Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • analysis of biosynthetic pathways
  • natural product identification
  • description of novel bacterial species
Professional Career
2018 PhD Student International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions (ILRS)
2015-2017 M.Sc. in Microbiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 
2012-2015 B.Sc. in Biologie, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2018 Course Chemical and Genomic Insight to Parasitic and Mutualistic Host-Microbe Interactions,
Universität Kopenhagen, Dänemark
2016-2017 Tutor and Student Research Assistant, Department for Applied and Ecological Microbiology,                          Institute for Microbiology (Jena, GER)
2014 Internship at AirLiquide, ALTECH GmbH (Krefeld, GER)
2014 Tutor, Department for Biochemistry and Biophysics, work group of Cell Biology (Jena, GER)

Publications

Sinotte VM, Conlon BH, Seibel E, Schwitalla JW, de Beer ZW, Poulsen M, Bos N (2021) Female-biased sex allocation and lack of inbreeding avoidance in Cubitermes termites. Ecol Evol 11(10), 5598-5605.
Benndorf R, Schwitalla JW, Martin K, de Beer ZW, Vollmers J, Kaster AK, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2020) Nocardia macrotermitis sp. nov. and Nocardia aurantia sp. nov., isolated from the gut of the fungus-growing termite Macrotermes natalensis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 70(10), 5226-5234.
Guo H, Schwitalla JW, Benndorf R, Baunach M, Steinbeck C, Görls H, de Beer ZW, Regestein L, Beemelmanns C (2020) Gene cluster activation in a bacterial symbiont leads to halogenated angucyclic maduralactomycins and spirocyclic actinospirols. Org Lett 22(7), 2634-2638.
Rak Lee S, Schalk F, Schwitalla JW, Benndorf R, Vollmers J, Kaster AK, de Beer ZW, Park M, Ahn MJ, Jung WH, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2020) Polyhalogenation of isoflavonoids by the termite-associated Actinomadura sp. RB99. J Nat Prod 83(10), 3102-3110.
Schwitalla JW, Benndorf R, Martin K, Vollmers J, Kaster AK, de Beer ZW, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2020) Steptomyces smaragdinus sp. nov. isolated from the gut of fungus growing-termite Macrotermes natalensis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 70(11), 5806-5811.