Ph. D. Thesis

“RFLP and RAPD mapping in Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.), Ph. D. Thesis, University of Vienna, 1995


Lehner, A., Fricker-Feer, C., Stephan , R., (2013). Cronobacter spp. (E. sakazakii): Ein Lebensmittelinfektionserreger. Behr’s Verlag, 1. Auflage.

Stephan, R., Lehner, A., Zweifel, C., Hächler, H., (2014). Non-typhöse Salmonellen: Lebensmittelhygienische Bedeutung. Behr`s Verlag, 1. Auflage.

Contributions to books

Kreike, J., Lehner, A., and Bauer, G., (1993). Sensitivity and discriminative power of HLA-DQ-Alpha- and D1S80- amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the analysis of forensic mixed stains. In: “Advances in Forensic Sciences, Vol. 6, Forensic Haemogenetics” (Jacob, B. and Bonte, W., Eds.),167 –171.

Kreike, J., Lehner, A., Friedrich, E. and Tauscher, O., (1996). Forensic investigations after sexual abuse of several infants: a criminal case report. In: “Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics”, Vol. 6 (Carracedo, A., Brinkmann, B. and Bär, W., Eds.). Springer Verlag, Berlin, 295 –297.

Lehner, A., Iversen, C., Fanning, S., Stephan, R., (2009). Book chapter: 26: Enterobacter. In: „Molecular detection of food borne pathogens“ (Lui, D. Y., Ed.). CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 361- 367.

Lehner, A., (2012). Book chapter 10: Desiccation stress response in Cronobacter species. In: „Stress responses in foodborne microorganisms“. (Wong, H-C., Ed.), Nova Science Publishers Inc., 279-292.

Tall, B.D., Gopinath, G., Gangiredla, J., Patel, I.R., Fanning, S., Lehner, A. (2019) Cronobacter Species. Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 5th Ed. Editors: M. P. Doyle, F. Diez-Gonzalez, and C. Hill ©2019 ASM Press, Washington, DC, doi:10.1128/9781555819972.ch14

Jang, H., Gopinath, G., Flavia Negrete F., Weinstein, L, Lehner, A., Fanning, S., Tall, B.D. (2021). Book Chapter 15: Cronobacter species. In: „Foodborne infections and intoxications“, 5th Ed. Editors: J, Glenn Morris Jr., Duc Vugia, © Academic Press 2021, eBook ISBN:9780128205747, 266-283.


Scientific Publications (Peer – Reviewed)

  1. Kreike, J. und Lehner, A. (1994). Geschlechtsbestimmung mittels PCR bei der DNA Typisierung von gemischten Spuren. Zentralblatt Rechtsmedizin, 41, 467 – 468.
  2. Kreike, J., and Lehner A. (1995). Sexdetermination and DNA – competition in the analysis of forensic mixed strains by PCR. Int J. Leg. Med., 107, 235-8.
  3. Lehner, A., Campbell, M. A., Wheeler, N.C., Poykko, T., Gloessl, J., Kreike, J., and Neale, D. B., (1995). Identification of a RAPD marker linked to the pendula gene in Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst. F. pendula). Theor. Appl. Genet. 91, 1092 – 94.
  4. Kreike, J., and Lehner, A., (1997). Rapid screening of multiple forensic stains by SSCP analysis of HLA-DQAlpha amplification products. J. Forensic Sci. 42(4), 715-17.
  5. Wagner, M., Lehner, A., and Brandl, E., (1998). Comparison of three different techniques for molecular differentiation of foodborne and clinical Listeria strains: Single Strand Conformation Polymorphisms, Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Polymorphisms and Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis. Arch. Lebensmittelhygiene, 49, 57 – 61
  6. Wagner, M., Lehner, A., Klein, D., and Bubert, A., (1999). SSCP in the hly A gene and PCR analysis of a repeat region in the iap gene to identify and type Listeria monocytogenes. J. Food Prot. 63(3), pp 332-36.
  7. Asperger, H., Heistinger, H., Wagner, M., Lehner, A., and Brandl, E., (1999). A contribution of Listeria enrichment methodology – growth of Listeria under varying conditions concerning enrichment broth composition, cheese matrices and competing microbial flora. Food Micro. 16(4), 419-31.
  8. Bubert, A., Hein, I., Rauch, M., Lehner, A., Yoon, B., Goebel, W., and Wagner, M., (1999). Detection and differentiation of Listeria by a single reaction based on multiplex PCR. Appl. Envir. Micro. 65(10), 614-17.
  9. Wagner, M., Weber, C. T., Lehner, A., Asperger, H., Heistinger, H., and Brandl, E,. (1999). The influence of cheese matrix, microbial flora and enrichment broths on the detection of Listeria monocytogenes by PCR and the Vidas assay. Milchwissenschaft 54(6), 310-314.
  10. Lehner, A., Loncarevic, S., Wagner, M., Kreike, J., and Brandl, E., (1999). A rapid differentiation of food and human isolates of Listeria monocytogenes by use of PCR – SSCP in the hly A locus. J. Microbiol. Meth. 34, 165 – 171.
  11. Özbas, Z.Y., Lehner, A., and Wagner M., (2000). Development of a multiplex and semi – nested PCR assay for the detection of Yersinia enterocolitica and Aeromonas hydrophila in raw milk samples. Food Microbiol., 17(2), 197 –203.
  12. Lehner, A., Schneck, C., Feierl, G., Pless, P., Deutz, A., Brandl, E., and Wagner M., (2000). Epidemiologic application of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis to an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni in an Austrian youth centre. Epidemiol. Infect. 125(1), 13 – 6.
  13. Wagner, M., Potocnik, T., Lehner, A., Dengg, J., Pless, P., and Brandl, E., (2000). A two – step multiplex – seminested polymerase chain reaction assay (m – sn PCR) for the simultaneous identification of four major pathogens. Milk Scienc. Intern. 55(1), 3-6.
  14. Wagner, M., Podstatzky-Lichtenstein, L., Lehner, A., Asperger, H., Baumgartner, W., and Brandl, E., (2000). Prolonged excretion of Listeria monocytogenes in a subclinical case of mastitis. Milchwissenschaft, 55(9), 50-53.
  15. Wagner, M., Lehner, A., Klein, D., and Bubert A., (2000). Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP) in the hlyA gene and PCR analysis of a repeat region in the iap gene to identify and type Listeria monocytogenes. Food Prot., 63(3), 332-6.
  16. Özbas, Z. Y., Lehner A, and Wagner M., (2000). The design and optimization of the multiplex PCR for detection of Mycoplasma agalactiae, Yersinia enterocolitica and Aeromonas hydrophila in raw milk. Food Micro., 17(2),197-203
  17. Hein, I., Klein, D., Lehner, A., Bubert, A., Brandl, E., and Wagner, M., (2001). Detection and quantification of the iap gene of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua in a new real – time quantitative PCR assay. Microbiol., 152(1), 34-46.
  18. Hein, I., Lehner, A., Rieck, P., Klein, K., Brandl, E., and Wagner, M., (2001). Comparison of different approaches to quantify Staphylococcus aureus cells by Real Time Quantitative PCR and application of this technique for examination in cheese. Appl. Environ. Micro. 67(7), 3122-6.
  19. Juretschko, S., Loy, A., Lehner, A., and Wagner, M., (2002). The microbial   community composition of a nitrifying-denitrifying activated sludge from an industrial sewage treatment plant analyzed by the full-cycle rRNA approach. Appl. Microbiol., 25, 84-99.
  20. Loy, A., Lehner, A., Lee, N., Adamczyk J., Meier, H., Ernst, J., Schleifer, K.-H., and Wagner, M., (2002). An oligonucleotide microarray for 16S rRNA gene based detection of all recognized lineages of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in the environment. Environ. Micro., 68(10), 5064-81.
  21. Adamczyk, J., Hesselsoe, M., Iversen, N., Horn, M., Lehner, A., Nielsen, P.,H., Schloter, M., Roslev, P., and Wagner, M., (2003). The isotope array: a new tool for determination of microbial community structure and function using substrate mediated labeling of ribosomal RNA. Appl. Environ. , 69(11), 6875-87.
  22. Loy, A., Küsel, K., Lehner, A., Drake, H. L., and Wagner, M., (2004). Microarray and functional gene analyses of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in low-sulfate, acidic fens reveal cooccurrence of recognized genera and novel lineages. Appl. Environ. Micro. 70 (12), 6998–7009.
  23. Lehner, A., and Stephan, R., (2004). Microbiological, epidemiological, and food safety aspects of Enterobacter sakazakii. J. Food Prot., 67(12), 2850-7.
  24. Lehner, A., Tasara, T., and Stephan, R., (2004). 16S rRNA gene based analysis of Enterobacter sakazakii strains from different sources and development of a PCR assay for identification. BMC Microbiology, 4(1), 43.
  25. Loy, A., Schulz, C., Lücker, S., Schöpfer-Wendels, A., Stoecker, K., Baranyi, C., Lehner, A., and Wagner, M., (2005). 16S rRNA gene-based oligonucleotide microarray for environmental monitoring of the betaproteobacterial order “Rhodocyclales”. Appl. Environ. Micro. 71(3), 1373-1386.
  26. Schmid, M. W., Lehner, A., Stephan, R., Schleifer, K. H., and Meier, H., (2005). Development and application of oligonucleotide probes for the fast, reliable and specific in-situ detection of thermophilic Campylobacter in food samples. Int. J. Food Micro. 205: 245-255.
  27. Lehner, A., Tasara, T., and Stephan, R., (2005). Relevant aspects of Arcobacter spp. as potential food borne pathogen. Int. J. Food Micro. 102:127-135.
  28. Lehner, A., Loy, A., Behr, T., Gaenge, H., Ludwig, W., Wagner, M., and Schleifer, K. H., (2005). Oligonucleotide microarray for identification of Enterococcus species in food samples. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 246:133-142.
  29. Lehner, A., Riedel, K., Breeuwer,,P., Diep, B., Eberl, L., and Stephan, R., (2005). Biofilm formation, extracellular polysaccharide production and cell-to-cell signaling in various Enterobacter sakazakii strains: aspects promoting environmental persistence. Int. J. Food Micro. 105: 245-255..
  30. Lehner, A., Riedel, , Rattei, T., Ruepp, A., Breeuwer, P., Diep, B., Eberl, L., and Stephan, R., (2006). Molecular characterization of the alpha glucosidase activity in Enterobacter sakazakii reveals the presence of a putative gene cluster for palatinose metabolism. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 29(8), 609-25
  31. Lehner, A., Nitzsche, S., Breeuwer, P., Diep, B., Thelen, K., and Stephan, R., (2006). Evaluation of two different chromogenic media, an alpha glucosidase based PCR system and a commercial oligonucleotide probe based system for specific identification of Enterobacter sakazakii. BMC Microbiol. 6:15.
  32. Mange, J.-P., Stephan, R., Borel, N., Wild, P., Kim, K. S. Pospischil, A., and Lehner, A., (2006). Adherence of Enterobacter sakazakii to human epithelial and brain microvascular endothelial cells-an essential virulence factor. BMC Microbiol. 6:58.
  33. Strous, M., Pelletier, E., Mangenot, S., Rattei, T., Lehner, A., Taylor, M. W., Horn, M., Daims, H., Bartol-Mavel, D., Wincker, P., Barbe, V., Fonknechten, N., Vallenet, D., Segurens, B., Schenowitz-Truong, C., Medigue, C., Collingro, A., Snel, B., Dutilh, B. E., Op den Camp, H. J. M., van der Drift, C., Cirpus, I., van de Pas-Schonen, K. T., Harhangi, H. R., van Niftrik, L., Schmid, M., Keltjens, J., van de Vossenberg, J., Kartal, B., Meier, H., Frishman, D., Huynen, M. A., Mewes, H. W., Weißenbach, J., Jetten, M. S. M., Wagner, M., and Les Paslier, D., (2006). Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome. Nature 440: 790-94.
  34. Rütten, M., Lehner, A., Pospischil, A., and Sydler, T., (2006). Cerebral Listeriosis in an adult Freiberger Gelding. J. Comp. Pathol. 134 (2-3): 249-53.
  35.  Lehner, A., Grimm, M., Rattei, T., Ruepp, A., Frishman, D., Manzardo, G., and Stephan R., (2006). Cloning and characterization of Enterobacter sakazakii pigment genes and in situ spectroscopic analysis of the pigment. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 265(2): 244-8.
  36. Stephan, R., Van Trappen, S., Cleenwerck, I., Vancanneyt, M., De Vos, P., and Lehner, A., (2007). Enterobacter turicensis, sp. nov. and Enterobacter helveticus, sp. nov. isolated from fruit powder. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Micro. 57: 820-826.
  37. Riedel, K. and Lehner, A., (2007). Identification of proteins involved in osmotic stress response in the opportunistic foodborne pathogen Enterobacter sakazakii by proteomics. Proteomics 7: 1217- 1231.
  38. Iversen,, Lehner, A., Mullane, N., Bidlas, E., Cleenwerck, I., Marugg, J., Fanning, S., Stephan, R., and Joosten, H., (2007). The taxonomy of Enterobacter sakazakii: proposal of a new genus Cronobacter gen. nov. and descriptions of Cronobacter sakazakii subsp. sakazakii, comb. nov., Cronobacter sakazakii subsp. malonaticus subsp. nov., Cronobacter turicensis sp. nov., Cronobacter muytjensii sp. nov., Cronobacter dublinensis sp. nov., and Cronobacter genomospecies 1. BMC Evol. Microbiol. 7:64.
  39. Iversen, , Lehner, A., Mullane, N., Marugg, J., Fanning, S., Stephan, R., and Joosten, H., (2007). The identification of Cronobacter spp. (Enterobacter sakazakii). J. Clin. Microbiol., 45(11): 3814-16.
  40. Grimm, M., Stephan, R., Iversen, C., Manzardo, G., Rattei,T., Riedel,K., Ruepp,A., Frishman,D., and Lehner, A., (2008). Cellulose as an extra-cellular matrix component present in Enterobacter sakazakii biofilms. J. Food Prot., 71(1): 13-18.
  41. Iversen, C., Lehner, A., Mullane, N., Tall., B. D., Fanning S., Stephan, R., and Joosten, H., (2008). Cronobacter nov., a new genus to accommodate the biogroups of Enterobacter sakazakii, and proposal of Cronobacter sakazakii gen. nov., comb. nov., C. turicensis sp. nov., C. muytjensii sp. nov., C. dublinensis sp. nov., Cronobacter genomospecies 1, and of five subspecies. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Micro, 58: 1442-7.
  42. Stephan,, Van Trappen,S., Iversen,C., Joosten,H., De Vos,P., and Lehner, A., (2008). Enterobacter pulveris, sp. nov. isolated from fruit powder, infant formula and infant formula production environment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Micro., 58: 237-41.
  43. Iversen, C., Druggan, P., Schumacher, S., Lehner, A., Feer, C., Gschwend, K., Joosten, H., Stephan, R., (2008). Development of a novel screening method for the isolation of Cronobacter (Enterobacter sakazakii).
 Appl. Environ. Micro., 74: 2550-2552.
  44. Rothballer M., Eckert, B., Schmid, M., Fekete, A., Schloter, M., Lehner, A., Pollmann, S. and Hartmann, A., (2008). Endophytic root colonization of gramineous plants by Herbaspirillum frisingense. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 66: 85-95.
  45. Iversen, C., Lehner A., Fricker, C., Gschwend, K., and Stephan, R., (2008). Genotyping of Cronobacter (Enterobacter sakazakii) strains isolated from an infant formula processing plant. Archives for Food Hygiene. 60: 66-72.
  46. Zihler, A., Le Blay, G. de Wouters, T., Lacroix, C., Braegger, C., Lehner, A., Tischler, P., Rattei, T., Haechler, H., Stephan, R., (2009). In vitro inhibition activity of different bacteriocin-producing coli against Salmonella strains isolated from clinical cases. Let. Appl. Micro. 49: 31-38.
  47. Carranza, P., Hartmann, I., Lehner, A., Stephan, R., Gehrig, P., Grossmann, J., Barkow-Oesterreicher, S., Roschitzki, B., Eberl., L., Riedel., K., (2009). Towards a comprehensive proteome mapping of the opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter turicensis Proteomics. (9)13:3564-79.
  48. Schmid,, Iversen, C., Gontia, I., Stephan,R., Hofmann, A., Hartmann,A., Jha, B., Eberl, L., Riedel, K., and Lehner, A., (2009). Evidence for a plant associated natural habitat of Cronobacter spp. Res. Micro., 160: 608-614.
  49. Stoop, B., Lehner, A., Iversen, C., Fanning, S., Stephan, R., (2009). Development and evaluation of rpoB based PCR systems to differentiate the six proposed species within the genus Cronobacter. Int J. Food Micro. 136, 165-168.
  50. Healy, B., Huynh, N., Mullane, N., O`Brien, S., Iversen, C., Lehner, A., Parker, C. T., Fanning, S., (2009). Microarray-based comparative genomic indexing of the Cronobacter genus (Enterobacter sakazakii). Int J. Food Micro. 136, 159-164.
  51. Johler, S., Stephan, R., Hartmann, I., Kühner, K., A., Lehner, A., (2009). Genes involved in yellow pigmentation in Cronobacter sakazakii ES5 and its role in view of persistence and growth. Appl. Environ. Micro. 76:1053-1061.
  52. Hartmann, I., Carranza, P., Lehner, A., Stephan, R., Eberl., L., and Riedel, K., (2010). Genes involved in Cronobacter sakazakii biofilm formation. Appl. Environ. Micro. 78, 2251-2261.
  53. Carranza, P., Hartmann,, Lehner, A., Stephan, R., Gehrig, P., Grossmann, J., Gröbel, K., Hölzle, L., Eberl, L., and Riedel, K., (2010). A gel-free quantitative proteomics approach to investigate temperature adaptation of the food-borne pathogen Cronobacter turicensis 3032. Proteomics, 10, 3248-3261.
  54. Lehner, A., Fricker-Feer, C., Gschwend, K., Stephan, R., (2010). Identification of Enterobacteriaceae and Cronobacter in raw milk, milk concentrate and milk powder: prevalence and genotyping. Archives for Food Hygiene. 61:22-26.
  55. Polkinghorne , A., Schmidt-Posthaus, H., Meijer, A., Lehner, A., Vaughan, L. (2010). Novel Chlamydiales associated with epitheliocystis in a Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata). Aqu. Org., 91, 75-81.
  56. Stephan, R., Ziegler, D., Pflüger, V., Vogel, G., Lehner, A. (2010). Rapid genus and species specific identification of Cronobacter by MALDI-TOF Mass spectrometry. J. Clin. Microbiol., 48(8), 2846-51.
  57. Lehner, A., (2010). Cronobacter (former Enterobacter sakazakii) spp. – its effect in dairy product safety, quality and trade. Aus. J. Dairy Tech. 65(2), 63-67.
  58. Stephan, R., Lehner, A., Tischler, P., Rattei, T. (2011). Complete genome sequence of Cronobacter turicensis LMG 23827, a foodborne pathogen causing deaths in neonates. J. Bact. 193, 309-310.
  59. Fricker-Feer, C., Cernela, N., Lehner, A., Stephan R. (2011). Evaluation of three commercially available real-time PCR based systems for detection of Cronobacter. Int J. Food Micro. 146, 200-202.
  60. Lehner, A., Fricker-Feer, C., Stephan, R. (2011). Detection, identification and typing methods for Cronobacter – a review. Archives for Food Hygiene, 62, 175-180.
  61. Fricker-Feer, C., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., (2012). Genetic diversity of multiple Cronobacter Isolates from cultural positive powdered infant formulae, ingredients and environment samples – consequences for epidemiological studies in processing plants. Milk Sci. Int. 67 (3), 250–253.
  62. Lehner, A., Fricker-Feer, C., Stephan, R. (2012). Identification of the recently described Cronobacter condimenti by a rpoB based PCR system. Med. Microbiol., 61:1034 – 1035
  63. Lange, C., Tobler, K., Lehner, A., Vetsch, E., Favrot, C. (2012). A case of pigmented plaque associated with the presence of a Chi-pappilomavirus. Veterinary Dermatology 23, 76–80.
  64. Hächler, H., Kotsakis, S.D., Tzouvelekis, L.S., Geser, N., Lehner, A., Miriagou, V., Stephan, R. (2013). Characterization of CTX-M-117, a Pro174Gln Variant of CTX-M-15 Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase from a bovine Escherichia coli isolate. Int. J. Antimic. Agents, 41, 94-95.
  65. Lange, C., Tobler, K., Lehner, A., Grest, P., Welle M., Favrot, C. (2013). EcPV2 DNA in equine pappilomas, in situ and invasive squamous cell carcinomas supports pappilomavirus etiology. Veterinary Pathology, 50, 686-692.
  66. Moser, A., Stephan, R., Sager, J., Corti, S., Lehner, A. (2013). Arcanobacterium pluranimalium leading to a bovine mastitis: Species identification by a newly developed pla gene based PCR. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155, 373-375.
  67. Moser, A., Stephan, R., Corti, S., Lehner, A. (2013). Resistance profiles and genotypes of Escherichia coli strains isolated from acute bovine mastitis. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155, 351-358.
  68. Müller, A., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., (2013). Identification and characterization of Cronobacter sakazakii isolates from a Swiss infant formula producing facility. J. Food Prot., 76, 883–887.
  69. Schwizer, S., Tasara, T., Zurfluh, K., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., (2013). Identification and characterization of factors modulating serum tolerance in Cronobacter sakazakii. BMC Microbiology, 13:38.
  70. Guidi, V., Lehner, A., Lüthi, P., Tonolla, M., (2013). Dynamics of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and Lysinibacillus sphaericus spores in urban catch basins after simultaneous application against mosquito larvae. PLoS One. 8(2):e55658. Published online 2013 February 4. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055658
  71. Johler,S., Tichaczek-Dischinger,P. S., Rau,J., Lehner, A., Adam, M., Stephan R., (2013). Outbreak of staphylococcal food poisining due to SEA producing Staphylococcus aureus. Food. Path. Dis., 10, 777-781.
  72.  Grim, C. J., Kotewicz, M. L., Power, K. A., Franco, A. A., Jarvis, K. G., Gopinath, G., Yan, Q. Q., Jackson, S. A., Hu, L, Sathyamoorthy, V., Pagotto, F., Iversen, C., Lehner, A., Stephan, R., Fanning, S., Tall, B. D., (2013). Pan genome analysis of the emerging foodborne pathogen Cronobacter suggests a species-level bidirectional divergence driven by niche adaptation. BMC Genomics, 05/2013 14(1):366.
  73. Hächler, H., Marti, G., Giannini, P., Lehner, A., Jost, M., Beck, J., Weiss, , Bally, B., Jermini, M., Stephan, R., Baumgartner, A. (2013). Outbreak of Listeriosis in Switzerland due to imported cooked ham. Eurosurveillance, 18(18):pii=20469
  74. Brandl, H., Fricker-Feer, C., Ziegler, D., Mandal, J., Stephan, R., Lehner, A. (2014). Characterization of airborne organisms in a Swiss dairy processing facility. J Dairy Sci. 97(1), 240-6.
  75. Müller, A., Hächler, H., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., (2014). Presence of AmpC beta-lactamases conferring unusual resistance phenotype in Cronobacter sakazakii and Cronobacter malonaticus. Drug Resist. 20(4):275-280.
  76. Althaus, D., Lehner, A., Brisse, S., Maury, M., Tasara, T., Stephan, R. (2014). Characterization of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated during 2011-2013 from human infections in Switzerland. Foodborne Pathog. Dis. 11(10):753-758.
  77. Schauer,, Lehner, A., Dietrich, R., Kleinsteuber, I., Canals, R., Zurfluh, K., Weiner, K., Märtlbauer, E. (2014). A Cronobacter turicensis O1 antigen specific monoclonal antibody inhibits bacterial motility and entry into epithelial cells. Infect. Immun. 83(3): 876-887.
  78. Stephan, R., Althaus, D., Kiefer, S., Lehner, A., Hatz, C., Jost, M., Gerber, N., Baumgartner, A., Hächler, H., Mäusezahl-Feuz, M. (2015). Nationwide outbreak of listeriosis due to ready-to-eat salad in Switzerland. Food Control 57, 14-17
  79. Eshwar, A. K., Tasara, T., Stephan, R., Lehner, A. (2015). Influence of FkpA variants on survival and replication of Cronobacter in human macrophages. Res. Microbiol. 166:186-195.
  80. Fehr, A., Eschwar, A. K. Neuhauss, S.C.F., Ruetten, M., Lehner, A., Vaughan, L. (2015). Evaluation of zebrafish embryos as a model to study the pathogenesis of the opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter turicensis. Emerg. Microb. Infect, 4, e29.
  81. Tall, B. D., Gangiredla, J., Gopinath, G. R.,Yan, Q. Q., Chase, H. R., Lee, B., Hwang, S., Trach, L., Park, E., Yoo, Y. J., Chung, T. J., Jackson, S. A., Patel, I. R., Sathyamoorthy, V., Pava-Ripoll, M., Kotewicz, M. L., Carter, L., Iversen, C., Pagotto, F., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., Fanning S., Grim, C.J. (2015). Development of a custom-designed, pan genomic DNA microarray to characterize strain-level diversity among Cronobacter spp. Front. Pediatr. 3:36.
  82. Suppiger, A., Eshwar, A. K., Stephan, R., Kaever, V., Eberl., L., Lehner, A. (2016). The DSF type quorum sensing signalling system RpfF/R regulates diverse phenotypes in the opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter. Scientific Reports 6, 18753; doi: 10.1038/srep18753
  83. Burgess, C.M., Gianotti, A., Grusdev, N., Holah, J., Knøchel, S., Lehner, A., Margas., E, Schmitz Esser, S., Shlomp, S., Tresse, O. (2016). The response of foodborne pathogens to osmotic and desiccation stresses in the food chain. Int. J. Food Micro.,  221:37–53.
  84. Eshwar, A.K., Tall, B. D., Gangiredla, J., Gopinath, G. R., Patel, I. R., Neuhauss, S. C. F., Stephan, R., Lehner, A. (2016). Linking Genomo- and Pathotype: Exploiting the Zebrafish Embryo Model to Investigate the Divergent Virulence Potential Among Cronobacter PLoS ONE 11(6): e0158428. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158428
  85. Fehr, A., Ruetten, M., Seth-Smith, H., Nufer, L., Voegtlin, A., Lehner, A., Greup, G., Crosier, P., Neuhauss, S. C., Vaughan, L. (2016). A zebrafish model for Chlamydia infection with the obligate intracellular pathogen Waddlia chondrophila. Front. Microbiol. | doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01829.
  86. Stoller, A., Stephan, R., Fricker-Feer, C., Lehner, A., (2016). Epidemiological investigation of a powdered infant formula product batch contaminated with Cronobacter in a Swiss infant formula production facility. Austin Food Sci. 2016; 1(6): 1028.
  87. Tall, B. D., Gangiredla, J, Grim, C. J., Patel., I. R., Jackson, S. A., Mammal, M. K., Kothary, M. H., Sathyamoorthy, V., Carter, L., Fanning, S., Iversen, C., Pagotto, F., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., Farber, J., Yan, Q. Q., Gopinath, G. R. (2017). Use of a Pan-Genomic DNA microarray in determination of the phylogenetic relatedness among Cronobacter spp. and Its use as a data mining tool to understand Cronobacter biology. Microarrays (Basel). 2017 Mar 4;6(1). pii: E6. doi: 10.3390/microarrays6010006.
  88. Althaus, D., Jermini, M., Giannini, P., Martinetti, G., Reinholz, D., Nüesch-Inderbinen,  M., Lehner, A., Stephan, R.  (2017). Local outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b sequence type 6 due to contaminated meat pâté. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 14, 219-222. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2016.2232.
  89. Chase, H.R., Gopinath, G.R., Eshwar, A.K., Stoller, A., Fricker-Feer, C., Gangiredla, J., Patel, I.R., Cinar, H.N., Jeong, H., Lee, C., Negrete, F., Finkelstein, S., Stephan, R., Tall, B.D., Lehner, A. (2017). Comparative genomic characterization of the highly persistent and potentially virulent Cronobacter sakazakii ST83, CC65 strain H322 and other ST83 strains. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:1136. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01136.
  90. Chase, H.R., Eberl, L., Stephan, R., Jeong, H.J. Chaeyoon Lee, C., Finkelstein, S., Negrete, F., Gangiredla, J., Patel, I., Tall, B.D., Gopinath, G.R., Lehner, A. (2017). Draft genome sequence of Cronobacter sakazakii GP 1999, sequence type 145, an epiphytic isolate obtained from the tomato’s rhizosplane/rhizosphere continuum. Genome Announcements 5(31). pii: e00723-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00723-17.
  91. Stevens, M.J.A., Zurfluh, K., Althaus, D., Corti, S., Lehner, A., Stephan, R. (2018). Complete and assembled genome sequence of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Senftenberg N17-509, a strain lacking Salmonella pathogen island SPI-1. Genome Announc 6:e00156-18.
  92. Gopinath, G.R., Chase, H.R., Gangiredla, J., Eshwar, A., Jang, H., Patel, I., Negrete, F., Finkelstein, S., Park, E., Chung, T.J., Yoo, Y.J., Woo, J.H., Lee, Y.Y., Park, J., Choi, H., Jeong, S., Jun, S., Kim, M., Lee, C., Jong,H.S., Fanning, S., Stephan, R., Iversen, C., Reich, F., Klein, G., Lehner A., Tall. B.D. (2018)Genomic characterization of malonate positive Cronobacter sakazakii serotype O:2, sequence type 64 strains, isolated from clinical, food, and environment samples. Gut Pathogens 10:11.
  93. Lehner, A., Tall, B.D., Fanning, S., Srikumar, S. (2018). Cronobacter spp. – Opportunistic fodborne pathogens: an update on evolution, osmotic adaptation and pathogenesis. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports 5: 97-105.
  94. Jang, H., Addy, N., Ewing, L., Jean-Gilles Beaubrun, J.,  Lee, Y., Woo, J., Negrete, F., Finkelstein, S., Tall, B., Lehner, A., Eshwar, A., Gopinath G. (2018). Whole genome sequences of Cronobacter sakazakii Isolates obtained from plant-origin foods and dried food manufacturing environments. genomeA00223-18.
  95. Eshwar, A. K., Wolfrum, N., Stephan, R., Fanning S., Lehner A. (2018). Interaction of metalloprotease-9 and Zpx in Cronobacter turicensis LMG 23827T mediated infections in the zebrafish model. Cell. Microbiol. 2018 Jul 4:e12888. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12888.
  96. Jang, H., Woo, J., Lee, Y., Negrete, F.,Finkelstein, S., Chase, H., Addy, N., Ewing-Peeples, L., Gilles Beaubrun, J.J., Isha Patel, I., Gangiredla, J., Eshwar, A., Jaradat, J. W., ; Seo, K., Shabarinath, S., Fanning, S., Stephan, R., Lehner, A., Tall, B. D., Gopinath, G. R. (2018). Draft genomes of Cronobacter sakazakii strains isolated from dried spices bring unique insights into the diversity of plant-associated strains. Standards in Genomic Sciences 13:35.doi: 10.1186/s40793-018-0339-6
  97. Srikumar, S., Cao, Y., Yan, Q, Cooney, S., Gopinath, G.R., Tall, B.D., Sivasankaran, S.K., Hokamp, K., Lehner, A., Stephan, R., Fanning, S. (2019). RNA sequencing based transcriptional overview of xerotolerance in Cronobacter sakazakii. Appl. Environment. Microbiol. AEM.01993-18, DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01993-18
  98. Negrete F., Jang, H., Gangiredla,  J., Woo J.H., Lee Y.Y.,  PatelI R., Chase HR,  Finkelstein S., Wang, CZ, Srikumar S, Nguyen S,  Eshwar A, Stephan R, Lehner A,  Fanning S, Tall BD, Gopinath GR (2019). Genome-wide survey of efflux pump-coding genes associated with Cronobacter survival, osmotic adaptation, and persistence. Cur. Opinion. Food Sci. 2019, 30: 32,
  99. Hurley D, Luque-Sastre L, Parker CT, Huynh S, Eshwar AK, Nguyen SV, Andrews N, Moura A, Fox EM, Jordan K, Lehner A, Stephan R, Fanning S. (2019). Whole-genome sequencing-based characterization of 100 Listeria monocytogenes isolates collected from food processing environments over a four-year period. mSphere 4:e00252-19. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00252-19
  100. Anes J, Nguyen SV, Eshwar AK, McCabe E, Macori G, Hurley D, Lehner A, Fanning S (2020), Molecular characterisation of multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli of bovine origin, Veterinary Microbiology, doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.108566
  101. Jang H, Gopinath, GR, Eshwar, A, Srikumar S, Nguyen, S, Gangiredla, J, Patel, IR, Finkelstein SB, Negrete F, Woo JH, Lee YY, Fanning S, Stephan R, Rall, BD, Lehner A (2020). The secretion of toxins and other exoproteins of Cronobacter: role in virulence, adaptation, and persistence. Microorganisms 2020, 8, 229, doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8020229.
  102. Nguyen S, Muthappy, DM, Eshwar, AK, Buckley, JF, Murphy B, Stephan R, Lehner A, Fanning S. (2020). Comparative genomic insights into – a commonly misidentified -like organism. Microb.Genom 2020,
  103. Jang H, Chase HR, Gangiredla J, Grim CJ, Patel IR, Kothary MH, Jackson SA, Mammel MK,  Carter L, Negrete F, Finkelstein S, Weinstein L, Yan QQ, Goertz RE, Iversen C, Pagotto F,  Stephan R, Lehner A, Eshwar AK, Fanning S, Farber J, Gopinath GR, Tall BD, Pava-Ripoll M (2020). Analysis of the molecular diversity among Cronobacter species isolated from filth flies using targeted PCR, pan genomic DNA microarray, and whole genome sequencing analyses. Front. Microbiol.,
  104. Anes J, Dever K, Eshwar A, Nguyen S, Cao Y, Sivasankaran SK, Sakalauskaite S, Lehner A, Devineau S, Daugelavicius R, Stephan R, Fanning S, Srikumar S. (2021). Analysis of the oxidative stress regulon identifies soxS as a genetic target for resistance reversal in multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. mBio. 2021 Jun:e0086721. DOI: 10.1128/mbio.00867-21.
  105. Cao Y, Dever K, Sivasankaran S, Nguyen S, Macori G, Naithani A, Gopinath G, Tall B Lehner A, Stephan R, Srikumar S, Fanning S (2021). Alterations in the transcriptional landscape allows differential desiccation tolerance in different strains of Cronobacter sakazakii. Appl. Environ. MicrobiolNov 24;87(24):e0083021. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00830-21.
  106. Negrete FJ, Ko K, Jang H, Hoffmann M, Lehner A, Stephan R, Fanning S, Tall BD, Gopinath GR. (2022). Complete genome sequences and genomic characterization of five plasmids harbored by environmentally persistent C. sakazakii strains ST83 H322 and ST64 GK1025B obtained from powdered infant formula manufacturing facilities. Gut Pathogens 14:23
  107. Jang H, Eshwar A, Lehner A, Gangiredla J, Patel IR, Beaubrun JJ-G, Chase HR, Negrete F, Finkelstein S, Weinstein LM, et al.(2022). Characterization of Cronobacter sakazakii strains originating from plant-origin foods using comparative genomic analyses and zebrafish Infectivity studies. Microorganisms 2022, 10,1396.
  108. Stevens MJA, Cernela, N, Stephan R, Lehner, A (2023). Comparative genomics of Cronobacter sakazakii strains from a powdered infant formula plant reveals evolving populations. LWT- Food Science and Technology 184 (2023) 115034,

Conference Publications

Vaughan, L., Polkinghorne, A., Schmidt-Posthaus, H., Colorni, A., Nufer, L., Schwarb, P., Genoud, C., Segner, H., Greub, G., Meijer, A.,Crespo, S., Lehner, A., Pospischil, A. (2010). The astounding  molecular and morphological diversity amongst novel members of the order Chlamydiales. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections. Lake Fuschl, Hof bei Salzburg, Austria, 357-360.

Scientific Publications (NON Peer – Reviewed)

Angelika Lehner und Karin Thelen (2003). Staphylococcus aureus im Nu auf der Spur. LaborPraxis, Oktober 2003:52-53.

Angelika Lehner und Karin Thelen (2003). Für jedes Schoss den richtigen Schlüssel. dei – die ernährungs industrie, Oktober 2003/10:60.

Angelika Lehner und Ingrid Bergmaier (2003). Neues Nachweissystem zur in-Prozess Kontrolle in lebensmittelverarbeitenden Betrieben. GIT-Laborfachzeitschrift, Oktober 2003:1060.

Angelika Lehner und Ingrid Bergmaier (2003). in-Prozess Kontrolle. Neues Nachweissystem in lebensmittelverarbeitenden Betrieben. GIT- ReinRaum Technik, Oktober 2003-3:46.