Maja Rischer

Maja Rischer

Chemical Biology of Microbe-Host Interactions · Guest Scientist

Phone: +49 3641 532-1575 Fax: +49 3641 532-2575 Email:

Main Research Areas
  • Isolation of secondary metabolites from marine organisms
  • structure-activity relationships of signaling molecules
  • characterization of protein-protein interactions
Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

since 2014 PhD Student JSMC
2012 - 2014 Master studies „Microbiology“ - FSU
2009 - 2012 Bachelor studies "Biology" - Friedrich-Schiller University (FSU)

additional informations:
2014 Student Research Assistant at the Leibniz Institute of Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI)
2014 Internship at the Jena Microbial Resource Collection (JMRC)
2011-2013 Student Research Assistant at the Microbiological Analysis Laboratory, Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture (Jena)

Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities

since 2014 Fellow of the Jena School of Microbial Communication (JSMC)
2013 - 2014 Deutschlandstipendium

zusätzliche Aktivitäten
2016 NOVA Course Chemical and Genomic Insight to Host-Microbe Symbiotic Interactions, Copenhagen
2016 John Innes/Rudjer Bošković Summer School in Applied Molecular Microbiology, Kroatia

Guo H, Rischer M, Westermann M, Beemelmanns C (2021) Two distinct bacterial biofilm components trigger metamorphosis in the colonial hydrozoan Hydractinia echinata. mBio [Accepted] Details

Lee SR, Lee D, Eom HJ, Rischer M, Ko YJ, Kang KS, Kim CS, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2019) Hybrid polyketides from a Hydractinia-associated Cladosporium sphaerospermum SW67 and their putative biosynthetic origin. Mar Drugs 17(11), 606. Details PubMed Open Access PDF

Rischer M, Lee SR, Eom HJ, Park HB, Vollmers J, Kaster AK, Shin JH, Oh DC, Kim KH, Beemelmanns C (2019) Spirocyclic cladosporicin A and cladosporiumins I and J from a Hydractinia-associated Cladosporium sphaerospermum SW67. Org Chem Front 6(8), 1084-1093. Details

Rischer M, Raguz L, Guo H, Keiff F, Diekert G, Goris T, Beemelmanns C (2018) Biosynthesis, synthesis and activities of barnesin A, a NRPS-PKS hybrid produced by an anaerobic Epsilonproteobacterium. ACS Chem Biol 13(8), 1990-1995. Details PubMed

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, Rischer M, Sperfeld M, Weigel C, Menzel KD, Clardy J, Beemelmanns C (2017) Natural products and morphogenic activity of γ-Proteobacteria associated with the marine hydroid polyp Hydractinia echinata. Bioorg Med Chem 25(22), 6088-6097. Details PubMed

Rischer M, Leichnitz D, Beemelmanns C (2017) Bakterien-induzierte Morphogenese mariner Eukaryoten Wissenschaft. BIOSpektrum 2017(6), 634-637. (Review) Details Open Access

Beemelmanns C, Guo H, Rischer M, Poulsen M (2016) Natural products from microbes associated with insects. Beilstein J Org Chem 12, 314-327. Details PubMed Open Access

Rischer M, Klassen J, Wolf T, Guo H, Shelest E, Clardy J, Beemelmanns C (2016) Draft Genome Sequence of Shewanella sp. P1-14-1, a Bacterial Inducer of Settlement and Morphogenesis in Larvae of the Marine Hydroid Hydractinia Echinata Genome Announc 4(1), e00003-16. Details PubMed

Rischer M, Neumann R, Domey S (2016) DNA Extraction from Fungi Environmental Field Samples Promega Corporation Web site Details Open Access

Klassen JL, Rischer M, Wolf T, Guo H, Shelest E, Clardy J, Beemelmanns C (2015) Genome Sequences of Three Pseudoalteromonas Strains P1-8, P1-11 and P1-30 Isolated from the Marine Hydroid Hydractinia echinata Genome Announc. 3(6), e01380-15. Details PubMed

Klassen JL, Wolf T, Rischer M, Guo H, Shelest E, Clardy J, Beemelmanns C (2015) Draft Genome Sequences of Six Pseudoalteromonas sp. Strains P1-7a, P1-9, P1-13-1a, P1-16-1b, P1-25 and P1-26, which Induce Larval Settlement and Metamorphosis in Hydractinia echinata Genome Announc. 3(6), e01477-15. Details PubMed