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Andreas Reisner


Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Graz, Austria, 2003

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Lang, S., Gruber, C. J., Raffl, S., Reisner, A. and Zechner, E. L. (2014). Common requirement for the relaxosome of plasmid R1 in multiple activities of the conjugative type IV secretion system. J Bacteriol 196(11): 2108-2121.
  2. Reisner, A., Maierl, M., Jorger, M., Krause, R., Berger, D., Haid, A., Tesic, D. and Zechner, E. L. (2014). Type 1 fimbriae contribute to catheter-associated urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 196(5): 931-939.
  3. Reisner, A., Wolinski, H. and Zechner, E. L. (2012). In situ monitoring of IncF plasmid transfer on semi-solid agar surfaces reveals a limited invasion of plasmids in recipient colonies. Plasmid 67(2): 155-161.
  4. Stahlhut, S. G., Struve, C., Krogfelt, K. A. and Reisner, A. (2012). Biofilm formation of Klebsiella pneumoniae on urethral catheters requires either type 1 or type 3 fimbriae. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 65(2): 350-359.
  5. Ejrnaes, K., Stegger, M., Reisner, A., Ferry, S., Monsen, T., Holm, S. E., Lundgren, B. and Frimodt-Moller, N. (2011). Characteristics of Escherichia coli causing persistence or relapse of urinary tract infections: phylogenetic groups, virulence factors and biofilm formation. Virulence 2(6): 528-537.
  6. Nuk, M. R., Reisner, A., Neuwirth, M., Schilcher, K., Arnold, R., Jehl, A., Rattei, T. and Zechner, E. L. (2011). Functional analysis of the finO distal region of plasmid R1. Plasmid 65(2): 159-168.
  7. Nuk, M. R., Reisner, A. and Zechner, E. L. (2011). The transfer operon of plasmid R1 extends beyond finO into the downstream replication genes. Plasmid 65(2): 150-158.
  8. Reisner, A. and Zechner, E. L. (2007). Lateral mobility and expression of genes in microbial biofilms, In: Anne, J. and Streit, W. (eds). Understanding biofilms and their importance in medicine, industry and environment. Springer.
  9. Reisner, A., Holler, B. M., Molin, S. and Zechner, E. L. (2006). Synergistic effects in mixed Escherichia coli biofilms: conjugative plasmid transfer drives biofilm expansion. J Bacteriol 188(10): 3582-3588.
  10. Reisner, A., Krogfelt, K. A., Klein, B. M., Zechner, E. L. and Molin, S. (2006). In vitro biofilm formation of commensal and pathogenic Escherichia coli strains: impact of environmental and genetic factors. J Bacteriol 188(10): 3572-3581.
  11. Bjergbæk, L. A., Haagensen, J., Reisner, A., Molin, S. and Roslev, P. (2006). Effect of oxygen and growth medium on in vitro biofilm formation by Escherichia coli. Biofilms 3(01): 1-10.
  12. Reisner, A., Hoiby, N., Tolker-Nielsen, T. and Molin, S. (2005). Microbial pathogenesis and biofilm development. Contrib Microbiol 12: 114-131.
Protocols by Andreas Reisner
  1. In vitro Dynamic Model of a Catheterized Bladder and Biofilm Assay