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

Dörner S, Rogge K, Fricke J, Schäfer T, Wurlitzer JM, Gressler M, Pham DNK, Manke DR, Chadeayne AR, Hoffmeister D (2022) Genetic survey of Psilocybe natural products. ChemBioChem 23(14), e202200249.
Ezediokpu MN, Krause K, Kunert M, Hoffmeister D, Boland W, Kothe E (2022) Ectomycorrhizal influence on the dynamics of sesquiterpene release by Tricholoma vaccinum. J Fungi 8(6), 555.
Kreuzenbeck NB, Seibel E, Schwitalla JW, Fricke J, Conlon BH, Schmidt S, Hammerbacher A, Köllner TG, Poulsen M, Hoffmeister D, Beemelmanns C (2022) Comparative genomic and metabolomic analysis of Termitomyces species provides insights into the terpenome of the fungal cultivar and the characteristic odor of the fungus garden of Macrotermes natalensis termites. mSystems 7(1), e0121421.
Lawrinowitz S, Wurlitzer JM, Weiss D, Arndt, HD, Kothe E, Gressler M, Hoffmeister D (2022) Blue light-dependent pre-mRNA splicing controls pigment biosynthesis in the mushroom Terana caerulea. Microbiol Spectrum [Epub ahead of print]
Lenz C, Dörner S, Trottmann F, Hertweck C, Sherwood A, Hoffmeister D (2022) Assessment of bioactivity-modulating pseudo-ring formation in psilocin and related tryptamines. Chembiochem 23(13), e202200183.
Löhr NA, Eisen F, Thiele W, Platz L Motter J, Hüttel W, Gressler M, Müller M, Hoffmeister D (2022) Unprecedented mushroom polyketide synthases produce the universal anthraquinone precursor. Angew Chem Int Ed 61(24), e202116142.
Fricke J, Sherwood AM, Halberstadt AL, Kargbo RB, Hoffmeister D (2021) Chemoenzymatic synthesis of 5-methylpsilocybin: A tryptamine with potential psychedelic activity. J Nat Prod 84(4), 1403-1408.
Gressler M, Löhr NA, Schäfer T, Lawrinowitz S, Seibold PS, Hoffmeister D (2021) Mind the mushroom: natural product biosynthetic genes and enzymes of Basidiomycota. Nat Prod Rep 38(4), 702-722. (Review)
Herkersdorf S, Krüger T, Wein P, Löffler S, Fontaine T, Gressler M, Hertweck C, Brakhage AA, Hoffmeister D (2021) Bacterial cell wall-degrading enzymes induce basidiomycete natural product biosynthesis. Environ Microbiol 23(8), 4360-4371.
Lenz C, Dörner S, Sherwood A, Hoffmeister D (2021) Structure elucidation and spectroscopic analysis of chromophores produced by oxidative psilocin dimerization. Chemistry 27(47), 12166-12171.