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

Conlon BH, Aanen DK, Beemelmanns C, de Beer ZW, De Fine Lichte HH, Gunde-Cimerman N, Schiøtt M, Poulsen M (2019) Reviewing the taxonomy of podaxis: Opportunities for understanding extreme fungal lifestyles. Fungal Biol 123(3), 183-187. (Review)
Guo H, Roman D, Beemelmanns C (2019) Tropolone natural products. Nat Prod Rep 36(8), 1137-1155. (Review)
Klassen JL, Lee SR, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C*, Kim KH* (2019) Efomycins K and L from a termite-associated Streptomyces sp. M56 and their putative biosynthetic origin. Front Microbiol 10, 1739.
Lee SR, Küfner M, Park M, Jung WH, Choi SU, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2019) Beauvetetraones A-C, phomaligadione-derived polyketide dimers from the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana. Org Chem Front 6, 162-166.
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.
Leichnitz D, Pflanze S, Beemelmanns C (2019) Stereoselective synthesis of unnatural (2S,3S)-6-hydroxy-4-sphingenine-containing sphingolipids. Org Biomol Chem 17(29), 6964-6969.
Otani S, Challinor V, Kreuzenbeck N, Kildgaard S, Christensen S, Larsen L, Aanen D, Rasmussen SA, Beemelmanns C, Poulsen M (2019) Disease-free monoculture farming by fungus-growing termites. Sci Rep 9(1), 8819.
Raguz L, Beemelmanns C (2019) Ursprung und Funktionen der Sphingolipide. Nachrichten aus der Chemie 67(2), 66-70. (Review)
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, 1084-1093.
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.