Dr. rer. nat.

Martin Zimmermann

Akademischer Oberrat, Arbeitsgruppenleiter

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Fachgruppe Biologie


Building: SB Biologie, 1. Etage

Room: 42A/122

Worringerweg 1

52074 Aachen


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Peer reviewed Articles


  • Förster J, Halbfeld C, Zimmermann M, Blank LM (2014)
    A blueprint of the amino acid biosynthesis network ofhemiascomycetes
    FEMS Yeast Res, Vol. 14 (7) Link
  • Maassen, N, Panakova, M, Wierckx, N, Geiser, E, Zimmermann, M, Bölker, M, Klinner, U, and Blank, LM (2014)
    Influence of carbon and nitrogen concentration on itaconic acid production by the smut fungus Ustilago maydis
    Engineering in Life Sciences, Vol. 14 (2) Link
  • Eiden S, Koch W, v. Schloss H, Leuchtle B, Xie W, Blank LM, Zimmermann M (2014)
    Ursache und Gefahr einer mikrobiologischen Kontamination in Heizöl EL A Bio
    Kraft- und Brennstoffe (non-peer reviewed), Vol. 130 (10)


  • Geiser, E., Wierckx, N., Zimmermann, M., Blank, L.M. (2013)
    Identification of an endo-1,4-beta-xylanase of Ustilago maydis
    BMC Biotechnology, Vol. 13:59 Link


  • Yang, KM, Lee, NR, Woo, JM, Choi, W, Zimmermann, M, Blank, LM and Park, JB (2012)
    Ethanol reduces mitochondrial membrane integrity and thereby impacts carbon metabolism of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    FEMS Yeast Research, Vol. 12 (6)


  • Dworeck, T., Wolf, K., Zimmermann, M. (2009)
    SpOPT1, a member of the oligopeptide family (OPT) of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, is involved in the transport of glutathione through the outer membrane of the cell.
    Yeast, Vol. 26


  • Omokoko, B., Jäntges U.K., Zimmermann, M., Reiss, M., Hartmeier, W. (2008)
    Isolation of the phe-operon from G. stearothermophilus comprising the phenol degradative meta-pathway genes and a novel transcriptional regulator
    BMC Microbiology, Vol. 8


  • Blazhenko, O.V, Zimmermann, M., Kang, H.A., Bartosz, G., Penninckx, M., Ubiyvovk, V.M., Sibirny, A.A. (2006)
    Accumulation of cadmium ions in the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha
    Biometals, Vol. 19


  • Mergler, M., Wolf, K., Zimmermann, M. (2004)
    Development of a bisphenol A-adsorbing yeast by surface display of the Kluyveromyces yellow enzyme (KYE) on Pichia pastoris
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 63


  • Silberbach, M., Maier, B., Zimmermann, M., Büchs, J. (2003)
    Glucose oxidation by Gluconobacter oxydans: characterization in shaking flasks, scale-up and optimization of the pH-profile
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 62
  • Phlippen, N., Hoffmann, K., Fischer, R., Wolf, K., Zimmermann, M. (2003)
    The glutathione synthetase of Schizosaccharomyces pombe is synthesized as a homodimer but retains full activity when present as a heterotetramer
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 278


  • Zimmermann, M., Wolf, K (2001)
    Heavy metals stress in yeasts
    Recent Research Developments in Genetics, Vol. 1
  • Kriegmaier, M., Zimmermann, M., Wolf, K., Zimmermann, U., Sukhorukov V.L. (2001)
    Dielectric spectroscopy of Schizosaccharomyces pombe using electrorotation and electroorientation
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Vol. 1568


  • Al-lahham, A., Rohde, V., Heim, P., Leuchter, R., Veeck, J., Wunderlich, C., Wolf, K., Zimmermann, M. (1999)
    Biosynthesis of Phytochelatins in the Fission Yeast. Phytochelatin synthesis: a second role for the Glutathione synthetase gene of Schizosaccharomyces pombe
    Yeast, Vol. 15


  • Leuchter, R., Wolf, K., Zimmermann, M. (1998)
    Isolation of an Arabidopsis thaliana cDNA complementing a Schizosaccharomyces pombe mutant which is deficient in phytochelatin synthesis
    Plant Physiol. , Vol. 117
  • Zimmermann, M., Veeck, J., Wolf, K. (1998)
    Minimizing the exposure to UV light when extracting DNA from agarose gels
    BioTechniques, Vol. 25


  • Passoth, V., Zimmermann, M., Klinner, U (1996)
    Peculiarities of the regulation of fermentation and respiration in the crabtree-negative, xylose-fermenting yeast Pichia stipitis
    Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology , Vol. 57/58 (Seventeenth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals)
  • Hansen, M., Albers, M., Backes, U., Coblenz, A., Leuther, H., Neu, R., Schreer, A., Schäfer, B., Zimmermann, M., Wolf, K. (1996)
    The sequence of a 23.4 kb segment on the right arm of chromosome VII from Saccharomyces cerevisiae reveals CLB6, SPT6, RP28A and NUP57 genes, a TY3 element and 11 new open reading frames
    Yeast, Vol. 12


  • Rössler, G., Zimmermann, M. (1995)
    Schäden an einem Grossküchenestrich aus Reaktionsharzmörtel
    boden-wand-decke, Vol. 9
  • Wunderlich, C., Zhao, Q., Zimmermann, M., Wolf, K (1995)
    Physiological characterisation of a cadmium-resistant mutant in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
    Microbiol. Res., Vol. 150


  • Büschges, R., Bahrenberg, G., Zimmermann, M., Wolf, K. (1994)
    NADH : Ubiquinone oxidoreductase in obligate aerobic yeasts
    Yeast, Vol. 10


  • Stoltenburg, R., Klinner, U., Ritzerfeld, P., Zimmermann, M., Emeis, C.-C. (1992)
    Genetic diversity of the yeast Candida utilis
    Curr. Gen., Vol. 22


  • Schillberg, S., Zimmermann, M., Emeis, C.-C. (1991)
    Analysis of hybrids obtained by rare-mating of Saccharomyces strains
    Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., Vol. 35


  • Zimmermann, M., Schillberg, S., Emeis, C.-C. (1989)
    Trennung hochmolekularer DNA durch PFGE-Grundlagen und Anwendungen
    Performance, Vol. 3 (Pharmacia-LKB)
  • Zimmermann, M., Emeis, C.-C. (1989)
    Extracellular polysaccharidases from Trichosporon beigelii
    Yeast, Vol. 5 (Special issue)


  • Zimmermann, M., Hoffmann-Hintz, M., Kolvenbach, M., Emeis, C.-C. (1988)
    OFAGE banding pattems of different yeast genera and of intergeneric yeast hybrids
    J. Bas. Microbiol., Vol. 28


  • Hoffmann, M., Zimmermann, M., Emeis, C.-C. (1987)
    Orthogonal field alternation gel electrophoresis (OFAGE) as a means for the analysis of somatic hybrids obtained by protoplast fusion of different Saccharomyces strains
    Curr. Gen., Vol. 11



  • Zimmermann M., Wolf, K. (2002)
    The Mycota X
    , Berlin, Heidelberg: ed. Springer-Verlag


  • Zimmermann, M., Sipiczki, M. (1996)

    , Berlin, Heidelberg: ed. Springer-Verlag
  • Zimmermann, M., Fournier, P. (1996)
    Nonconventional yeasts in biotechnology
    , Berlin, Heidelberg: ed. Springer-Verlag


  • Zimmermann, M. (1990)
    Untersuchungen zu polysaccharid-spaltenden Enzymen von Hefen der Art Trichosporon beigelii

Oral Presentations


  • Panakova, M., Maassen, N., Zimmermann, M., Bölker, M., Klinner, U. (2009)
    Formation of itaconic acid by the fungus Ustilago maydis MB215
    Annual Conference of the VAAM 2009, Bochum, Germany



  • Förster J., Halbfeld C., Zimmermann M., Blank L. M. (2013)
    Insights into pathway localization in Pichia pastoris
    Yeast 2013, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M., Germany


  • Geiser, E., Panakova, M., Wierckx, N., Zimmermann, M., Blank, L.M. (2012)
    Xylan degradation and itaconic acid productionby Ustilago maydis
    5. TMFB International Workshop of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass”, Aachen, Germany
  • Förster J., Halbfeld C., Zimmermann M., Blank L. M. (2012)
    Improving recombinant protein production by Metabolic Engineering
    Applied Genomics in Industrial Fermentation, Wageningen, Netherlands


  • Nessel, A., Maassen, N., Geiser, E., Vrbova, K., Havlinova, Z., Klinner, U. and Zimmermann, M. (2011)
    Yeast surface display of cellulolytic and xylanolytic enzymes
    33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Seattle, USA (WA)
  • Geiser, E., Maassen, N., Zimmermann, M. and Blank, L.M. (2011)
    Identification of an endo-1,4-beta-xylanase in Ustilago maydis
    Molecular Biology of Fungi - 10th VAAM Symposium, Marburg, Germany
  • Panakova, M., Geiser, E., Maassen, N., Zimmermann, M. (2011)
    Genetically engineered Ustilago maydis and yeast strains
    The 4th TMFB International Workshop, Aachen, Germany


  • Panakova, M., Schumacher A., Maassen N., Zimmermann M., Bölker M., Klinner U. (2010)
    Fungus Ustilago maydis as a novel producer of itaconic acid - a platform chemical
    The 9th International Mycological Congress, Edinburgh, UK
  • Panakova, M., Maassen, N., Zimmermann, M., Bölker, M., Klinner, U. (2010)
    Higl-level production of itaconic acid by the fungus Ustilago maydis
    The 4th Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi, Rotterdam, Nederlands


  • Panakova, M., Maassen, N., Zimmermann, M., Klinner, U. (2009)
    High-level formation of itaconic acid by the fungus Ustilago maydis
    The 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain