Dr. Nils Thieme

Room No. 025/016

Tel.: +49 8161 / 71 5464
Fax: +49 8161 / 71 5475

E-Mail: n.thieme@tum.de

 Curriculum vitae Nils Thieme (born 1988 in Erfurt, Germany)


since 2019      Institute for Microbiology (Prof. Liebl), Technical University Munich,  Postdoctoral Researcher

2014 – 2019   PhD student at TUM in the Wood Research Institute Munich (HFM), Professorship

for Wood Bioprocesses

topic: Plant polysaccharide perception and its molecular regulation – with a focus

on pectin degradation – in Neurospora crassa

2012 – 2014   M.Sc. Biology at Technische Universität Braunschweig

                        thesis: Influence of the MAP-kinase-kinase MEK2 on cell-cell fusion, tropism and

sexual development of Neurospora crassa

2008 – 2012   B.Sc. Biology at Technische Universität Braunschweig






Horta MAC, Thieme N, Gao Y, Burnum-Johnson KE, Nicora CD, Gritsenko MA, et al. Broad substrate-specific phosphorylation events are associated with the initial stage of plant cell wall recognition in Neurospora crassa. BioRxiv 2019:711085. doi:10.1101/711085.


Protzko RJ, Hach CA, Coradetti ST, Hackhofer MA, Magosch S, Thieme N, et al. Genome-wide and enzymatic analysis reveals efficient D-galacturonic acid metabolism in the basidiomycete yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides. BioRxiv 2019:675652. doi:10.1101/675652.


Hassan L, Reppke MJ, Thieme N, Schweizer SA, Mueller CW, Benz JP. Comparing the physiochemical parameters of three celluloses reveals new insights into substrate suitability for fungal enzyme production. Fungal Biol Biotechnol 2017;4:10. doi:10.1186/s40694-017-0039-9.


Serrano A, Illgen J, Brandt U, Thieme N, Letz A, Lichius A, et al. Spatio-temporal MAPK dynamics mediate cell behavior coordination during fungal somatic cell fusion. J Cell Sci 2018;131:jcs213462. doi:10.1242/jcs.213462.


Thieme N, Wu VW, Dietschmann A, Salamov AA, Wang M, Johnson J, et al. The transcription factor PDR-1 is a multi-functional regulator and key component of pectin deconstruction and catabolism in Neurospora crassa. Biotechnol Biofuels 2017;10:149. doi:10.1186/s13068-017-0807-z.


Seibert T, Thieme N, Benz JP. Gene Expression Systems in Fungi: Advancements and Applications. 1st ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27951-0.


Kumar A, Henrissat B, Arvas M, Syed MF, Thieme N, Benz JP, et al. De Novo Assembly and Genome Analyses of the Marine-Derived Scopulariopsis brevicaulis Strain LF580 Unravels Life-Style Traits and Anticancerous Scopularide Biosynthetic Gene Cluster. PLoS One 2015;10:e0140398. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140398.


Kellner Y, Gödecke N, Dierkes T, Thieme N, Zagrebelsky M, Korte M. The BDNF effects on dendritic spines of mature hippocampal neurons depend on neuronal activity. Front Synaptic Neurosci 2014;6:5. doi:10.3389/fnsyn.2014.00005.