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Dr. rer. nat. A.U.S. (Anna) Heintz Buschart

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
Photographer: Anna Heintz-Buschart

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: C2.205
Postal address
  • Postbus 1212
    1000 BE Amsterdam
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  • Publications



    • Breitkreuz, C., Heintz-Buschart, A., Buscot, F., Wahdan, S. F. M., Tarkka, M., & Reitz, T. (2021). Can We Estimate Functionality of Soil Microbial Communities from Structure-Derived Predictions? A Reality Test in Agricultural Soils. Microbiology spectrum, e0027821.
    • Busi, S. B., de Nies, L., Habier, J., Wampach, L., Fritz, J. V., Heintz Buschart, A. U. S., May, P., Halder, R., de Beaufort, C., & Wilmes, P. (2021). Persistence of birth mode-dependent effects on gut microbiome composition, immune system stimulation and antimicrobial resistance during the first year of life. ISME Communications, 1, [8].
    • Chakaroun, R. M., Massier, L., Heintz-Buschart, A., Said, N., Fallmann, J., Crane, A., Schütz, T., Dietrich, A., Blüher, M., Stumvoll, M., Musat, N., & Kovacs, P. (2021). Circulating bacterial signature is linked to metabolic disease and shifts with metabolic alleviation after bariatric surgery. Genome Medicine, 13, [105]. [details]
    • De Mesquita, C. P. B., Nichols, L. M., Gebert, M. J., Vanderburgh, C., Bocksberger, G., Lester, J. D., Kalan, A. K., Dieguez, P., McCarthy, M. S., Agbor, A., Varona, P. Á., Ayimisin, A. E., Bessone, M., Chancellor, R., Cohen, H., Coupland, C., Deschner, T., Egbe, V. E., Goedmakers, A., ... Heintz-Buschart, A. (2021). Structure of chimpanzee gut microbiomes across tropical Africa. mSystems, 6(3), [e01269-20].
    • Eisenhauer, N., Buscot, F., Heintz-Buschart, A., Jurburg, S. D., Küsel, K., Sikorski, J., Vogel, H. J., & Guerra, C. A. (2021). The multidimensionality of soil macroecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(1), 4-10.
    • Ferlian, O., Goldmann, K., Eisenhauer, N., Tarkka, M. T., Buscot, F., & Heintz Buschart, A. U. S. (2021). Distinct effects of host and neighbour tree identity on arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi along a tree diversity gradient. ISME Communications, 1, [40].
    • Ganther, M., Vetterlein, D., Heintz-Buschart, A., & Tarkka, M. T. (2021). Transcriptome sequencing analysis of maize roots reveals the effects of substrate and root hair formation in a spatial context. Plant and Soil.
    • Gebauer, L., Bouffaud, M. L., Ganther, M., Yim, B., Vetterlein, D., Smalla, K., Buscot, F., Heintz-Buschart, A., & Tarkka, M. T. (2021). Soil Texture, Sampling Depth and Root Hairs Shape the Structure of ACC Deaminase Bacterial Community Composition in Maize Rhizosphere. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, [616828].
    • Marselle, M. R., Hartig, T., Cox, D. T. C., de Bell, S., Knapp, S., Lindley, S., Triguero-Mas, M., Böhning-Gaese, K., Braubach, M., Cook, P. A., de Vries, S., Heintz-Buschart, A., Hofmann, M., Irvine, K. N., Kabisch, N., Kolek, F., Kraemer, R., Markevych, I., Martens, D., ... Bonn, A. (2021). Pathways linking biodiversity to human health: A conceptual framework. Environment International, 150, [106420].
    • Moll, J., Heintz-Buschart, A., Bässler, C., Hofrichter, M., Kellner, H., Buscot, F., & Hoppe, B. (2021). Amplicon Sequencing-Based Bipartite Network Analysis Confirms a High Degree of Specialization and Modularity for Fungi and Prokaryotes in Deadwood. mSphere, 6(1), 1-13.
    • Prada-Salcedo, L. D., Goldmann, K., Heintz-Buschart, A., Reitz, T., Wambsganss, J., Bauhus, J., & Buscot, F. (2021). Fungal guilds and soil functionality respond to tree community traits rather than to tree diversity in European forests (vol 30, pg 572, 2021). Molecular Ecology, 30(8), 1936-1937.
    • Prada-Salcedo, L. D., Goldmann, K., Heintz-Buschart, A., Reitz, T., Wambsganss, J., Bauhus, J., & Buscot, F. (2021). Fungal guilds and soil functionality respond to tree community traits rather than to tree diversity in European forests. Molecular Ecology, 30(2), 572-591.
    • Purahong, W., Wahdan, S. F. M., Heinz, D., Jariyavidyanont, K., Sungkapreecha, C., Tanunchai, B., Sansupa, C., Sadubsarn, D., Alaneed, R., Heintz-Buschart, A., Schädler, M., Geissler, A., Kressler, J., & Buscot, F. (2021). Back to the Future: Decomposability of a Biobased and Biodegradable Plastic in Field Soil Environments and Its Microbiome under Ambient and Future Climates. Environmental Science and Technology.
    • Smith, L. C., Orgiazzi, A., Eisenhauer, N., Cesarz, S., Lochner, A., Jones, A., Bastida, F., Patoine, G., Reitz, T., Buscot, F., Rillig, M. C., Heintz-Buschart, A., Lehmann, A., & Guerra, C. A. (2021). Large-scale drivers of relationships between soil microbial properties and organic carbon across Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(10), 2070-2083.
    • Wahdan, S. F. M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Sansupa, C., Tanunchai, B., Wu, Y. T., Schädler, M., Noll, M., Purahong, W., & Buscot, F. (2021). Targeting the Active Rhizosphere Microbiome of Trifolium pratense in Grassland Evidences a Stronger-Than-Expected Belowground Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Link. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, [629169].
    • Wahdan, S. F. M., Reitz, T., Heintz-Buschart, A., Schädler, M., Roscher, C., Breitkreuz, C., Schnabel, B., Purahong, W., & Buscot, F. (2021). Organic agricultural practice enhances arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in correspondence to soil warming and altered precipitation patterns. Environmental Microbiology, 6163-6176. [details]
    • de Nies, L., Lopes, S., Busi, S. B., Galata, V., Heintz-Buschart, A., Laczny, C. C., May, P., & Wilmes, P. (2021). PathoFact: a pipeline for the prediction of virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance genes in metagenomic data. Microbiome, 9(1), [49].


    • Cui, S., Li, M., Hassan, R. Y. A., Heintz-Buschart, A., Wang, J., & Bilitewski, U. (2020). Inhibition of Respiration of Candida albicans by Small Molecules Increases Phagocytosis Efficacy by Macrophages. mSphere, 5(2), [01620].
    • Fischer, F., Romero, R., Hellhund, A., Linne, U., Bertrams, W., Pinkenburg, O., Eldin, H. S., Binder, K., Jacob, R., Walker, A., Stecher, B., Basic, M., Luu, M., Mahdavi, R., Heintz-Buschart, A., Visekruna, A., & Steinhoff, U. (2020). Dietary cellulose induces anti-inflammatory immunity and transcriptional programs via maturation of the intestinal microbiota. Gut Microbes, 12(1), 1-17.
    • Ganther, M., Yim, B., Ibrahim, Z., Bienert, M. D., Lippold, E., MacCario, L., Sørensen, S. J., Bienert, G. P., Vetterlein, D., Heintz-Buschart, A., Blagodatskaya, E., Smalla, K., & Tarkka, M. T. (2020). Compatibility of X-ray computed tomography with plant gene expression, rhizosphere bacterial communities and enzyme activities. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(18), 5603-5614.
    • Goldmann, K., Boeddinghaus, R. S., Klemmer, S., Regan, K. M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Fischer, M., Prati, D., Piepho, H. P., Berner, D., Marhan, S., Kandeler, E., Buscot, F., & Wubet, T. (2020). Unraveling spatiotemporal variability of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a temperate grassland plot. Environmental Microbiology, 22(3), 873-888.
    • Guerra, C. A., Heintz-Buschart, A., Sikorski, J., Chatzinotas, A., Guerrero-Ramírez, N., Cesarz, S., Beaumelle, L., Rillig, M. C., Maestre, F. T., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Buscot, F., Overmann, J., Patoine, G., Phillips, H. R. P., Winter, M., Wubet, T., Küsel, K., Bardgett, R. D., Cameron, E. K., ... Eisenhauer, N. (2020). Blind spots in global soil biodiversity and ecosystem function research. Nature Communications, 11(1), 3870.
    • Herold, M., Martínez Arbas, S., Narayanasamy, S., Sheik, A. R., Kleine-Borgmann, L. A. K., Lebrun, L. A., Kunath, B. J., Roume, H., Bessarab, I., Williams, R. B. H., Gillece, J. D., Schupp, J. M., Keim, P. S., Jäger, C., Hoopmann, M. R., Moritz, R. L., Ye, Y., Li, S., Tang, H., ... Wilmes, P. (2020). Integration of time-series meta-omics data reveals how microbial ecosystems respond to disturbance. Nature Communications, 11(1), [5281].
    • Jurburg, S. D., Konzack, M., Eisenhauer, N., & Heintz-Buschart, A. (2020). The archives are half-empty: an assessment of the availability of microbial community sequencing data. Communications biology, 3(1), [474].
    • Schleuss, P. M., Widdig, M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Kirkman, K., & Spohn, M. (2020). Interactions of nitrogen and phosphorus cycling promote P acquisition and explain synergistic plant-growth responses. Ecology, 101(5), [e03003].
    • Weißbecker, C., Schnabel, B., & Heintz-Buschart, A. (2020). Dadasnake, a snakemake implementation of DADA2 to process amplicon sequencing data for microbial ecology. GigaScience, 9(12), [giaa135].
    • Widdig, M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Schleuss, P. M., Guhr, A., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., & Spohn, M. (2020). Effects of nitrogen and phosphorus addition on microbial community composition and element cycling in a grassland soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 151, [108041].


    • Hickl, O., Heintz-Buschart, A., Trautwein-Schult, A., Hercog, R., Bork, P., Wilmes, P., & Becher, D. (2019). Sample Preservation and Storage Significantly Impact Taxonomic and Functional Profiles in Metaproteomics Studies of the Human Gut Microbiome. Microorganisms, 7(9).
    • Peters, A., Krumbholz, P., Jäger, E., Heintz-Buschart, A., Çakir, M. V., Rothemund, S., Gaudl, A., Ceglarek, U., Schöneberg, T., & Stäubert, C. (2019). Metabolites of lactic acid bacteria present in fermented foods are highly potent agonists of human hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 3. PLOS Genetics, 15(5), [e1008145].
    • Schleuss, P. M., Widdig, M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Guhr, A., Martin, S., Kirkman, K., & Spohn, M. (2019). Stoichiometric controls of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling after long-term nitrogen and phosphorus addition in a mesic grassland in South Africa. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 135, 294-303.
    • Schmidt, T. S. B., Hayward, M. R., Coelho, L. P., Li, S. S., Costea, P. I., Voigt, A. Y., Wirbel, J., Maistrenko, O. M., Alves, R. J. C., Bergsten, E., de Beaufort, C., Sobhani, I., Heintz-Buschart, A., Sunagawa, S., Zeller, G., Wilmes, P., & Bork, P. (2019). Extensive transmission of microbes along the gastrointestinal tract. eLife, 8, [e42693].
    • Weißbecker, C., Heintz-Buschart, A., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., & Wubet, T. (2019). Linking Soil Fungal Generality to Tree Richness in Young Subtropical Chinese Forests. Microorganisms, 7(11).


    • Habier, J., May, P., Heintz-Buschart, A., Ghosal, A., Wienecke-Baldacchino, A. K., Nolte-‘t Hoen, E. N. M., Wilmes, P., & Fritz, J. V. (2018). Extraction and analysis of RNA isolated from pure bacteria-derived outer membrane vesicles. In Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 213-230). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1737). Humana Press Inc..
    • Heintz-Buschart, A., & Wilmes, P. (2018). Human Gut Microbiome: Function Matters. Trends in Microbiology, 26(7), 563-574.
    • Heintz-Buschart, A., Pandey, U., Wicke, T., Sixel-Döring, F., Janzen, A., Sittig-Wiegand, E., Trenkwalder, C., Oertel, W. H., Mollenhauer, B., & Wilmes, P. (2018). The nasal and gut microbiome in Parkinson's disease and idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. Movement Disorders, 33(1), 88-98.
    • Heintz-Buschart, A., Yusuf, D., Kaysen, A., Etheridge, A., Fritz, J. V., May, P., de Beaufort, C., Upadhyaya, B. B., Ghosal, A., Galas, D. J., & Wilmes, P. (2018). Small RNA profiling of low biomass samples: Identification and removal of contaminants. BMC Biology, 16(1), [52].
    • Laloo, A. E., Wei, J., Wang, D., Narayanasamy, S., Vanwonterghem, I., Waite, D., Steen, J., Kaysen, A., Heintz-Buschart, A., Wang, Q., Schulz, B., Nouwens, A., Wilmes, P., Hugenholtz, P., Yuan, Z., & Bond, P. L. (2018). Mechanisms of Persistence of the Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria Nitrosomonas to the Biocide Free Nitrous Acid. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(9), 5386-5397.
    • Malabirade, A., Habier, J., Heintz-Buschart, A., May, P., Godet, J., Halder, R., Etheridge, A., Galas, D., Wilmes, P., & Fritz, J. V. (2018). The RNA complement of outer membrane vesicles from Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium under distinct culture conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(AUG), [2015].
    • Wampach, L., Heintz-Buschart, A., Fritz, J. V., Ramiro-Garcia, J., Habier, J., Herold, M., Narayanasamy, S., Kaysen, A., Hogan, A. H., Bindl, L., Bottu, J., Halder, R., Sjöqvist, C., May, P., Andersson, A. F., de Beaufort, C., & Wilmes, P. (2018). Birth mode is associated with earliest strain-conferred gut microbiome functions and immunostimulatory potential. Nature Communications, 9(1), [5091].


    • Kaysen, A., Heintz-Buschart, A., Muller, E. E. L., Narayanasamy, S., Wampach, L., Laczny, C. C., Graf, N., Simon, A., Franke, K., Bittenbring, J., Wilmes, P., & Schneider, J. G. (2017). Integrated meta-omic analyses of the gastrointestinal tract microbiome in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Translational Research, 186, 79-94.e1.
    • Wampach, L., Heintz-Buschart, A., Hogan, A., Muller, E. E. L., Narayanasamy, S., Laczny, C. C., Hugerth, L. W., Bindl, L., Bottu, J., Andersson, A. F., de Beaufort, C., & Wilmes, P. (2017). Colonization and succession within the human gut microbiome by archaea, bacteria, and microeukaryotes during the first year of life. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8(MAY), [738].


    • Cui, S., Hassan, R. Y. A., Heintz-Buschart, A., & Bilitewski, U. (2016). Regulation of Candida albicans interaction with macrophages through the activation of HOG pathway by genistein. Molecules, 21(2), [162].
    • Fritz, J. V., Heintz-Buschart, A., Ghosal, A., Wampach, L., Etheridge, A., Galas, D., & Wilmes, P. (2016). Sources and Functions of Extracellular Small RNAs in Human Circulation. Annual Review of Nutrition, 36, 301-336.
    • Heintz-Buschart, A., May, P., Laczny, C. C., Lebrun, L. A., Bellora, C., Krishna, A., Wampach, L., Schneider, J. G., Hogan, A., De Beaufort, C., & Wilmes, P. (2016). Integrated multi-omics of the human gut microbiome in a case study of familial type 1 diabetes. Nature Microbiology, 2(1), [16180].
    • Laczny, C. C., Muller, E. E. L., Heintz-Buschart, A., Herold, M., Lebrun, L. A., Hogan, A., May, P., de Beaufort, C., & Wilmes, P. (2016). Identification, recovery, and refinement of hitherto undescribed population-level genomes from the human gastrointestinal tract. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(JUN), [884].
    • Narayanasamy, S., Jarosz, Y., Muller, E. E. L., Heintz-Buschart, A., Herold, M., Kaysen, A., Laczny, C. C., Pinel, N., May, P., & Wilmes, P. (2016). IMP: A pipeline for reproducible reference-independent integrated metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses. Genome Biology, 17(1), [260].


    • Chen, X., Miché, L., Sachs, S., Wang, Q., Buschart, A., Yang, H., Vera Cruz, C. M., Hurek, T., & Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2015). Rice responds to endophytic colonization which is independent of the common symbiotic signaling pathway. New Phytologist, 208(2), 531-543.
    • Ghosal, A., Upadhyaya, B. B., Fritz, J. V., Heintz-Buschart, A., Desai, M. S., Yusuf, D., Huang, D., Baumuratov, A., Wang, K., Galas, D., & Wilmes, P. (2015). The extracellular RNA complement of Escherichia coli. MicrobiologyOpen, 4(2), 252-266.
    • Mathay, C., Hamot, G., Henry, E., Georges, L., Bellora, C., Lebrun, L., De Witt, B., Ammerlaan, W., Buschart, A., Wilmes, P., & Betsou, F. (2015). Method optimization for fecal sample collection and fecal DNA extraction. Biopreservation and Biobanking, 13(2), 79-93.
    • Roume, H., Heintz-Buschart, A., Muller, E. E. L., May, P., Satagopam, V. P., Laczny, C. C., Narayanasamy, S., Lebrun, L. A., Hoopmann, M. R., Schupp, J. M., Gillece, J. D., Hicks, N. D., Engelthaler, D. M., Sauter, T., Keim, P. S., Moritz, R. L., & Wilmes, P. (2015). Comparative integrated omics: Identification of key functionalities in microbial community-wide metabolic networks. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 1, [15007].
    • Wilmes, P., Heintz-Buschart, A., & Bond, P. L. (2015). A decade of metaproteomics: Where we stand and what the future holds. PROTEOMICS, 15(20), 3409-3417.


    • Muller, E. E. L., Pinel, N., Laczny, C. C., Hoopmann, M. R., Narayanasamy, S., Lebrun, L. A., Roume, H., Lin, J., May, P., Hicks, N. D., Heintz-Buschart, A., Wampach, L., Liu, C. M., Price, L. B., Gillece, J. D., Guignard, C., Schupp, J. M., Vlassis, N., Baliga, N. S., ... Wilmes, P. (2014). Community-integrated omics links dominance of a microbial generalist to fine-tuned resource usage. Nature Communications, 5, [5603].


    • Heintz-Buschart, A., Eickhoff, H., Hohn, E., & Bilitewski, U. (2013). Identification of inhibitors of yeast-to-hyphae transition in Candida albicans by a reporter screening assay. Journal of Biotechnology, 164(1), 137-142.
    • Roume, H., Heintz-Buschart, A., Muller, E. E. L., & Wilmes, P. (2013). Sequential isolation of metabolites, RNA, DNA, and proteins from the same unique sample. In Microbial Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, and Metaproteomics (pp. 219-236). (Methods in Enzymology; Vol. 531). Academic Press Inc..


    • Buschart, A., Burakowska, A., & Bilitewski, U. (2012). The fungicide fludioxonil antagonizes fluconazole activity in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 61(PART12), 1696-1703.
    • Buschart, A., Gremmer, K., El-Mowafy, M., van den Heuvel, J., Mueller, P. P., & Bilitewski, U. (2012). A novel functional assay for fungal histidine kinases group III reveals the role of HAMP domains for fungicide sensitivity. Journal of Biotechnology, 157(1), 268-277.
    • Buschart, A., Sachs, S., Chen, X., Herglotz, J., Krause, A., & Reinhold-Hurek, B. (2012). Flagella mediate endophytic competence rather than act as MAMPs in rice-Azoarcus sp. strain BH72 interactions. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 25(2), 191-199.



    • Phillips, H. R. P., Heintz-Buschart, A., & Eisenhauer, N. (2020). Putting soil invertebrate diversity on the map. Molecular Ecology, 29(4), 655-657.


    • Peters, A., Krumbholz, P., Jäger, E., Heintz-Buschart, A., Çakir, M. V., Rothemund, S., Gaudl, A., Ceglarek, U., Schöneberg, T., & Stäubert, C. (2019). Correction: Metabolites of lactic acid bacteria present in fermented foods are highly potent agonists of human hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 3 (PLOS Genetics, (2019), 15, 5, 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008145). PLOS Genetics, 15(7), [e1008283].
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