Postdoctoral researcher

Research interests
Microbial C and N translocation and transformation
Priming effect
Mycorrhizal associations
Soil-plant-microbe interactions
Functional and taxonomic diversity of fungi
Heavy metal response and resistance of microorganisms
Radioecology of microorganisms
Fungal evolutionary developmental biology
Fungal systematics


  • 2014: Academic assistant at Soil Science of Temperate Ecosystems, Georg-August University Göttingen

  • 2012 - 2014: Postdoctoral researcher within the GRK 1257 Alteration and element mobility at microbe-mineral interfaces at Microbial Communication, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral researcher within the "ProExzellenzprogramm MikroInter" at Microbial Phytopathology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2009: Dr. rer nat. (Biology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Thesis: Ontogeny and phylogeny of gasteroid members of Agaricaceae (Basidiomycetes)

  • 2008 - 2009: Research Assistant at Microbial Phytopathology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2006 - 2008: Scholarship of the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e. V.

  • 2005-2006: Scholarship Landesgraduiertenstipendium des Landes Thüringen

  • 1999-2005: Study of biology (Dipl.-Biol., major subjects: botany; minor subjects: microbiology, ecology) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Einführung in die Bodenbildung und -entwicklung.
Grundlagen der Bodenbiogeochemie
Inorganic Analysis (MES)
Bodenchemische Übung


  • Beimforde C, Feldberg K, Nylinder S, Rikkinen J, Tuovila H, Dörfelt H, Gube M, Jackson DJ, Reitner J, Seyfullah LJ, Schmidt AR, 2014. Estimating the Phanerozoic history of the Ascomycota lineages: Combining fossil and molecular data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 78, 386-398.

  • Brunsch M, Schubert D, Gube M, Ring C, Hanisch L, Linde J, Krause K, Kothe E (2015): Dynein heavy chain, encoded by two genes in Agaricomycetes, is required for nuclear migration in Schizophyllum commune. PLoS ONE 10: e0135616. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135616.

  • Dörfelt H, Gube M, 2007. Secotioid Agaricales (Basidiomycetes) from Mongolia. Feddes Repertorium 118, 103-112.

  • Ebersberger I, de Matos Simoes R, Kupczok A, Gube M, Kothe E, Voigt K, von Haeseler A, 2012. A consistent phylogenetic backbone for the fungi. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, 1319-1334.

  • Gube M, 2007. The gleba development of Langermannia gigantea (Batsch: Pers.) Rostk. (Basidiomycetes) compared to other Lycoperdaceae, and some systematic implications. Mycologia 99, 396-405.

  • Gube M, 2010. Poronia punctata (L. Fr.) Fr. in Thüringen. Zeitschrift für Mykologie 76, 59-66.

  • Gube M, 2016. Fungal molecular response to heavy metal stress, in: Hoffmeister D (Ed), The Mycota Vol. III: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 3rd edition. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, pp. 47-68

  • Sadowski E-M, Beimforde C, Gube M, Rikkinen J, Singh H, Seyfullah LJ, Heinrichs J, Nascimbene PC, Reitner J, Schmidt AR, 2012. The anamorphic genus Monotosporella (Ascomycota) from Eocene amber and from modern Agathis resin. Fungal Biology 116, 1099-1110.

  • Sammer D, Krause K, Gube M, Wagner K, Kothe E, 2016. Hydrophobins in the life cycle of the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Tricholoma vaccinum. PLoS ONE 11, e0167773. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167773

  • Schindler F, Gube M, Kothe E, 2012. Bioremediation and heavy metal uptake: microbial approaches at field scale. In: Kothe E, Varma A, (Eds), Bio-Geo-Interactions in Metal Contaminated Soils. Soil Biology 31. Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 365-384.

  • Schmidt A, Gube M, Schmidt A, Kothe E, 2009. In silico analysis of nickel containing superoxide dismutase evolution and regulation. Journal of Basic Microbiology 49, 109-118.

  • Schmidt AR, Beimforde C, Seyfullah LJ, Wege S-W, Dörfelt H, Girard V, Grabenhorst H, Gube M, Heinrichs J, Nel A, Nel P, Perrichot V, Reitner J, Rikkinen J, 2014. Amber fossils of sooty molds. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 200: 53-64.

  • Vogel M, Günther A, Gube M, Raff J, Kothe E, Bernhard G, 2012. Interaction of Chlorella vulgaris and Schizophyllum commune with U(VI). In: Merkel B, Schipek M, (Eds), The new Uranium mining boom. Challenges and lessons learned. Springer Geology 1. Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 185-192.

  • Völksch B, Thon S, Jacobsen I, Gube M, 2009. Polyphasic study of plant- and clinic-associated Pantoea agglomerans strains reveals indistinguishable virulence potential. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 9: 1381-1391.

  • Wagner K, Linde J, Krause K, Gube M, Koestler T, Sammer D, Kniemeyer O, Kothe E, 2015. Tricholoma vaccinum host communication during ectomycorrhiza formation. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiv1120.

Reviewer for Scientific Journals
Archives of Microbiology
European Journal of Soil Science
Fungal Biology
Journal of Basic Microbiology
Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Mycological Progress
Nova Hedwigia
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Zeitschrift für Mykologie