Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Biochemical and genetic basis of fungal natural product biosyntheses
  • Natural products of basidiomycetes and Ralstonia solanacearum
  • Microbial nonribosomal peptide synthetases
Professional Career
2014- Full Professor for Pharmaceutical Microbiology, FSU Jena and HKI Jena
2009-2014 Associate Professor for Pharmaceutical Biology, FSU Jena and head of the associated department Pharmaceutical Biology at the HKI Jena
2007-2009 Assistant professor (tenure track) University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, USA
2008 Habilitation in Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
2004-2007 Research assistant, Institute for Pharmacy, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
2002-2004 Postdoc, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA (DFG-fellowship)
2002 Dr. rer. nat., Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
1998 Diploma in biology at the Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen
Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
Since 2016 Dean for Study Affairs in the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, FSU Jena
2013-2016 Scientific advisory board, Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM).
Since 2011 Member of the editorial board of various journals

Publications

Tauber JP, Gallegos-Monterrosa R, Kovacs AT, Shelest E, Hoffmeister D (2018) Dissimilar pigment regulation in Serpula lacrymans and Paxillus involutus during interkingdom interactions. Microbiology 164(1), 65-77.
Tauber JP, Matthaeus C, Lenz C, Hoffmeister D, Popp J (2018) Analysis of basidiomycete pigments in situ by Raman spectroscopy. J Biophoton 11(6), e201700369.
Baldeweg F, Kage H, Schieferdecker S, Allen C, Hoffmeister D, Nett M (2017) Structure of ralsolamycin, the inter-kingdom morphogen of the crop plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum GMI1000. Org Lett 19, 4868-4871.
Braesel J, Fricke J, Schwenk D, Hoffmeister D (2017) Biochemical and genetic basis of orsellinic acid biosynthesis and prenylation in a stereaceous basidiomycete. Fungal Genet Biol 98, 12-19.
Brandenburger E, Gressler M, Leonhardt R, Lackner G, Habel A, Hertweck C, Brock M, Hoffmeister D (2017) A highly conserved basidiomycete peptide synthetase produces a trimeric hydroxamate siderophore. Appl Environ Microbiol 83(21), e01478.
Brandt P, García-Altares M, Nett M, Hertweck C, Hoffmeister D (2017) Induced chemical defense of a mushroom by a double-bond-shifting polyene synthase. Angew Chem Int Ed 56(21), 5937-5941.
Fricke J, Blei F, Hoffmeister D (2017) Enzymatic synthesis of psilocybin Angew Chem Int Ed 56, 12352-12355.
Lenz C, Wick J, Hoffmeister D (2017) Identification of N-Methyl-4-hydroxytryptamine (Norpsilocin) as a Psilocybe Natural Product. J Nat Prod 80, 2835-2838.
Zhu Y, Mahaney J, Jellison J, Cao J, Gressler J, Hoffmeister D, Goodell B (2017) Fungal variegatic acid and extracellular polysaccharides promote the site specific generation of reactive oxygen species J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 44, 329-338.
Baccile JA, Spraker JE, Le HH, Brandenburger E, Gomez C, Bok JW, Macheleidt J, Brakhage AA, Hoffmeister D, Keller NP, Schroeder FC (2016) Plant-like biosynthesis of isoquinoline alkaloids in Aspergillus fumigatus. Nat Chem Biol 12, 419-424.