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


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.
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.
Guo H, Schmidt A, Stephan P, Raguž L, Braga D, Kaiser M, Dahse HM, Weigel C, Lackner G, Beemelmanns C (2018) Precursor-directed diversification of cyclic tetrapeptidic pseudoxylallemycins. ChemBioChem 19(21), 2307-2311.
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.
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.
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.
Beemelmanns C, Guo H, Rischer M, Poulsen M (2016) Natural products from microbes associated with insects. Beilstein J Org Chem 12, 314-327.
Guo H, Kreuzenbeck NB, Otani S, Garcia-Altares M, Dahse HM, Weigel C, Aanen DK, Hertweck C, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2016) Pseudoxylallemycins A-F, cyclic tetrapeptides with rare allenyl modifications isolated from Pseudoxylaria sp. X802: A competitor of fungus-growing termite cultivars. Org Lett 18, 3338-3341.
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.
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.