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

Schwenk D, Nett M, Dahse H-M, Horn U, Blanchette RA, Hoffmeister D (2014) Injury-induced biosynthesis of methyl-branched polyene pigments in a white-rotting basidiomycete J Nat Prod 77, 2658-2663.
Bohnert M, Dahse HM, Gibson DM, Krasnoff S, Hoffmeister D (2013) The fusarin analogue NG-391 impairs transcription in K-562 leukemia cells Phytochemistry Letters 6, 189-192.
Elliott CE, Callahan DL, Schwenk D, Nett M, Hoffmeister D, Howlett BJ (2013) A gene cluster responsible for biosynthesis of phomenoic acid in the plant pathogenic fungus, Leptosphaeria maculans. Fungal Genet Biol 53, 50-58.
Forseth RR, Amaike S, Schwenk D, Affeldt KJ, Hoffmeister D, Schroeder FC, Keller NP (2013) Homologous NRPS-like gene clusters mediate redundant small-molecule biosynthesis in Aspergillus flavus. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 52, 1590-1594.
Kage H, Kreutzer MF, Wackler B, Hoffmeister D, Nett M (2013) An iterative type I polyketide synthase initiates the biosynthesis of the antimycoplasma agent micacocidin. Chem Biol 20, 764-771.
Kalb D, Lackner G, Hoffmeister D (2013) Fungal peptide synthetases – an update on functions and specificity signatures Fungal Biology Reviews 27, 43-50.
Lackner G, Bohnert M, Wick J, Hoffmeister D (2013) Assembly of melleolide antibiotics involves a polyketide synthase with cross-coupling activity. Chem Biol 20, 1101-1106.
Pauly J, Spiteller D, Linz J, Jacobs J, Allen C, Nett M, Hoffmeister D (2013) Ralfuranone thioether production by the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum. Chembiochem 14, 2169-2178.
Steinchen W, Lackner G, Yasmin S, Schrettl M, Dahse HM, Haas H, Hoffmeister D (2013) Bimodular peptide synthetase SidE produces fumarylalanine in the human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Appl Environ Microbiol 79, 6670-6676.
Fernandez-Fueyo E, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ, Ferreira P, Floudas D, Hibbett DS, Canessa P, Larrondo LF, James TY, Seelenfreund D, Lobos S, Polanco R, Tello M, Honda Y, Watanabe T, Watanabe T, Ryu JS, San RJ, Kubicek CP, Schmoll M, Gaskell J, Hammel KE, St John FJ, Vanden Wymelenberg A, Sabat G, Splinter BonDurant S, Syed K, Yadav JS, Doddapaneni H, Subramanian V, Lavín JL, Oguiza JA, Perez G, Pisabarro AG, Ramirez L, Santoyo F, Master E, Coutinho PM, Henrissat B, Lombard V, Magnuson JK, Kües U, Hori C, Igarashi K, Samejima M, Held BW, Barry KW, LaButti KM, Lapidus A, Lindquist EA, Lucas SM, Riley R, Salamov AA, Hoffmeister D, Schwenk D, Hadar Y, Yarden O, de Vries RP, Wiebenga A, Stenlid J, Eastwood D, Grigoriev IV, Berka RM, Blanchette RA, Kersten P, Martinez AT, Vicuna R, Cullen D (2012) Comparative genomics of Ceriporiopsis subvermispora and Phanerochaete chrysosporium provide insight into selective ligninolysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109, 5458-5463.