Andreas Vilcinskas

Full professor, managing director
Applied Entomology
Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, 35392 Giessen, Germany
E-mail: Andreas.Vilcinskas@agrar.uni-giessen.de
Page: http://www.ime.fraunhofer.de/de/geschaeftsfelder/bio-ressourcen.html

Fields of interest: 

Insect  immunity, epigenetics, antimicrobial peptides, host-parasite-coevolution

 

Recent publications:

Freitak D, Knorr E, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A:
Gender and stressor specific miRNA expression in Tribolium castaneum.
Biology Letters, (2012) in press.

Röhrich R, Ngwa CJ, Wiesner J, Schmidtberg H, Degenkolb T, Fischer R, Pradel G, Vilcinskas A:
Harmonine, a defense compound from the Harlequin Ladybird, inhibits mycobacterial growth and demonstrates multi-stage anti-malarial activity.
Biology Letters, 8, (2012): 308-311.

Degenkolb T, Düring R-A, Vilcinskas A:
Secondary metabolites released by the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides: chemical analyses and possible ecological functions.
Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37(7), (2011): 724-735.

Vilcinskas A:
Anti-Infective therapeutics from the lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella.
Current Pharmaceutical Design, 17 (13), (2011): 1240-1245.

Vogel H, Altincicek B, Glöckner G, Vilcinskas A:
A comprehensive transcriptome and immune-gene repertoire of the lepidopteran model mini-host Galleria mellonella.
BMC Genomics, 12, (2011): 308.

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:
Immunity and other defenses in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum.
Genome Biology, 11(2), (2010): R21.

Vilcinskas A.:
Coevolution between pathogen-derived proteinases and proteinase inhibitors of host insects.
Virulence, 1(3), (2010 ): 206-214.

Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A:
Septic injury inducible genes in medicinal maggots of the blowfly Lucilia sericata.
Insect Molecular Biology, 18, (2009 ): 119-125.

Altincicek B, Stötzl S, Wygrecka M, Preissner K, Vilcinskas A:
Host-derived extracellular nucleic acids enhance innate immune responses, induce coagulation, and prolong survival upon infection in insects.
Journal of Immunology, 181, (2008): 2705-2712.

Altincicek B, Knorr E, Vilcinskas A:
Beetle immunity: Identification of immune-inducible genes from the model insect Tribolium castaneum.
Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 32, (2008): 585-595.