Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • discovery of new bioactive secondary metabolites
  • structure elucidation of natural products
  • protein identification and analysis
Professional Career
2009-2014 Doctoral thesis in chemistry at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
2007–2009 Research assistant at the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
2005-2007 Master thesis in natural product chemistry, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
2004-2005 Master study in biochemistry and molecular biology, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, P. R. China
2000-2004 Bachelor study, Shenyang Agriculture University, Shenyang, P. R. China
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2009-2014 International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions,
ILRS Jena, Germany
2009 - Gesellschaft Chinesischer Chemiker und Chemieingenieuer in der Bundesrepublik


Guo H, Rischer M, Westermann M, Beemelmanns C (2021) Two distinct bacterial biofilm components trigger metamorphosis in the colonial hydrozoan Hydractinia echinata. mBio 12(3), e0040121.
Lee SR, Guo H, Yu JS, Park M, Dahse HM, Jung WH, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2021) Revised structural assignment of azalomycins based on genomic and chemical analysis. Org Chem Front 8, 4791-4798.
Schmidt S, Kildgaard S, Guo H, Beemelmanns C, Poulsen M (2021) The chemical ecology of the fungus-farming termite symbiosis. Nat Prod Rep , (Review)
Um S, Guo H, Thiengmag S, Benndorf R, Murphy R, Rischer M, Braga D, Poulsen M, de Beer ZW, Lackner G, Beemelmanns C (2021) Comparative genomic and metabolic analysis of Streptomyces sp. RB110 morphotypes illuminates genomic rearrangements and formation of a new 46-membered antimicrobial macrolide. ACS Chem Biol 16(9), 1482-1492.
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.
Peña-Ortiz L, Graça AP, Guo H, Braga D, Köllner TG, Regestein L, Beemelmanns C, Lackner G (2020) Structure elucidation of the redox cofactor mycofactocin reveals oligo-glycosylation by MftF. Chem Sci 11, 5182-5190.
Schalk F, Um S, Guo H, Kreuzenbeck NB, Görls H, de Beer ZW, Beemelmanns C (2020) Targeted discovery of tetrapeptides and cyclic polyketide‐peptide hybrids from a fungal antagonist of farming termites. ChemBioChem 21(20), 2991-2996.
Braga D, Last D, Hasan M, Guo H, Leichnitz D, Uzum Z, Richter I, Schalk F, Beemelmanns C, Hertweck C, Lackner G (2019) Metabolic pathway rerouting in Paraburkholderia rhizoxinica evolved long-overlooked derivatives of coenzyme F420. ACS Chem Biol 14(9), 2088-2094.
Guo H, Roman D, Beemelmanns C (2019) Tropolone natural products. Nat Prod Rep 36(8), 1137-1155. (Review)
Benndorf R, Guo H, Sommerwerk E, Weigel C, Garcia-Altares M, Martin K, Hu H, Kuefner M, de Beer ZW, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2018) Natural products from Actinobacteria associated with fungus-growing termites. Antibiotics 7(3), 83.