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Katharina Spath

  • Academic degree: Dipl.-Ing., Bakk.techn.
  • Date of birth: September 16th, 1983
  • Place of birth: Oberpullendorf
  • Citizenship: Austria
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Education

  • Since 2009: PhD thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences; CD-laboratory for genetically engineered lactic acid bacteria: Vector design and optimization of transformation of different industrial LAB strains"
  • 2008 - 2009: diploma thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences; Baculo Virus Group of Prof. Dr. Reingard Grabherr: Vector-free cloning and heterologous expression of an endo-1,4-β-glucanase from Bacillus subtilis in Lactobacillus plantarum
  • 2006 - 2009: academic studies at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna: Master in Biotechnology
  • 2002 - 2006: academic studies at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna: Baccalaureate in Food and Biotechnology
  • 1995 - 2002: Realgymnasium BRG, Mattersburg

 

Employment History 

 

  • Since 2009: PhD thesis at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences; CD-laboratory for genetically engineered lactic acid bacteria
  • July – August 2007: St. Anna Children’s Cancer Resource Institute, Genetics of Leukemia, Group of Sabine Strehl
  • July – August 2005: AKH Wien, Institute for medical and chemical laboratory diagnostic, Group of Christine Mannhalter

Publications

  • Spath K., Heinl S., Egger E.,  Grabherr R., 2011. Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus buchneri as Expression Systems: Evaluation of Different Origins of Replication for the Design of Suitable Shuttle Vectors. Molecular Biotechnology. 52(1):40-48
  • Heinl S., Spath K., Egger E., Grabherr R., 2011. Sequence analysis and characterization of two cryptic plasmids derived from Lactobacillus buchneri CD034. Plasmid. 66(3):159-68.

Posters

  • Egger, E., Spath, K., Heinl, S., Gross, S., Grabherr, R. Identification of functional promoter sequences functional in different Lactobacillus strains. ÖGMBT Jahrestagung 2010, Wien.
  • Spath, K., Adamovich, N., Heinl, S., Grabherr, R. Transformation of industrial silage strains Lactobacillus buchneri and Lactobacillus reuteri. ÖGMBT Jahrestagung 2010, Wien.
  • Heinl, S., Spath, K., Egger, E., Gross, S., Schwab, H., Nussbaumer, S.,Grabherr, R., The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Genetically Engineered Lactic Acid Bacteria. ÖGMBT Jahrestagung 2010, Wien.
  • Heinl, S., Spath, K., Egger, E., Gross, S. and Grabherr, R. Sequencing and characterization of two small cryptic plasmids derived from a Lactobacillus buchneri strain isolated from silage. ESF-BU-CeBiTec Conference on Microbes and Industrial Biotechnology, Bielefeld, Germany, 21 – 24 November 2010
  • Egger, E., Heinl, S., Spath, K., Gross, S., Grabherr, R. Identification of strong promoters functional in different Lactobacillus strain. ESF-BU-CeBiTec Conference on Microbes and Industrial Biotechnology, Bielefeld, Germany, 21 – 24 November 2010.
  • Spath, K., Heinl, S., Egger, E., Grabherr, R. Break on through to the other side – electroporation of heavily transformable industrial lactic acid bacteria. ESF-BU-CeBiTec Conference on Microbes and Industrial Biotechnology, Bielefeld, Germany, 21 – 24 November 2010.
  • Egger E., Spath K., Heinl S., Gross S. and Grabherr R. Search for promoters and expression regulatory elements functional in lactic acid bacteria. 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain , Sep. 2009. doi:10.1016/j.nbt.2009.06.686.
  • Spath K., Heinl S., Egger E., Grabherr, R.  Influence of different origins of replication on transformation efficiency, plasmid copy number and plasmid stability in an industrial lactic acid bacterial strain. 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain , Sep. 2009. doi:10.1016/j.nbt.2009.06.289.
  • Heinl, S., Spath, K. and Grabherr, R. Vector-free cloning and heterologous expression of an endo-1,4-β-glucanase from Bacillus subtilis in Lactobacillus plantarum. 5th Conference on Recombinant Protein Production (RPP), Alghero, Italy, Sep. 2008.