Curriculum Vitae

Irina S. Druzhinina, Ph.D.

PROFESSIONAL ADDRESS

Nanjing Agricultural University, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences.

FungiG Fungal Genomics Group www.FungiG.org

Weigang NO. 1, Nanjing, P.R. China, 210095 Tel +86 15 996344211 Email: Irina.druzhinina@njau.edu.cn

CURRENT POSITIONS

Professor (Full), Research Group Leader

Editor, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, ASM

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1981 – 1991 Gymnasium with emphasis on Mathematics & Physics, school-leaving certificate with honor, Moscow, Russia
  • 1991 – 1996 Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Dept. of Mycology & Algology, Russia. Diploma with honor degree: Botany and Ecology, Mycology and Algology
  • 1996 – 1997 Post-graduate course (Philosophy, Mycology, Genetics of Populations) at the Lomonosov’s Moscow University, Russia
  • 1998 Ratification of Master’s degree in University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1998 – 2001 PhD study in the Institute of Botany, University of Vienna, Austria, Doctor of natural sciences, specialization on Botany, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2001 PhD degree (Doctor of natural science) University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2011 Habilitation on Microbiology (“Privatdozentin”) TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

  • 2002 Postdoc Researcher in the Institute of Risk Research, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • 2002 – 2003 Postdoc Researcher in the Institute of Chemical Engineering, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • 2002 – 2007 Scientific secretary of the International Subcommission on Trichoderma and Hypocrea of IUMS, International Commission on Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF)
  • 2003 – 2014 University assistant in the Institute of Chemical Engineering, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • since 2003 Leader of the Project Group Fungal Diversity and Evolution
  • since 2002 Responsible curator of the TU Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (TUCIM), TU Wien
  • 2003 Training on Phenotype Microarrays, ECORC, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2004 Training on Molecular Evolution, Woods Hole, USA
  • since 2007 Chair of the International Subcommission on Trichoderma and Hypocrea, www.ISTH.info
  • 2008Maternity leave, 10 months
  • 2009 – 2010 Principal investigator for industrial project “Pest management”, BASF, Germany
  • 2008 – 2009 Principal investigator for industrial project “BioDiesel production from microalgae”, TUMA pumpen, Austria
  • 2010 – 2015 Project manager in the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), strategic project “Targeting Enzymes to Polymers”
  • May 2011 Habilitation on Microbiology (“Privatdozentin”)
  • 2011 – 2018 Leader of the Microbiology Research Group (FG), Institute of Chemical Engineering (ICEBE), TU Wien, Austria
  • 2011 – 2013 Lecturer for TVFA (TU Wien) Seminar SCHIMMELPILZE IN GEBÄUDEN
  • 2012 – 2018 Key Researcher in the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)
  • 2013 – 2014 Project Group Leader in the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)
  • 2013 – 2016 Acting head (Bereichsleiterin) of the Research Division Biotechnology and Microbiology, ICEBE, TU Wien, Austria
  • 2014 – 2016 Assistant Professor, ICEBE, TU Wien, Austria
  • 2015 “Leadership in science”, hfp consulting, UK
  • 2016 – 2018 Associate Professor (Laufbahnstelle), ICEBE, TU Wien, Austria
  • 2017 – 2018 Guest Professor FH Campus Wien
  • 2018 – Honored guest Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
  • 2018 – 2023 – Editor in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology, ASM
  • Since 2019 – Professor, Research group leader, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

RESEARCH KEYWORDS

Fungal genomics, fungal communities, genetics, molecular evolution and phylogeny, horizontal gene transfer in fungi, fungal diversity, metagenomics, surface-active proteins, hydrophobins, Trichoderma, mycoparasitism, microbial diversity, DNA BarCoding, phenotype profiles, microbial ecophysiology, heterologous protein production, proteomics, microbial ecology, fungal – bacterial interactions, biological control of fungal pests, plant growth promotion, tropical ecology, insect microbiomes, biological degradation of synthetic polymers