Selected Publications

Jung, S., Jacobs, K.F.K., Shein, M., Schütz, A.K., Mohr, F., Stadler, H., Stadler, D., Lucko, A.M., Altstetter, S.M., Wilsch, F., Deng, L. and Protzer, U. (2020). Efficient and reproducible depletion of hepatitis B virus from plasma derived extracellular vesicles. Journal of extracellular vesicles 10 (2), e12040. 

Mirzaei MK & Deng L*. Sustainable Microbiome: a symphony orchestrated by synthetic phages. Microbial Biotechnology (online early), doi:

Kaletta J, Pickl C, Griebler C, Klingl A, Kurmayer R and Deng L*. A rigorous assessment and comparison of enumeration methods for environmental viruses. Scientific Reports (2020)  10(1): 18625.

Khan Mirzaei M, Xue J, Costa R, et al. Challenges of Studying the Human Virome - Relevant Emerging Technologies (2020). Trends Microbiol. doi:10.1016/j.tim.2020.05.021

Mirzaei MK, Khan AK, Ghosh P, Taranu ZE, Taguer M, Ru J, Chowdhury R, Kabir MD, Li Deng L, Mondal D and Maurice CF. Bacteriophages Isolated from Stunted Children Can Regulate Gut Bacterial Communities in an Age-Specific Manner. (2020) Cell Host & Microbe, 27 (2): 199-212. 

Kurmayer R, Entfellner E, Weisse T, Offterdinger M, Rentmeister A, Deng L. Chemically labeled toxins or bioactive peptides show a heterogeneous intracellular distribution and low spatial overlap with autofluorescence in bloom-forming cyanobacteria. (2020). Sci Rep. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-59381-w

Jiang Y, Huang H, Ma T, Ru J, Blank S, Kurmayer R, Deng L. Temperature Response of Planktonic Microbiota in Remote Alpine Lakes. (2019). Front Microbiol. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01714

Ma T, Jiang J, Elbehery AHA, Blank S, Kurmayer R,  Deng L*. Resilience of planktonic bacterial community structure in response to short-term weather deterioration during the growing season in an alpine lake. (2020) Hydrobiologia , 847: 535–548

Dzunkova M, Low SJ, Daly JN, Deng L, RinkeC, Hugenholtz P. Defining the human gut host-phage network through single-cell viral tagging. (2019) Nature Microbiology, 4(12):2192-2203

Simon LM, Karg S, Westermann A J, Engel M, Elbehery AHA, Hense B, Heinig M, Deng L, Theis F J. (2018). MetaMap: An atlas of metatranscriptomic reads in human disease-related RNA-seq data. GigaScience giy070

Elbehery AHA, Feichtmayer J, Singh D, Griebler C & Deng L. The Human Virome Protein Cluster Database (HVPC): A Human Viral Metagenomic Database for Diversity and Function Annotation. (2018). Frontiers in Microbiology , doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01110

Ibrahim B,  McMahon DP, Hufsky F, Beer M, Deng L, Le Mercier P. Palmarini M, Thiel V, Marz M. A new era of virus bioinformatics. (2018) Virus Research 251: 86-90

Hufsky F, Ibrahim B, Beer M, Deng L, Le Mercier P, McMahon D, Palmarini M, Thiel V and Marz M: Virologists - heroes need weapons. (2018). Plos Pathogenes, 14(2): e1006771

Feichtmayer J, Deng L & Griebler, C. (2017). Antagonistic Microbial Interactions: Contributions and Potential Applications for Controlling Pathogens in the Aquatic Systems. Frontiers in Microbiology 8, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02192

Kurmayer R, Blom JF*, Deng L*, Pernthaler J. (2015) Phylogeny, ecological adaptation and geographic distance determine toxic or bioactive oligopeptid composition in bloom-forming cyanobacteria, ISME 9, 909-921

Deng L*, Ignacio-Espinoza JS*, Gregory A, Poulos PT, Weitz JS, Hugenholtz P, Sullivan MB. (2014) Viral-tagged metagenomics reveals environmental cyanophage populations are discretely clustered, Nature 513, 242-245.
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Deng L*, Krauss S*, Feichtmayer J, Hofmann R, Arndt H and Griebler C. (2014) Grazing of heterotrophic flagellates on viruses is driven by feeding behaviour. Environmental Microbiology Reports 6, 325-330

Hurwitz B, Deng L, Poulos BP, Sullivan MB. (2013) Evaluation of methods to concentrate and purify ocean virus communities through comparative, replicated metagenomics. Environmental Microbiology 15, 1428-1440

Deng L, Gregory A, Yilmaz S, Poulos B, Hugenholtz P, Sullivan MB. (2012)  Contrasting life strategies of viruses that infect photo- and hetero- trophic bacteria revealed by viral-tagging. mBio 3, e00373-12. doi:10.1128/mBio.00373-12. (Recommended by Faculty 1000, 2013)

Duhaime MB, Deng L, Poulos BT, Sullivan MB. (2012). Towards quantitative metagenomics of wild viruses and other ultra-low concentration DNA samples: a rigorous assessment and optimization of the linker amplification method. Environmental Microbiology 14, 2526-37

John SG, Mendez CB, Deng L, Poulos B, Kauffman AK, Kern SE, Brum J, Polz MF, Boyle EA, Sullivan MB. (2011)  A simple and efficient method for concentration of ocean viruses by chemical flocculation. Environmental Microbiology Reports 3, 195-202

*authors contributed equally