Genetics and Genomics of Fungi



Dr. Florian Hennicke
PostDoc, Head of Junior Research Group 'Genetics and genomics of fungi'

Research Interests

– Sexual development in (model) mushrooms such as Agrocybe aegerita 
– Molecular biology of morphogenesis, signaling and stress responses in model fungi 
– Agaricomycete biogeography and taxonomy

Short CV
01/2017 to 01/2018 Sabbatical in the lab of Prof. Dr. Han Wösten and Assistant Prof. Dr. Robin Ohm at Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands)
01/2015-present Junior Group Leader, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Germany
03/2013-12/2014 Curator (IPF fungal culture collection), Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M., Germany
11/2008-12/2014 PhD Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
2003-2008 Diploma Biology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Five selected publications
Herzog R, Solovyeva I, Bölker M, Lugones LG, Hennicke F. 2019. Exploring molecular tools for transformation and gene expression in the cultivated edible mushroom Agrocybe aegerita. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, in press, doi: 10.1007/s00438-018-01528-6.

Gupta DK, Rühl M, Mishra B, Kleofas V, Hofrichter M, Herzog R, Pecyna MJ, Sharma R, Kellner H, Hennicke F*, Thines, M*. 2018. The genome sequence of the commercially cultivated mushroom Agrocybe aegerita reveals a conserved repertoire of fruiting-related genes and a versatile suite of biopolymer-degrading enzymes. BMC Genomics 19: 48; doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4430-y[*corresponding authors]

Herzog R, Solovyeva I, Rühl M, Thines M, Hennicke F. 2016. Dikaryotic fruiting body development in a single dikaryon of Agrocybe aegerita and the spectrum of monokaryotic fruiting types in its monokaryotic progeny. Mycological Progress 15: 947-957. doi: 10.1007/s11557-016-1221-9

Hennicke F, Cheikh-Ali Z, Liebisch T, Maciá-Vicente JG, Bode HB, Piepenbring M. 2016. Distinguishing commercially grown Ganoderma lucidum from Ganoderma lingzhi from Europe and East Asia on the basis of morphology, molecular phylogeny, and triterpenic acid profiles. Phytochemistry 127: 29-37.

Knabe N, Jung EM, Freihorst D, Hennicke F, Horton S, Kothe E. 2013. A central role for Ras1 in morphogenesis of the basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune. Eukaryotic Cell 12: 941-952.

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