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Steffen Breinlinger

Research Group Pharnacognosy
Institute of Pharmacy
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Room 703
Hoher Weg 8
D-06120 Halle/Saale

Tel. +49 345 55 25 128

Academic research

PhD thesis:


  • "Hunting down the Eagle Killer - Investigations into the Novel Cyanotoxin Causing Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy" at the 31. Irseer Naturstofftage of the DECHEMA.
    Awarded wit the prize for the best poster! :-)


  • Breinlinger, S., Phillips, T.J., Haram, B.N., Mareš, J., Martínez Yerena, J.A., Hrouzek, P., Sobotka, R., Henderson, W.M., Schmieder, P., Williams, S.M., Lauderdale, J.D., Wilde, H.D., Gerrin, W., Kust, A., Washington, J.W., Wagner, C., Geier, B., Liebeke, M., Enke, H., Niedermeyer, T.H.J., Wilde, S.B. (shared first and shared senior authorship) 2021. Hunting the eagle killer: A cyanobacterial neurotoxin causes vacuolar myelinopathy. Science, 6536: eaax9050   .
  • Kossack, R., Breinlinger, S., Nguyen, T.; Moschny, J.; Straetener, J.; Berscheid, A.; Brötz-Oesterhelt, H.; Enke, H.; Schirmeister, T.; Niedermeyer, T.H.J. 2020. Nostotrebin 6 Related Cyclopentenediones and δ-Lactones with  Broad Activity Spectrum Isolated from the Cultivation Medium of the  Cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. CBT1153. J Nat Prod, 83: 392-400   .
  • Chilczuk, T., Steinborn, C., Breinlinger, S., Zimmermann-Klemd, A.M., Huber, R., Enke, H., Enke, D., Niedermeyer, T.H.J., Gründemann, C. 2020. Hapalindoles from the Cyanobacterium Hapalosiphon sp. Inhibit T Cell Proliferation. Planta Med 2020, 86: 96-103   .

Teaching at the Institute of Pharmacy

Supervision of practical courses (practical lab work, seminar)

  • „Pharmaceutical Biology I“
  • „Pharmaceutical BiologyII“
  • Botanical Excursions