Yidong Yu, PhD

joined the Experimental Stem Cell Transplantation Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2018. She graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg with a doctoral degree in biology. There she focused on molecular biology of filamentous fungi. Currently in the Beilhack Lab, Yidong is working on development of a novel therapeutic approach to invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised individuals. In 2020 she was awarded with the PostDoc Plus Program of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) Würzburg.


Dr. Yidong Yu

Tel:  +49-931-201 44051



Sueiro-Olivares M, Scott J, Gago S, Petrovic D, Kouroussis E, Zivanovic J, Yu Y, Strobel M, Cunha C, Thomson D, Fortune-Grant R, Thusek S, Bowyer P, Carvalho A, Beilhack A, Bignell E, Filipovic MR, Amich J. (2021). Fungal and host protein persulfidation are functionally correlated and govern fungal virulence and host antifungal potency. PLOS Biology, accepted

Yu Y, Wolf A, Sina Thusek S, Heinekamp T, Bromley M, Krappmann S, Terpitz U, Voigt K, Brakhage AA, Beilhack B. (2021). Direct Visualization of Fungal Burden in Filamentous Fungus-Infected Silkworms. Journal of Fungi 7(2):136.

Horvat S, Yu Y, Manz H, Keller T, Beilhack A, Groll J, Albrecht K. Nanogels as antifungal-drug delivery system against Aspergillus fumigatus. Advanced NanoBiomed Research, in press 

Yu Y, Albrecht K, Groll J, Beilhack A. (2020). Innovative therapies for invasive fungal infections in preclinical and clinical development. Expert Opinion On Investigational Drugs 29(9):961-971.

Horvat S, Yu Y, Böjte S, Teßmer I, Lowman DW, Ma Z, Williams DL, Beilhack A, Albrecht K, Groll J. (2020). Engineering nanogels for drug delivery to pathogenic fungi Aspergillus fumigatus by tuning polymer amphiphilicity. Biomacromolecules 21(8):3112-3121.

Amich J, Mokhtari Z, Strobel M, Vialetto E, Sheta D, Yu Y, Hartweg J, Kalleda N, Jarick KJ, Brede C, Jordán-Garrote AL, Thusek S, Schmiedgen K, Arslan B, Pinnecker J, Thornton CR, Gunzer M, Krappmann S, Einsele H, Heinze KG, Beilhack A. (2020). 3D light sheet fluorescence microscopy of lungs to dissect local host immune Aspergillus fumigatus interactions. mBio 11(1): e02752-19

Yu, Y., Blachowicz, A., Will, C., Szewczyk, E., Glenn, S., Gensberger-Reigl, S., Nowrousian, M., Wang, C.C.C., Krappmann, S. (2018) Mating-type factor-specific regulation of the fumagillin/pseurotin secondary metabolite supercluster in Aspergillus fumigatusMol. Microbiol. 110(6): 1045-1065.

Yu, Y., Amich, J., Will, C., Eagle, C.E., Dyer, P.S., Krappmann, S. (2017) The novel Aspergillus fumigatus MAT1-2-4mating-type gene is required for mating and cleistothecia formation. Fungal Genet. Biol.108: 1-12.

Yu, Y., Hube, B., Kämper, J., Meyer, V., Krappmann, S. (2017) When green and red mycology meet: Impressions from an interdisciplinary forum on virulence mechanisms of phyto- and human-pathogenic fungi. Virulence.19: 1-10. (conference report)

Kües, U., Subba, S., Yu, Y., Sen, M., Khonsuntia, W., Singhaduang, W., Lange, K., Lakkireddy, K. (2016) Regulation of fruiting body development in Coprinopsis cinerea. In Science and Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Fungi: Mushroom Science XIXeds. Baars, J.J.P. and Sonnenberg, A.S.M. Proceedings of the 19th Congress of the International Society for Mushroom Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 30 May-2 June 2016. pp. 318-322. Amsterdam: International Society for Mushroom Science. ISBN: 978-90-9029771-2. 

Yu, Y., Clergeot, P.-H., Ruprich-Robert, G., Aebi, M., Kües, U. (2013) Transformation of an NACHT-NTPase gene NWD2 suppresses the pkn1defect in fruiting body initiation of the Coprinopsis cinereamutant Proto159. Fungal Genet. Rep.60S: 174.

Yu, Y.,Navarro-González, M., Kües, U. (2013) Comparisons of two wildtype Amating type alleles and derived self-compatible mutants in the basidiomycete Coprinopsis cinerea. In Proceedings of the 7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference, Beijing, China, 26-29 August 2013eds. Chinese Academy of Engineering and China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce. pp. 740-748. Nantong: Jiangsu Alphay Biological Technology Co.

Yuan, Y., Qian, H., Yu, Y., Lian, F., Tang, D. (2011) Thermotolerance and antioxidant response induced by heat acclimation in Freesiaseedlings. Acta Physiol. Plant.33: 1001-1009. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-010-0633-4.

Yuan, Y.,Yu, Y.,Lian, F., Tang, D. (2011) [Studies on physiological characteristics of cut Freesiaflowers during vase holding]. Acta Hortic. Sin.38: 579-586. (in Chinese)