Katharina Cirnski


Katarina Cirnski studied Biotechnology at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She obtained her Master’s degree in 2015. In the following year, she started her work at HIPS as a PhD student.
Her work focuses on Mode of Action (MoA) and Mode of Resistance (MoR) studies of new bioactive compounds supplemented by in vivo toxicity and efficacy evaluation in zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio).


Synthetic and Biological Studies on New Urea and Triazole Containing Cystobactamid Derivatives

Planke T, Cirnski K, Herrmann J, Müller R, Kirschning A (2020)

Chem. Eur. J. 26 (19): 4289-4296DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904073

Cystobactamid 507: Concise Synthesis, Mode of Action, and Optimization toward More Potent Antibiotics

Elgaher W, Hamed M, Baumann S, Herrmann J, Siebenbürger L, Krull J, Cirnski K, Kirschning A, Brönstrup M, Müller R, Hartmann R (2020)

Chem. Eur. J. 26 (32): 7219-7225DOI: 10.1002/chem.202000117

Metabolic Profiling to Determine Bactericidal or Bacteriostatic Effects of New Natural Products using Isothermal Microcalorimetry

Cirnski K, Coetzee J, Herrmann J, Müller R (2020)

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE (164)DOI: 10.3791/61703

PLGA nanocapsules improve the delivery of clarithromycin to kill intracellular Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium abscessus

Anversa Dimer F, Souza Carvalho-Wodarz C, Goes A, Cirnski K, Herrmann J, Schmitt V, Pätzold L, Abed N, Rossi C, Bischoff M, …, Müller R, Lehr C (2020)

Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine 24DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2019.102125

Synthetic studies of cystobactamids as antibiotics and bacterial imaging carriers lead to compounds with high in vivo efficacy

Testolin G, Cirnski K, Rox K, Prochnow H, Fetz V, Grandclaudon C, Mollner T, Baiyoumy A, Ritter A, Leitner C, …, Müller R, Brönstrup M (2020)

Chemical Science 11 (5): 1316-1334DOI: 10.1039/C9SC04769G


Adaptation of a Bacterial Multidrug Resistance System Revealed by the Structure and Function of AlbA

Sikandar A, Cirnski K, Testolin G, Volz C, Brönstrup M, Kalinina O, Müller R, Koehnke J (2018)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (48): 16641-16649DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08895

Concepts and Methods to Access Novel Antibiotics from Actinomycetes

Hug J, Bader C, Remškar M, Cirnski K, Müller R (2018)

Antibiotics 7 (2)DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics7020044