Dr. rer. nat. habil. Beate Fuchs

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Core facility Metabolomics
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Regulation of lipid metabolism
  • Lipidomics, Metabolomics
  • Mass spectrometry & Analytics (GC-MS/MS, MALDI-TOF MS, TLC, HR-ESI-MS/MS)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017-present Head of Core Facility - Metabolomics, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2016 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) at the Medical Faculty, University Leipzig
  • 2016 Research stay at the University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • 2009-2017 Independent Research Group Leader, DFG-funded research-project: HOCl-induced lysophospholipid generation from diacyl- and alkenyl-acyl phospholipids
  • 2007-2009 Scientific Co-worker at the Institute of Medical Physics and Bio¬physics at the Medi¬cal Faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 2006 Research stay at the Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK
  • 2004 Research stay at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • 2002-2006 Postgraduate studies in Toxicology, University of Leipzig
  • 2002-2006 Postdoctoral fellowship of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Clinical Research of the Medical Faculty in Leipzig ("NMR and MALDI-TOF MS studies of cartilage degradation in rheumatoid arthritis: structure elucidation and clinical monitoring")
  • 1998-2001 PhD student at the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden
  • Thesis: 19F NMR studies of irradiation-modified fluoropolymers
  • 1996-1997 Stipendiary of the Carl Duisberg foundation and trainee at Bayer de México in Mexico
  • 1996 Diploma Thesis at the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the Univer¬sity of Freiberg (Topic: 31C NMR studies of structural changes of microbial treated brown coal)


Ditz, T.; Schnapka-Hille, L.; Noack, N.; Dorow, J.; Ceglarek, U.; Niederwieser, D.; Schiller, J.; Fuchs, B.; Cross, M. (2019):
Phospholipase A2 products predict the hematopoietic support capacity of horse serum. Differentiation 105: 27-32
de Diego, I.; Peleg, S.; Fuchs, B. (2019):
The role of lipids in aging-related metabolic changes. Chem Phys Lipids 222: 59-69
Palusińska-Szysz, M.; Szuster-Ciesielska, A.; Janczarek, M.; Wdowiak-Wróbel, S.; Schiller, J.; Reszczyńska, E.; Gruszecki, W.; Fuchs, B. (2019):
Genetic diversity of Legionella pcs and pmt genes and the effect of utilization of choline by Legionella spp. on induction of proinflammatory cytokines. Pathog Dis 77: ftz065, 1-13
Ditz, T.; Fuchs, B. (2018):
Determination of the phosphatidylcholine/lysophosphatidylcholine ratio in intact serum by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry with prior enzymatic albumin digestion. Lipids 53: 971-977
Broniec, A.; Zadlo, A.; Pawlak, A.; Fuchs, B.; Klosinski, R.; Thompson, D.; Sarna, T. (2017):
Interaction of plasmenylcholine with free radicals in selected model systems. Free Radic Biol Med 106: 368-378
Dinkla, S.; van Eijk, L. T.; Fuchs, B.; Schiller, J.; Joosten, I.; Brock, R.; Pickkers, P.; Bosman, G. J. (2016):
Inflammation-associated changes in lipid composition and the organization of the erythrocyte membrane. BBA Clin 5: 186-192
Schroter, J.; Griesinger, H.; Reuss, E.; Schulz, M.; Riemer, T.; Suss, R.; Schiller, J.; Fuchs, B. (2016):
Unexpected products of the hypochlorous acid-induced oxidation of oleic acid: A study using high performance thin-layer chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A 1439: 89-96
Fuchs, B. (2015):
Analytical methods for (oxidized) plasmalogens: Methodological aspects and applications. Free Radical Res 49: 599-617
Fuchs, B.; Popkova, Y.; Suss, R.; Schiller, J. (2015):
Separation of (Phospho)Lipids by Thin-Layer Chromatography. Instrumental Thin-Layer Chromatography 375-405
Angelini, R.; Vortmeier, G.; Corcelli, A.; Fuchs, B. (2014):
A fast method for the determination of the PC/LPC ratio in intact serum by MALDI-TOF MS: An easy-to-follow lipid biomarker of inflammation. Chem Phys Lipids 183: 169-175
Fuchs, B.; Schiller, J. (2014):
Glycosaminoglycan degradation by selected reactive oxygen species. Antioxid Redox Signal 21: 1044-1062
Palusinska-Szysz, M.; Kania, M.; Turska-Szewczuk, A.; Danikiewicz, W.; Russa, R.; Fuchs, B. (2014):
Identification of Unusual Phospholipid Fatty Acyl Compositions of Acanthamoeba castellanii. Plos One 9: e01243
Fuchs, B. (2014):
Mass spectrometry and inflammation--MS methods to study oxidation and enzyme-induced changes of phospholipids. Anal Bioanal Chem 406: 1291-1306
Griesinger, H.; Fuchs, B.; Suss, R.; Matheis, K.; Schulz, M.; Schiller, J. (2014):
Stationary phase thickness determines the quality of thin-layer chromatography/matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization mass spectra of lipids. Anal Biochem 451: 45-47
Wegener, J.; Zschornig, K.; Onischke, K.; Fuchs, B.; Schiller, J.; Muller, K. (2013):
Conservation of honey bee (Apis mellifera) sperm phospholipids during storage in the bee queen - A TLC/MALDI-TOF MS study. Exp Gerontol 48: 213-222
Eibisch, M.; Riemer, T.; Fuchs, B.; Schiller, J. (2013):
Differently saturated fatty acids can be differentiated by 31P NMR subsequent to derivatization with 2-chloro-4,4,5,5-tetramethyldioxaphospholane: a cautionary note. J Agric Food Chem 61: 2696-2700
Nimptsch, A.; Fuchs, B.; Suss, R.; Zschornig, K.; Jakop, U.; Goritz, F.; Schiller, J.; Muller, K. (2013):
A simple method to identify ether lipids in spermatozoa samples by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Anal Bioanal Chem 405: 6675-6682
Fuchs, B. (2012):
Analysis of phospolipids and glycolipids by thin-layer chromatography-matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A 1259: 62-73
Dinkla, S.; Wessels, K.; Verdurmen, W. P. R.; Tomelleri, C.; Cluitmans, J. C. A.; Fransen, J.; Fuchs, B.; Schiller, J.; Joosten, I.; Brock, R.; Bosman, G. J. C. G. M. (2012):
Functional consequences of sphingomyelinase-induced changes in erythrocyte membrane structure. Cell Death Dis 3: e410
Fuchs, B.; Muller, K.; Paasch, U.; Schiller, J. (2012):
Lysophospholipids: potential markers of diseases and infertility? Mini Rev Med Chem 12: 74-86