Dr Susanne Kirsch-Dahmen


Susanne Kirsch-Dahmen studied biology at Saarland University in Saarbrücken. She completed her diploma thesis at the Department of Dermatology at Saarland University Hospital in Homburg/Saar. She then worked for five years as a research associate in the integrated EU project „CellPROM (Cell Programming by Nanoscaled Devices)” at the Institute for Experimental Physics at Saarland University. In 2013, she obtained her doctorate from the Department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at Saarland University Hospital. The topic of the thesis was the study of folate and B vitamin status in the elderly using UPLC-MS/MS.

After a PostDoc position in the Department of Microbial Natural Products at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), she has been working as a scientific assistant to the management. She is responsible for project management of various HIPS projects. Since 2021, she is project manager of the TTU "Novel Antibiotics" at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF).


Biochemical and transcriptomic evaluation of a 3D lung organoid platform for pre-clinical testing of active substances targeting senescence

Brand M, Ritzmann F, Kattler K, Milasius D, Yao Y, Herr C, Kirsch S, Müller R, Yildiz D, Bals R, Beisswenger C (2024)

Respir. Res. 25 (1)DOI: 10.1186/s12931-023-02636-7


Identification of Compounds Preventing A. fumigatus Biofilm Formation by Inhibition of the Galactosaminogalactan Deacetylase Agd3

Seegers C, Lee D, Zarnovican P, Kirsch S, Müller R, Haselhorst T, Routier F (2023)

International journal of molecular sciences 24 (3)DOI: 10.3390/ijms24031851


Persicamidines-Unprecedented Sesquarterpenoids with Potent Antiviral Bioactivity against Coronaviruses

Keller L, Oueis E, Kaur A, Safaei N, Kirsch S, Gunesch A, Haid S, Rand U, Cicin-Šain L, Fu C, …, Pietschmann T, Müller R (2022)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202214595

Pineapple Lectin AcmJRL binds SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein in a carbohydrate-dependent fashion

Meiers J, Dastbaz J, Adam S, Rasheed S, Kirsch S, Meiser P, Gross P, Müller R, Titz A (2022)

Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biologyDOI: 10.1002/cbic.202200463

The Glycan-Specificity of the Pineapple Lectin AcmJRL and its Carbohydrate-Dependent Binding of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein

Meiers J, Dastbaz J, Adam S, Rasheed S, Kirsch S, Meiser P, Gross P, Müller R, Titz A (2022)

BookDOI: 10.1101/2022.05.27.493400

Beyond the approved: target sites and inhibitors of bacterial RNA polymerase from bacteria and fungi

Kirsch S, Haeckl F, Müller R (2022)

Nat. Prod. Rep.DOI: 10.1039/d1np00067e


Thioholgamide A, a New Anti-Proliferative Anti-Tumor Agent, Modulates Macrophage Polarization and Metabolism

Dahlem C, Siow W, Lopatniuk M, Tse W, Kessler S, Kirsch S, Hoppstädter J, Vollmar A, Müller R, Luzhetskyy A, Bartel K, Kiemer A (2020)

Cancers 12 (5)DOI: 10.3390/cancers12051288