Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Isolation and determination of the structure of signal molecules and antimicrobial natural products
  • Characterisation of interactions between microbes and eucaryotes
  • Total synthesis of natural products and chemical derivatisation
Professional Career
Since 12/2013 Junior group head at the Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knöll-Institute, Jena, chemical biology of microbe-host-interactions
2011-2013 Postdoc at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, supervisor: Prof. J. Clardy, BCMP, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
2010-2011 Postdoc at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, chemical faculty (Tokyo, Japan) supervisor: Prof. K. Suzuki
2010 Dr. rer. nat. in chemistry, summa cum laude, Freie Universität Berlin
2007-2010 PhD dissertation, organic chemistry instructed by Prof. H.-U. Reißig at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
2006-2007 Research period at the RIKEN, chemistry, in the working group of Prof. M. Sodeoka (Japan)
2001-2006 Studies in chemistry, diploma at the RWTH Aachen (Germany)
   
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2021 Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Preise für Naturstoffforschung
2020 Dozentenpreis des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
2020 Visiting Professor in Madison Wisconsin USA
2019-2024 ERC Starting GRant MORPHEUS
2014-2015 Postdoc fellowship from the Daimler and Benz Foundation and the Reinhard Frank Foundation
Since 2014 Membership VAAM, FEMS and IUMS
Since 2014 Membership Dechema
Since 2014 Membership National Research Foundation of Korea
2011-2013 Postdoc fellowship from the Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften; Postdoc fellowship from the DFG rejected
2011 Ernst-Reuter-Award of the Freie Universität Berlin; Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
2010-2011 Postdoc fellowship from the DAAD
Since 2010 Member of the commission, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2007-2010 Networking fellowship for doctoral researchers at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2007-2009 Doctoral fellowship funded by the Verband Chemischen Industrie (VCI)
2006 Springorum commemorative coin from the RWTH Aachen (Aachen, Germany)
2006 Procter and Gamble award, expert group chemistry at the RWTH Aachen
2006-2007 RIKEN fellowship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2004-2006 Studies in chemistry: fellowship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Since 2003 Member of the GDCH
2003 Chemical award from the faculty for mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, RWTH Aachen
2003 Schöneborn award from the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der RWTH Aachen e.V., RWTH Aachen (Aachen, Germany)

Publications

Schmidt S, Kildgaard S, Guo H, Beemelmanns C, Poulsen M (2021) The chemical ecology of the fungus-farming termite symbiosis. Nat Prod Rep , (Review)
Schorn MA, Verhoeven S, Ridder L, Huber F, Acharya DD, Aksenov AA, Aleti G, Moghaddam JA, Aron AT, Aziz S, Bauermeister A, Bauman KD, Baunach M, Beemelmanns C, Beman JM, Berlanga-Clavero MV, Blacutt AA, Bode HB, Boullie A, Brejnrod A, Bugni TS, Calteau A, Cao L, Carrión VJ, Castelo-Branco R, Chanana S, Chase AB, Chevrette MG, Costa-Lotufo LV, Crawford JM, Currie CR, Cuypers B, Dang T, de Rond T, Demko AM, Dittmann E, Du C, Drozd C, Dujardin JC, Dutton RJ, Edlund A, Fewer DP, Garg N, Gauglitz JM, Gentry EC, Gerwick L, Glukhov E, Gross H, Gugger M, Guillén Matus DG, Helfrich EJN, Hempel BF, Hur JS, Iorio M, Jensen PR, Kang KB, Kaysser L, Kelleher NL, Kim CS, Kim KH, Koester I, König GM, Leao T, Lee SR, Lee YY, Li X, Little JC, Maloney KN, Männle D, Martin H C, McAvoy AC, Metcalf WW, Mohimani H, Molina-Santiago C, Moore BS, Mullowney MW, Muskat M, Nothias LF, O'Neill EC, Parkinson EI, Petras D, Piel J, Pierce EC, Pires K, Reher R, Romero D, Roper MC, Rust M, Saad H, Saenz C, Sanchez LM, Sørensen SJ, Sosio M, Süssmuth RD, Sweeney D, Tahlan K, Thomson RJ, Tobias NJ, Trindade-Silva AE, van Wezel GP, Wang M, Weldon KC, Zhang F, Ziemert N, Duncan KR, Crüsemann M, Rogers S, Dorrestein PC, Medema MH, van der Hooft JJJ (2021) A community resource for paired genomic and metabolomic data mining. Nat Chem Biol 17(4), 363-368.
Um S, Seibel E, Schalk F, Balluf S, Beemelmanns C (2021) Targeted isolation of saalfelduracin B-D from Amycolatopsis saalfeldensis using LC-MS/MS-based molecular networking. J Nat Prod 84(4), 1002-1011.
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 70(10), 5255-5262.
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.
Ghodsi Z, Kalbassi MR, Farzaneh P, Mobarez AM, Beemelmanns C, Amiri Moghaddam J (2020) Immunomodulatory function of antimicrobial peptide Ec-Hepcidin1 modulates the induction of inflammatory gene expression in primary cells of caspian trout (Salmo trutta caspius Kessler, 1877). Fish Shellfish Immunol 104, 55-61.
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.
Hubert P, Seibel E, Beemelmanns C, Campagne JM, de Figueiredo RM (2020) Stereoselective construction of (E,Z)-1,3-dienes and its application in natural product synthesis. Adv Synth Catal 362(24), 5532-5575. (Review)
Lee SR, Kreuzenberg NB, Jang M, Oh T, Ko SK, Ahn JS, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2020) Xyloneside A: A new glycosylated incisterol derivative from Xylaria sp. FB. ChemBioChem 21(16), 2253-2258.
Lee SR, Lee D, Park M, Lee JC, Park HJ, Kang KS, Kim CE, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2020) Absolute configuration and corrected NMR assignment of 17-hydroxycyclooctatin, a fused 5-8-5 tricyclic diterpene. J Nat Prod 83(2), 354-361.