Franziska Dolke


Dr. rer. nat. Franziska Dolke

PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (February 2013 – May 2017). Supported by the Jena School of Microbial Communication (JSMC).

Project: «Synthesis of Structurally Diverse Ascarosides from Caenorhabditis Species and the Role of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids in their Biosynthesis»

Currently an application engineer at Cetoni





Dolke*, F.
, Dong*, C., Bandi, S., Paetz, C., Glauser, G., von Reuss, S. H. (2019). Ascaroside Signaling in the Bacterivorous Nematode Caenorhabditis remanei Encodes the Growth Phase of its Bacterial Food Source. Organic Letters; in press: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01914.

Dong, C., Reilly, D. K., Bergame, C., Dolke, F., Srinivasan, J., von Reuss, S. H. (2018) Comparative Ascaroside Profiling of Caenorhabditis Exometabolomes Reveals Species-Specific (ω) and (ω – 2)-Hydroxylation Downstream of Peroxisomal β-Oxidation. Journal of Organic Chemistry 83: 7109-7120.

von Reuss, S. H., Dolke, F., Dong, C.-F. (2017) Ascaroside profiling of Caenorhabditis elegans using gas chromatography-electron ionization mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 89, 10570-10577. 

Dong, C., Dolke, F., von Reuss, S. H. (2016) Selective MS screening reveals a sex pheromone in Caenorhabditis briggsae and species-specificity in indole ascaroside signalling. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 14, 7217.

Schmidt, G., Jirschitzka, J., Porta, T., Reichelt, M., Luck, K., Pardo-Torre, J., Dolke, F., Varesio, E., Hopfgartner, G., Gershenzon, J., D'Auria, J. (2015) The last step in cocaine biosynthesis is catalyzed by a BAHD acyltransferase. Plant Physiology, 16, 89-101.

Jirschitzka, J., Dolke, F., D'Auria, J. (2013) Increasing the pace of new discoveries in Tropane alkaloid biosynthesis. In N. Giglioli-Guivarc'h (Ed.), Advances in Botanical Research: New light on alkaloid biosynthesis and future prospects (pp. 39-72). Amsterdam, Boston, Heidelberg, London et al.: Elsevier​