Principle investigator

Dr. rer. nat. Slavica Janevska

Dr. rer. nat. Slavica Janevska


Phone: +49 3641 532-1188


Curriculum vitae

Since 2023

Junior research group leader, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute - (Leibniz-HKI), Jena


Postdoc, junior research group Biobricks of Microbial Natural Product Syntheses (Dr. Vito Valiante), Leibniz-HKI, Jena


Visiting researcher (fellowships from the German Research Foundation and the Foundation van Wijck-Stam-Caspersfonds), Dept. Molecular Plant Pathology (Prof. Martijn Rep), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


'The role of histone modifications in Fusarium oxysporum pathogenicity'


Postdoc, junior research group Biobricks of Microbial Natural Product Syntheses (Dr. Vito Valiante), Leibniz-HKI, Jena


Postdoc, Dept. Molecular Biotechnology of Fungi (Prof. Bettina Tudzynski), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster)


PhD with honors (summa cum laude), Dept. Molecular Biotechnology of Fungi (Prof. Bettina Tudzynski), WWU Münster


Dissertation ‘Exploring the biosynthesis and regulation of novel secondary metabolite gene clusters in Fusarium fujikuroi via a combination of bioinformatic, molecular and chemical approaches’


Master of Science in Biotechnology, WWU Münster


International research stay, University of Bristol, UK


Bachelor of Science in Biosciences, WWU Münster


Abitur (A-levels), Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Oberhausen

Selected publications

Janevska S, Ferling I, Jojić K, Rautschek J, Hoefgen S, Proctor RH, Hillmann F, Valiante V (2020) Self-protection against the sphingolipid biosynthesis inhibitor fumonisin B1 is conferred by a FUM cluster-encoded ceramide synthase. mBio 11: e00455-20

Janevska S, Güldener U, Sulyok M, Tudzynski B, Studt L (2018) Set1 and Kdm5 are antagonists for H3K4 methylation and regulators of the major conidiation-specific transcription factor gene ABA1 in Fusarium fujikuroi. Environ Microbiol 20: 3343-3362

Janevska S, Baumann L, Sieber CMK, Münsterkötter M, Ulrich J, Kämper J, Güldener U, Tudzynski B (2018) Elucidation of the two H3K36me3 histone methyltransferases Set2 and Ash1 in Fusarium fujikuroi unravels their different chromosomal targets and a major impact of Ash1 on genome stability. Genetics 208: 153-171

Niehaus E*, Kim H*, Münsterkötter M*, Janevska S*, Arndt B, Kalinina SA, Houterman PM, Ahn I, AlbertiI, Tonti S, Kim D, Sieber CMK, Humpf H, Yun S, Güldener U, Tudzynski B (2017) Comparative genomics of geographically distant Fusarium fujikuroi isolates revealed two distinct pathotypes correlating with secondary metabolite profiles. PLoS Pathog 13: e1006670

Janevska S, Arndt B, Niehaus E, Burkhardt I, Rösler SM, Brock NL, Humpf H, Dickschat JS, Tudzynski B (2016) Gibepyrone biosynthesis in the rice pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi is facilitated by a small polyketide synthase gene cluster. J Biol Chem 291: 27403-27420

*, Authors contributed equally