René Benndorf
Main Research Areas
  • Natural products from insect-associated microbes
  • identification and function analysis of insect gut microbes
Topics
Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

2011-2013 Master studies "Biology" - Universität Leipzig
2008-2011 Bachelor Studies "Biology" - Universität Leipzig
2007-2008 Studies of Biosciences - TU Kaiserslautern
2005-2007 Education: Biotechnological Assistent
Publications

Benndorf R, Martin K, Küfner M, de Beer ZW, Vollmers J, Kaster AK, Beemelmanns C (2020) Actinomadura rubteroloni sp. nov. and Actinomadura macrotermitis sp. nov., isolated from the gut of the fungus growing-termite Macrotermes natalensis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol [Epub ahead of print] Details PubMed Open Access

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 [Epub ahead of print] Details PubMed Open Access

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. Details PubMed

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 , Details PubMed

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 [Accepted] Details

Yoon SY, Lee SR, Hwang JY, Benndorf R, Beemelmanns C, Chung SJ, Kim KH (2019) Fridamycin A, a microbial natural product, stimulates glucose uptake without inducing adipogenesis. Nutrients 11(4), 765. Details PubMed Open Access PDF

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. Details PubMed Open Access

Guo H, Benndorf R, König S, Leichnitz D, Weigel C, Peschel G, Berthel P, Kaiser M, Steinbeck C, Werz O, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2018) Expanding the rubterolone family: Intrinsic reactivity and directed diversification of PKS‐derived pyrans. Chem Eur J 24(44), 11319-11324. Details PubMed

Lee RS, Lee D, Yu JS, Benndorf R, Lee S, Lee DS, Huh J, de Beer ZW, Kim YH, Beemelmanns C, Kang KS, Kim KH (2018) Natalenamides A-C, cyclic tripeptides from the termite-associated Actinomadura sp. RB99. Molecules 23(11), 3003. Details PubMed Open Access PDF

Benndorf R, Leichnitz D, Rischer M, Beemelmanns C (2017) Wie sich Bakterien schützen. Nachrichten aus der Chemie 65(1), 21-25. (Review) Details Open Access

Guo H, Benndorf R, Leichnitz D, Klassen JL, Vollmers J, Görls H, Steinacker M, Weigel C, Dahse HM, Kaster AK, de Beer ZW, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2017) Isolation, biosynthesis and chemical modifications of rubterolones A–F, rare tropolone alkaloids from Actinomadura sp. 5-2. Chem Eur J 23(39), 9338-9345. Details PubMed

Kang HR, Lee D, Benndorf R, Jung WH, Beemelmanns C, Kang KS, Kim KH (2016) Termisoflavones A-C, Isoflavonoid Glycosides from Termite-Associated Streptomyces sp. RB1. J Nat Prod 79(12), 3072-3078. Details PubMed

Lünsmann V, Kappelmeyer U, Benndorf R, Martinez-Lavanchy PM, Taubert A, Adrian L, Duarte M, Pieper DH, Bergen Mv, Müller JA, Heipieper HJ, Jehmlich N (2015) In-situ Protein-SIP highlights Burkholderiaceae as key players degrading toluene by para ring hydroxylation in a constructed wetland model Environmental Microbiology [Epub ahead of print] Details PubMed