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





Dong, C., Dolke, F., Bandi, S., Paetz, C., von Reuss, S. H.
(2020) Dimerization of conserved ascaroside building blocks generates species-specific male attractants in Caenorhabditis nematodes. Organic Biomolecular Chemistry, 5253-5263.

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​