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Dr. Jürgen Lassak

Dr. Jürgen Lassak

Akademischer Rat


Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Department Biologie I, Ber. Mikrobiologie
Großhaderner Str. 2-4
82152 Martinsried

Raum: E 01.031
Telefon: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74508
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74520

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juergen_Lassak


AG K. Jung



  • since 11/2013: Akademischer Rat, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Dept. I Microbiology (group of Prof. Dr. Kisten Jung)
  • 10/2014-03/2015: Deputy Professor for Microbiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Dept. I Microbiology
  • 11/2010 - 10/2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Dept. I Microbiology (group of Prof. Dr. Kisten Jung)  
  • 09/2007 - 12/2010: Dr. rer. nat., Max-Planck-Institute For Terrestrial Microbiology, Dept. of Ecophysiology (group of Prof. Dr. Kai Thormann)  
  • 06/2005 - 06/2007: Staff scientist, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. - Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI), Dept. Cell and Molecular Biology (group of Prof. Dr. Saluz)
  • 10/1999 - 04/2005: Studies of Biology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen 



  • Übung Mikrobiologie I
  • Bacterial Physiology



Originalarbeiten (Stand September 2017)

  • 19. Krafczyk R*, Macošek J*, Jagtap PKA, Gast D, Wunder S, Mitra P, Jha AK, Rohr J, Hoffmann-Röder A, Jung K, Hennig J*+, Lassak J*+: Structural basis for EarP-mediated arginine glycosylation of translation elongation factor EF-P. mBio (accepted) (IF: 6.956) [OA] 
  • 18. Volkwein W, Maier C, Krafczyk R, Jung K+, Lassak J+: A Versatile Toolbox for the Control of Protein Levels Using Nε‑Acetyl‑L‑lysine Dependent Amber Suppression. ‎ACS Synth. Biol. 2017 Article ASAP doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00048 (IF: 5.382) 
  • 17. Schlundt A, Buchner S, Janowski R, Heydenreich T, Heermann R, Lassak J, Geerlof A, Stehle R, Niessing D, Jung K, Sattler M: Structure-function analysis of the DNA-binding domain of a transmembrane transcriptional activator. Sci. Rep. 2017 7, Article number: 1051 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01031-9 (IF: 4.259)
  • 16. Li, X*, Krafczyk R*, Macoşek J, Li Y-W, Zou Y, Simon B, Pan X, Wu Q-Y, Yan F, Li S, Hennig J, Jung K, Lassak J+, Hu H-G+: Resolving the α-glycosidic linkage of arginine-rhamnosylated translation elongation factor P (EF-P) triggers generation of the first ArgRha specific antibody. Chem. Sci. (IF: 9.21) [OA] 
  • 15. Lorenz, N, Reiger M, Toro-Nahuelpan M, Brachmann A, Poettinger L, Plener L, Lassak J, Jung K, Identification and Initial Characterization of Prophages in Vibrio campbellii. PloS one 2016, 11: e0156010. (IF: 3,54) (Citations: 1) [OA] 
  • 14. Buchner S, Schlundt A, Lassak J, Sattler M, Jung K: Structural and functional analysis of the signal transducing linker in the pH-responsive one component system CadC of Escherichia coli. J. Mol. Biol. 2015 427(15):2548-2561 (IF: 3.96) (Citations: 0) 
  • 13. Lassak J+, Keilhauer EK, Fürst M, Wuichet K, Gödeke J, Starosta AL, Chen J, Sogaard-Andersen L, Rohr J, Wilson DN, Jung K: Arginine-rhamnosylation as new strategy to activate translation elongation factor P. Nat. Chem. Biol. 2015, 11(4): 266-270 (IF: 13.22) (Citations: 18) [OA] 
  • 12. Lassak J*,Reiger M*, Jung K: Deciphering the role of the type II glyoxalase isoenzyme YcbL (GlxII-2) in Escherichia coli. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 2015, 362(2): 1-7 (IF: 2.72) (Citations: 1) [OA] 
  • 11. Starosta AL, Lassak J, Peil L, Atkinson GC, Woolstenhulme CJ, Virumae K, Buskirk A, Tenson T, Remme J, Jung K, Wilson, DN: A Conserved Proline Triplet in Val-tRNA Synthetase and the Origin of Elongation Factor P. Cell Rep. 2014, 9(2):476-483. (IF: 7.21) (Citations: 5) [OA] 
  • 10. Starosta AL, Lassak J, Peil L, Atkinson GC, Virumae K, Tenson T, Remme J, Jung K, Wilson DN: Translational stalling at polyproline stretches is modulated by the sequence context upstream of the stall site. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014, 42(16):10711-10719. (IF: 8.81) (Citations: 27) [OA] 
  • 9. Peil L, Starosta AL, Lassak J, Atkinson GC, Virumae K, Spitzer M, Tenson T, Jung K, Remme J, Wilson DN: Distinct X/PP/X sequence motifs induce ribosome stalling, which is rescued by the translation elongation factor EF-P. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2013, 110(38):15265-15270. (IF: 9.81) (Citations: 53) [OA] 
  • 8. Lassak J+, Bubendorfer S, Thormann KM+: Domain analysis of ArcS, the hybrid sensor kinase of the Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Arc two-component system, reveals functional differentiation of its two receiver domains. J. Bacteriol. 2013, 195(3):482-492. (IF: 2.69) (Citations: 4) [OA] 
  • 7. Lassak J*, Ude S*, Starosta AL, Kraxenberger T, Wilson DN, Jung K: Translation elongation factor EF-P alleviates ribosome stalling at polyproline stretches. Science 2013, 339(6115):82-85. (IF: 31.48) (Citations: 154) [OA] 
  • 6. Lassak J*, Fried L*, Jung K: A comprehensive toolbox for the rapid construction of lacZ fusion reporters. J. Microbiol. Methods 2012, 91(3):537-543. (IF: 2.43) (Citations: 18) 
  • 5. Lassak J*, Binnenkade L*, Thormann KM: Analysis of the BarA/UvrY two-component system in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. PloS one 2011, 6(9):e23440. (IF: 3.53) (Citations: 5) [OA] 
  • 4. Gödeke J, Paul K, Lassak J, Thormann KM: Phage-induced lysis enhances biofilm formation in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. ISME J. 2011, 5(4):613-626. (IF: 9.27) (Citations: 55) [OA] 
  • 3. Krügel H, Licht A, Biedermann G, Petzold A, Lassak J, Hupfer Y, Schlott B, Hertweck C, Platzer M, Brantl S et al: Cervimycin C resistance in Bacillus subtilis is due to a promoter up-mutation and increased mRNA stability of the constitutive ABC-transporter gene bmrA. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 2010, 313(2):155-163. (IF: 2.72) (Citations: 7) [OA] 
  • 2. Lassak J, Henche AL, Binnenkade L, Thormann KM: ArcS, the cognate sensor kinase in an atypical Arc system of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2010, 76(10):3263-3274. (IF: 3.95) (Citations: 61) [OA] 
  • 1. Paulick A, Koerdt A, Lassak J, Huntley S, Wilms I, Narberhaus F, Thormann KM: Two different stator systems drive a single polar flagellum in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Mol. Microbiol. 2009, 71(4):836-850. (IF: 5.03) (Citations: 79) [OA] 

*equal contribution; +correspondence; [OA] Open Access; IF Impact Factor 



  • 5. Lassak J, Wilson DN, Jung K: Stall no more at polyproline stretches with translation elongationfactors EF-P and IF-5A. Mol. Microbiol. 2016 99: 219-235 (IF 5.03) (Citations: 7) 
  • 4. Lassak J+, Jung K+: Don’t stop me now! - Die Rolle des Elongationsfaktors P (EF-P) bei der Translation von Polyprolinsequenzen. labor&more 2016 (IF: n. d.)
  • 3. Lassak J, Fried L, Jung K: Angestaubt aber nicht eingerostet – der Bioreporter LacZ. Biospektrum 2014, 20(5):510-513. (IF: n. d.) 
  • 2. Starosta AL, Lassak J, Jung K, Wilson DN: The bacterial translation stress response. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 2014, 38(6):1172-1201. (IF: 13.81) 
  • 1. Lassak J, Ude S, Starosta AL, Wilson DN, Jung K: Translation von Polyprolin-Proteinen. Biospektrum 2013, 19(6):616-618. (IF: n. d.)