Prof. Dr. Dieter Spiteller

Professor for Chemical Ecology and Biological Chemistry at the University of Konstanz

since April 2011

Emmy Noether Research Group Leader Microbial Chemical Ecology:

September 2005-April 2011
Project group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Topic: Chemical interactions in microbial societies – coordination and induction of secondary metabolism

Post graduate:

June 2003 - August 2005
Post doctoral stay at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry in the group of Prof. Dr. Peter Leadlay and Dr. Jonathan Spencer

Topic: Combinatorial biochemistry of polyketide synthetases and non-ribosomal peptide synthetases


December 2002
PhD examination (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
May 1999 - December 2002
Dissertation under guidance of Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Boland at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena.

Topic: Characterisation of N-acyl-glutamine-conjugates from the regurgitate of Lepidopteran larvae


June 1998 - March 1999
Diploma thesis (Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Seifert)
Topic: Lipid peroxidation products of the low density lipoprotein

May 1998
Diploma examinations (University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth)

April - May 1997
Practical training in organic chemistry at the ETH Zürich (Prof. Dr. Andrea Vasella)

November 1993 - March 1999
Study of chemistry at the University of Bayreuth


Februar 2009: Irseer Naturstofftage: poster award

2007-2015: Emmy-Noether Fellowship of the German Research Council

2003 – 2005: Postdoc Fellowship of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher Leopoldina

August 2001: Travel award to attend the Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) at Lake Tahoe, USA

1996-1998: Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes