Dr. Daniel Méndez Rodríguez


Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
FE Marine Naturstoffchemie

ENB, Raum: 2.425
Tel.: +49 431 600-4440
E-Mail: dmendez(at)geomar.de

Wischhofstraße 1-3
24148 Kiel


Research interests:

Natural products chemistry and metabolomics, mainly on fractionation, isolation and structure elucidation of secondary metabolites via LC-MS, untargeted metabolomics and molecular networking.

Academic positions:

PhD in Sciences: Biology, Hasselt University, Belgium (2022)

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2022)

PhD in Health Sciences, Universidad de Oriente, Cuba (2022)

MSc in Biotechnology, Universidad de Oriente, Cuba (2019)

BSc in Chemistry, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba (2016)


Postdoctoral researcher at GEOMAR Kiel since June 2023.



Pérez-Gómez L, Pérez-Martínez AT, Matheeussen A, Pieters L, Mendez D, Quirós-Molina Y, Trujillo R, Tuenter E, Cos P. Phytochemical characterization and antifungal potential of leaf extracts of Mosiera bullata. Natural Product Research. 2023; 1-10. doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2023.2244132

García Díaz J, González Fernández R, Escalona Arranz JC, Llauradó Maury G, Méndez Rodríguez D, De Vooght L, Molina E, Tuenter E, Pieters L, Cos P. Inhibitory Effect on Nitric Oxide Release in LPS-Stimulated Macrophages and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Croton linearis Jacq. Leaves. Antioxidants. 2022; 11(10):1915. doi.org/10.3390/antiox11101915.

Molina Bertrán SdC, Monzote L, Cappoen D, Escalona Arranz JC, Gordillo Pérez MJ, RodríguezFerreiro AO, Chill Nuñez I, Novo CP, Méndez D, Cos P, Llauradó Maury G. Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation by Seed-Derived Ethanol Extracts from Persea americana Mill. Molecules. 2022; 27(15):5009. doi.org/10.3390/molecules27155009

Rodríguez-Ferreiro AO, Ochoa-Pacheco A, Méndez-Rodriguez D, Ortiz-Beatón E, Font-Salmo O, Guisado-Bourzac F, Molina-Bertrán S, Monzote L, Cos P, Foubert K, Pieters L, Perez-Novo C, Vanden Berghe W, Escalona-Arranz JC, Setzer WN. LC-MS Characterization and Biological Activities of Cuban Cultivars of Plectranthus neochilus Schltr. Plants. 2022; 11(1):134. doi.org/10.3390/plants11010134

Méndez, D., Escalona-Arranz, J. C., Pérez, E. M., Foubert, K., Matheeussen, A., Tuenter, E., Cuypers, A., Cos, P., & Pieters, L. (2021). Antifungal Activity of Extracts, Fractions, and Constituents from Coccoloba cowellii Leaves. Pharmaceuticals. 2021; 14(9), 917. doi.org/10.3390/PH14090917

Méndez D, Escalona-Arranz JC, Foubert K, Matheeussen A, Van der Auwera A, Piazza S, Cuypers A, Cos P, Pieters L. Chemical and Pharmacological Potential of Coccoloba cowellii, an Endemic Endangered Plant from Cuba. Molecules. 2021; 26(4):935. doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040935.3

Berenguer-Rivas CA, Escalona-Arranz JC, Llauradó-Maury B, Van der Auwera A, Piazza S, Méndez-Rodríguez D, Foubert K, Cos P, Pieters L, Anti-inflammatory effect of Adelia ricinella L. aerial parts. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2021; 73(4):553-559, doi.org/10.1093/jpp/rgaa057

Maury, G. L., Rodríguez, D. M., Hendrix, S., Arranz, J. C. E., Boix, Y. F., Pacheco, A. O., Díaz, J. G., Morris-Quevedo, H. J., Dubois, A. F., Aleman, E. I., Beenaerts, N., Méndez-Santos, I. E., Ratón, T. O., Cos, P., & Cuypers, A. (2020). Antioxidants in Plants: A Valorization Potential Emphasizing the Need for the Conservation of Plant Biodiversity in Cuba. Antioxidants. 2020; 9(11), 1048. doi.org/10.3390/antiox9111048