Felix Schalk

Felix Schalk

Functional and genomic analysis of bacterial and fungal natural products derived from the fungus-growing termite


Lee SR, Schalk F, Schwitalla JW, Guo H, Yu JS, Song M, Jung WH, de Beer ZW, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2022) GNPS-Guided Discovery of Madurastatin Siderophores from the Termite-Associated Actinomadura sp. RB99. Chemistry 28(36), e202200612. Details PubMed

Schalk F, Fricke J, Um S, Conlon BH, Maus H, Jäger N, Heinzel T, Schirmeister T, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2021) GNPS-guided discovery of xylacremolide C and D, evaluation of their putative biosynthetic origin and bioactivity studies of xylacremolide A and B. RSC Adv 11(31), 18748-18756. Details PubMed

Schalk F, Gostinčar C, Kreuzenbeck NB, Conlon BH, Sommerwerk E, Rabe P, Burkhardt I, Krüger T, Kniemeyer O, Brakhage AA, Gunde-Cimerman N, de Beer ZW, Dickschat JS, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C (2021) The Termite Fungal Cultivar Termitomyces Combines Diverse Enzymes and Oxidative Reactions for Plant Biomass Conversion. mBio 12(3), e0355120. Details PubMed

Um S, Seibel E, Schalk F, Balluff 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. 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

Schalk F, Um S, Guo H, Kreuzenbeck NB, Görls H, de Beer ZW, Beemelmanns C (2020) Targeted Discovery of Tetrapeptides and Cyclic Polyketide-Peptide Hybrids from a Fungal Antagonist of Farming Termites. Chembiochem , Details PubMed


Christine Beemelmanns


Georg Pohnert

Start of PhD

August 1, 2018

Doctoral Disputation

February 10, 2023

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