Dr. rer. nat. habil. Beate Fuchs

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of Service group Metabolomics & Lipidomics
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)


Fuchs, B.; Scheler, U. (2004):
F-19 spin-lattice relaxation and stable radicals in radiation-modified fluoropolymers. Applied Magnetic Resonance 27: 435-442
Schiller, J.; Suss, R.; Fuchs, B.; Muller, M.; Zschornig, O.; Arnold, K. (2003):
Combined application of TLC and matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to phospholipid analysis of brain. Chromatographia 57: S297-S302
Schiller, J.; Fuchs, B.; Arnhold, J.; Arnold, K. (2003):
Contribution of reactive oxygen species to cartilage degradation in rheumatic diseases: Molecular pathways, diagnosis and potential therapeutic strategies. Curr. Med. Chem. 10: 2123-2145
Arnold, K.; Schiller, J.; Suss, R.; Fuchs, B. (2003):
Selected applications of MALDI-TOF MS and P-31 NMR in phospholipid research. Biophys. J. 84: 578a-578a
Lappan, U.; Fuchs, B.; Geissler, U.; Scheler, U.; Lunkwitz, K. (2002):
Number-average molecular weight of radiation-degraded poly(tetrafluoroethylene). An end group analysis based on solid-state NMR and IR spectroscopy. Polymer 43: 4325-4330
Fuchs, B.; Lappan, U.; Lunkwitz, K.; Scheler, U. (2002):
Radiochemical yields for cross-links and branches in radiation-modified poly(tetrafluoroethylene). Macromolecules 35: 9079-9082
Fuchs, B.; Scheler, U. (2000):
Branching and cross-linking in radiation-modified poly(tetrafluoroethylene): A solid-state NMR investigation. Macromolecules 33: 120-124