollewe C, Vilcinskas A (2013) Production of recombinant proteins in insect cells. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 9 (3) , 255–271.
Mukherjee K, Hain T, Fischer R, Chakraborty T, Vilcinskas A (2013) Brain infection and activation of neuronal repair mechanisms by the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes in the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella. Virulence, 4 (4) , 324–332.
Mukherjee K, Raju R, Fischer R, Vilcinskas A (2013) Galleria mellonella as a Model Host to Study Gut Microbe Homeostasis and Brain Infection by the Human Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 135 , 27–39.
Ngwa CJ, Scheuermayer M, Mair GR, Kern S, Brügl T, Wirth CC, Aminake MN, Wiesner J, Fischer R, Vilcinskas A, Pradel G (2013) Changes in the transcriptome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum during the initial phase of transmission from the human to the mosquito. BMC Genomics, 14:256 , 1–21.
Röhrich CR, Iversen A, Jaklitsch WM, Voglmayr H, Vilcinskas A, Nielsen KF, Thrane U, von Döhren H, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2013) Screening the biosphere: the fungicolous fungus Trichoderma phellinicola, a prolific source of hypophellins, new 17-, 18-, 19-, and 20-residue peptaibiotics. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 10 (5) , 787–812.
Röhrich CR, Vilcinskas A, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2013) The Sequences of the Eleven-Residue Peptaibiotics Suzukacillins B. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 10 (5) , 827–837.
Sadeghi M, Dehghan S, Fischer R, Wenzel U, Vilcinskas A, Reza Kavousi H, Rahnamaeian M (2013) Isolation and characterization of isochorismate synthase and cinnamate 4-hydroxylase during salinity stress, wounding and salicylic acid treatment in Carthamus tinctorius Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8 (11) e27335
Schmidtberg H, Röhrich CR, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2013) A switch from constitutive chemical defense to inducible innate immune responses in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Biology Letters, 9 (3) 20130006
Schott M, Wehrenfennig C, Gasch T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A (2013) A Portable Gas Chromatograph with Simultaneous Detection by Mass Spectrometry and Electroantennography for the Highly-Sensitive In Situ Measurement of Volatiles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405 (23) , 7457–7467.
Schott M, Wehrenfennig C, Gasch T, Vilcinskas A (2013) Insect antenna-based biosensors for in situ detection of volatiles. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 136 , 101-122.
Vilcinskas A (2013) Evolutionary plasticity of insect immunity. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59 (2) , 123–129.
Vilcinskas A, Mukherjee K, Vogel H (2013) Expansion of the antimicrobial peptide repertoire in the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , 280 (1750) , 1–9.
Vilcinskas A, Stoecker K, Schmidtberg H, Röhrich CR, Vogel H (2013) Invasive harlequin ladybird caries biological weapons against native competitors. Science, 340 (6134) , 862–863.
Vilcinskas A, Stoecker K, Schmidtberg H, Röhrich CR, Vogel H (2013) Response to comments on "Invasive harlequin ladybird carries biological weapons against native competitors". Science, 341 (6152) , 1342.
Wehrenfennig C, Schott M, Gasch T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A, Kohl CD (2013) On-Site Airborne Pheromone Sensing. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry , 405 (20) , 6389-6403.
Wehrenfennig C, Schott M, Gasch T, Meixner D, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A, Kohl CD (2013) An approach to sense pheromone concentration by pre-concentration and gas sensors. Physica Status Solidi (A) 210, 405 (20) , 932–937.
Will T, Vilcinskas A (2013) Aphid-Proof Plants: Biotechnology-Based Approaches for Aphid Control. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, in Yellow Biotechnology II. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 179–203. Springer: Heidelberg
Zarkani AA, Stein E, Röhrich CR, Schikora M, Evguenieva-Hackenberg E, Degenkolb T, Vilcinskas A, Klug G, Kogel KH, Schikora A (2013) Homoserine lactones influence the reaction of plants to rhizobia International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14 (8) , 17122–17146.
de Melo NR, Abdrahman A, Greig C, Mukherjee K, Thornton C, Ratcliffe NA, Vilcinskas A, Butt TM (2013) Myriocin Significantly Increases the Mortality of a Non-Mammalian Model Host during Candida Pathogenesis. PLoS ONE, 8 (11) , 1–13.
Behnam F, Vilcinskas A, Wagner M, Stoecker K (2012) A Straightforward DOPE (Double Labeling of Oligonucleotide Probes)-FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) method for simultaneous multicolor detection of six microbial populations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78 (15) , 5138-5142.
Dobson AJ, Johnston PR, Vilcinskas A, Rolff J (2012) Identification of immunological expressed sequence tags in the mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58 (2) , 1556–1561.
Freitak D, Knorr E, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2012) Gender- and stressor-specific microRNA expression in Tribolium castaneum. Biology Letters, 8 (5) , 860-863.
Koch A, Khalifa W, Langen G, Vilcinskas A, Kogel KH, Imani J (2012) The antimicrobial peptide thanatin reduces fungal infection in Arabidopsis. Journal of Phytopathology, 160 (10) , 606–610.
Mukherjee K, Fischer R, Vilcinskas A (2012) Histone acetylation mediates epigenetic regulation of transcriptional reprogramming in insects during metamorphosis, wounding and infection. Frontiers in Zoology , 9 (1) , 25.
Rahnamaeian M, Vilcinskas A (2012) Defense gene expression is potentiated in transgenic barley expressing antifungal peptide metchnikowin throughout powdery mildew challenge. Journal of Plant Research, 125 (1) , 115–124.
Röhrich CR, Iversen A, Jaklitsch WM, Voglmayr H, Berg A, Dörfelt H, Thrane U, Vilcinskas A, Nielsen KF, von Döhren H, Brückner H, Degenkolb T (2012) Hypopulvins, novel peptaibiotics from the polyporicolous fungus Hypocrea pulvinata, are produced during infection of its natural hosts. Fungal Biology, 116 (2) , 1219-1231.
Röhrich CR, Ngwa CJ, Wiesner J, Schmidtberg H, Degenkolb T, Kollewe C, Fischer R, Pradel G, Vilcinskas A (2012) Harmonine, a defence compound from the harlequin ladybird, inhibits mycobacterial growth and demonstrates multi-stage antimalarial activity. Biology Letters, 8 (2) , 308–311.
Wehrenfennig C, Schott M, Gasch T, Sauerwald T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A, Kohl CD (2012) Laboratory characterization of metal-oxide sensors intended for in situ analyses of pheromones – SOMMSA approach. Physica Status Solidi (A), 209 , 935-939.
Arolas J, Bothello T, Vilcinskas A, Gomis-Rüth X (2011) Structural evidence for standard-mechanisms inhibition in metallopeptidases from a complex poised to resynthesize a peptide bond. Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 50(44), , 10357-10360.
Degenkolb T, Düring RA, Vilcinskas A (2011) Secondary metabolites released by the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides: chemical analyses and possible ecological functions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37(7), , 724-735.
Kirsch R, Vogel H, Muck A, Pasteels J, Vilcinskas A, Boland W (2011) To be or not to be convergent in salicin-based defense in chrysomeline leaf beetle larvae: evidence from Phratora vitellinae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1722), , 3225-3232.
Knorr E, Vilcinskas A (2011) Post-embryonic functions of HSP90 in Tribolium castaneum include the regulation of compound eye development. Development Genes and Evolution, 221 (5-6) , 357-362.
Lehtovirta-Morley L, Stoecker K, Vilcinskas A, Prosser J, Nicol G (2011) Cultivation of an obligate acidophilic ammonia oxidizer from a nitrifying acid soil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(38), , 15892-15897.
Mayer C, Vilcinskas A, Gross J (2011) Chemically mediated multitrophic interactions in a plant–insect vector-phytoplasma system compared with a partially nonvector species. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13(1), , 25-35.
Mukherjee K, Mraheil MA, Silva S, Müller D, Cemic F , Hemberger J, Hain T, Vilcinskas A, Chakraborty T (2011) Anti-Listeria activities of Galleria mellonella hemolymph proteins. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(12), , 4237-4240.
Vilcinskas A (2011) Anti-Infective therapeutics from the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella. Current Pharmaceutical Design 17(13), , 1240-1245.
Vilcinskas A (2011) Insects emerge as valuable model hosts to explore virulence. Virulence 2(5), , 376-378.
Vogel H, Altincicek B, Glöckner G, Vilcinskas A (2011) A comprehensive transcriptome and immune-gene repertoire of the lepidopteran model mini-host Galleria mellonella. BMC Genomics 12, , 308.
Vogel H, Badapanda C, Vilcinskas A (2011) Identification of immunity-related genes in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides by suppression subtractive hybridization. Insect Molecular Biology 20(6), , 787-800.
Altincicek B, Fischer M, Fischer M, Lüersen K, Boll M, Wenzel U, Vilcinskas A (2010) Role of matrix metalloproteinase ZMP-2 in pathogen resistance and development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 34, , 1160-1169.
Gerardo N, Altincicek B, Anselme C, Atamian H, Barribeau S, de Vos M, Evans J, Gabaldón T, Ghanim M, Heddi A, Kaloshian I, Latorre A, Monegat C, Moya A, Nakabachi A, Parker B, Pérez-Brocal V, Pignatelli M, Rahbé Y, Ramsey J, Tamames J, Tamarit D, Tamborindeguy C, Vilcinskas A (2010) Immunity and other defenses in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Genome Biology, 11 (2) , R21.
Jiang H, Vilcinskas A, Kanost M (2010) Immunity in lepidopteran insects. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 708, , 181-204.
Mukherjee K, Altincicek B, Hain T, Domann E, Vilcinskas A, Chakraborty T (2010) Galleria mellonella as a model system for studying Listeria pathogenesis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(1), , 310-317.
Vilcinskas A (2010) Coevolution between pathogen-derived proteinases and proteinase inhibitors of host insects. Virulence 1(3), , 206-214.
Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2010) Antimicrobial peptides: the ancient arm of the human immune system. Virulence, 1 (5) , 440–464.
Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2010) Therapeutic potential of antimicrobial insect peptides. , in Insect Biotechnology , Vilcinskas A (Eds.) , 29–65. Springer: Dordrecht
Altincicek B, Berisha A, Mukherjee K, Spengler B, Römpp A, Vilcinskas A (2009) Identification of collagen IV derived danger/alarm signals in insect immunity by nanoLC-FTICR MS. Biological Chemistry 390(12), , 1303-1311.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2009) Septic injury inducible genes in medicinal maggots of the blowfly Lucilia sericata. Insect Molecular Biology, 18 (1) , 119-125.
Knorr E, Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A, Altincicek B (2009) MMPs regulate both development and immunity in the Tribolium model insect. PLoS One, 4 (3) , 1–14.
Mayer C, Jarausch B, Jarausch W, Jelkmann W, Vilcinskas A, Gross J (2009) Cacopsylla melanoneura has no relevance as vector of apple proliferation in Germany. Phytopathology 99(6), , 729-738.
Rahnamaeian M, Langen G, Imani J, Khalifa W, Altincicek B, von Wettstein D, Kogel KH, Vilcinskas A (2009) Insect peptide metchnikowin confers on barley a selective capacity for resistance to ascomycetes fungal pathogens. Journal of Experimental Botany 60(14), , 4105-4114.
Altincicek B, Gross J, Vilcinskas A (2008) Wounding-mediated gene expression and accelerated viviparous reproduction of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. Insect Molecular Biology 17(6), , 711-716.
Altincicek B, Knorr E, Vilcinskas A (2008) Beetle immunity: Identification of immune-inducible genes from the model insect Tribolium castaneum. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 32 (5) , 585-595.
Altincicek B, Stötzl S, Wygrecka M, Preissner K, Vilcinskas A (2008) Host-derived extracellular nucleic acids enhance innate immune responses, induce coagulation, and prolong survival upon infection in insects. Journal of Immunology 181(4), , 2705-2712.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2008) Comparative screening for septic injury-inducible genes in phylogenetic distant models of regeneration and stem cell research: the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea and the cnidarian Hydra vulgaris Frontiers in Zoology 5, , 6.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2008) Identification of a lepidopteran matrix metalloproteinase with dual roles in metamorphosis and innate immunity. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 32(4), , 400-409.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2008) Identification of immune inducible genes from the velvet worm Epiperipatus biolleyi (Onychophora). Developmental and Comparative Immunology 32(12), , 1416-1421.
Gross J, Schumacher K, Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2008) Protected by fumigants: beetle perfumes in antimicrobial defense. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34(2), , 179-188.
Mayer C, Vilcinskas A, Gross J (2008) Phytopathogen lures its insect vector by altering host plant odor. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34(8), , 1045-1049.
Mayer C, Vilcinskas A, Gross J (2008) Pathogen-induced release of plant allomone manipulates vector insect behaviour. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34(12), , 1518-1522.
Altincicek B, Lindner M, Lindner D, Preissner K, Vilcinskas A (2007) Microbial metallo-proteinases mediate sensing of invading pathogens and activate innate immune responses in the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella. Infection and Immunity 75(1), , 175-183.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2007) Identification of immune-related genes from an apterygote insect, the firebrat Thermobia domestica. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 37(7), , 726-731.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2007) Analysis of the immune-related transcriptome of a lophothrochozoan model, the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Frontiers in Zoology 4, , 18.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2007) Analysis of the immune-related transcriptome from microbial stress resistant, rat-tailed maggots of the drone fly Eristalis tenax. BMC Genomics 8, , 326.
Wedde M, Weise C, Nuck C, Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2007) The insect metallo-proteinase inhibitor gene of the lepidopteran Galleria mellonella encodes two distinct inhibitors. Biological Chemistry 388(1), , 119-127.
Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2006) Metamorphosis and collagen-IV-fragments stimulate innate immune response in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 30, , 1108-1118.
Langen G, Imani J, Altincicek B, Kieseritzky G, Kogel KH, Vilcinskas A (2006) Transgenic expression of gallerimycin, a novel antifungal insect defensin from the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella, confers resistance against pathogenic fungi in tobacco. Biological Chemistry 387(5), , 549-557.
Vilcinskas A, Gross J (2005) Drugs from bugs: the use of insects as a valuable source of transgenes with potential in modern plant protection strategies. Journal of Pest Science 78, , 187-191.
Clermont A, Wedde M, Seitz V, Podsiadlowski L, Hummel M, Vilcinskas A (2004) Cloning and expression of an inhibitor against microbial metalloproteinases from insects (IMPI) contributing to innate immunity. Biochemical Journal 382, , 315-322.
Kress H, Jarrin A, Thüroff E, Saunders R, Weise C, Schmidt am Busch M, Knapp EW, Wedde M, Vilcinskas A (2004) A Kunitz type protease inhibitor related protein is synthesized in Drosophila prepupal salivary glands and released into the moulting fluid during pupation. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 34(8), , 855-869.
Schuhmann B, Seitz V, Vilcinskas A, Podsiadlowski L (2003) Cloning and expression of gallerimycin, an antifungal peptide expressed in immune response by the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 53(3), , 125-133.
Seitz V, Clermont A, Wedde M, Hummel M, Vilcinskas A, Schlatterer K, Podsiadlowski L (2003) Identification of immunorelevant genes from greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) by a subtractive hybridization approach. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 27(3), , 207-215.
Stricker S, Poustka A, Wiecha U, Stiege A, Hecht J, Panopoulou G, Vilcinskas A, Mundlos S, Seitz V (2003) A single amphioxus and sea urchin runt-gene suggests that runt-gene duplications occurred in early chordate evolution. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 27(8), , 673-684.
Vilcinskas A, Wedde M (2002) Insect inhibitors of metalloproteinases. IUBMB Life 54(6), , 339-343.
Fröbius A, Kanost M, Götz P, Vilcinskas A (2000) Isolation and characterization of novel inducible serine protease inhibitors from larval hemolymph of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. European Journal of Biochemistry 267(7), , 2046-2053.
Gillespie J, Bailey A, Cobb B, Vilcinskas A (2000) Fungal elicitors of insect immune responses. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 44(2), , 49-68.
Griesch J, Wedde M, Vilcinskas A (2000) Recognition and regulation of metalloproteinase activity in the hemolymph of Galleria mellonella: A new pathway mediating induction of humoral immune responses. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 30(6), , 461-472.
Wolter C, Minow J, Vilcinskas A, Grosch U (2000) Long-term effects of human influence on fish community structure and fisheries in Berlin waters: an urban water system. Fisheries Management and Ecology 7(1−2), , 97-104.
Vilcinskas A, Götz P (1999) Parasitic fungi and their interactions with the insect immune system. Advances in Parasitology 43, , 267-313.
Vilcinskas A, Jegorov A, Landa Z, Matha V (1999) Effects of beauverolide L and cyclosporin A on humoral and cellular immune response of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C 122(1), , 83-92.
Griesch J, Vilcinskas A (1998) Proteases released by entomopathogenic fungi impair phagocytic activity, attachment and spreading of plasmatocytes isolated from hemolymph of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 8 (4) , 517–531.
Gross J, Müller C, Vilcinskas A, Hilker M (1998) Antimicrobial activity in the exocrine glandular secretions, hemolymph and larval regurgitate of the mustard leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 72 (3) , 296–303.
Podsiadlowski L, Matha V, Vilcinskas A (1998) Detection of a P-glycoprotein related pump in Chironomus larvae and its inhibition by verapamil and cyclosporin A. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B: Biochemistry & molecular biology, 121 (4) , 443–450.
Wedde M, Weise C, Kopacek P, Franke P, Vilcinskas A (1998) Purification and characterization of an inducible metalloprotease inhibitor from the hemolymph of greater wax moth larvae, Galleria mellonella. European Journal of Biochemistry, 255 (3) , 534–543.
Vilcinskas A, Kopacek P, Jegorov A, Vey A, Matha V (1997) Detection of lipophorin as the major cyclosporin-binding protein in the hemolymph of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C 117(1), , 41-45.
Vilcinskas A, Matha V (1997) Antimycotic activity of lysozyme and its contribution to antifungal humoral defence reactions in Galleria mellonella. Animal Biology 6(1), , 13-23.
Vilcinskas A, Matha V (1997) Effect of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana on humoral immune response of Galleria mellonella larvae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). European Journal of Entomology 94(4), , 461-472.
Vilcinskas A, Matha V, Götz P (1997) Inhibition of phagocytic activity of plasmatocytes isolated from Galleria mellonella by entomogenous fungi and their secondary metabolites. Journal of Insect Physiology 43(1), , 475-483.
Vilcinskas A, Matha V, Götz P (1997) Effects of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and its secondary metabolites on morphology and cytoskeleton of plasmatocytes isolated from Galleria mellonella. Journal of Insect Physiology 43(12), , 1149-1159.
Vilcinskas A, Wedde M (1997) Inhibition of Beauveria bassiana proteases and fungal development by inducible protease inhibitors in the haemolymph of Galleria mellonella larvae. Biocontrol Science and Technology 7(4), , 591-601.
Wolter C, Vilcinskas A (1997) Perch (Perca fluviatilis) as an indicator species for structural degradation in regulated rivers and canals in the lowlands of Germany. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 6(3), , 174-181.
Wolter C, Vilcinskas A (1997) Characterization of the typical fish community of inland waterways of the northeastern lowlands in Germany. Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 13(4), , 335-343.
Wolter C, Vilcinskas A (1996) Fishfauna of the Berlinean waters - their vulnerability and protection. Limnologica 26(2), , 207-213.
Vilcinskas A, Wolter C (1993) Fische in Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umweltschutz in Berlin,
Wolter C, Vilcinskas A (1993) Karte Fischfauna in Berlin In: Umweltatlas Berlin. (ed. Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umweltschutz ), Erste Gesamtberliner Ausgabe, Bd. 1: Wasser, Kulturbuch-Verlag Berlin,
Vilcinskas A (1991) Rote Liste der gefährdeten Fische und Rundmäuler (Osteichthyes et Cyclostomata) von Berlin. In: Landschaftsentwicklung und Umweltforschung, Sonderheft 6, Rote Liste der gefährdeten Pflanzen und Tiere in Berlin, , 157-167.
Vilcinskas A (1991) Ergebnisse fischereibiologischer Untersuchungen in Berlin Sitzungs-berichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 31, , 45-58.