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

Rebets Y, Ostash B, Luzhetskyy A, Hoffmeister D, Brana A, Mendez C, Salas JA, Bechthold A, Fedorenko V (2003) Production of landomycins in Streptomyces globisporus 1912 and S cyanogenus S136 is regulated by genes encoding putative transcriptional activators. FEMS Microbiol Lett 222, 149-153.
Rix U, Remsing LL, Hoffmeister D, Bechthold A, Rohr J (2003) Urdamycin L: a novel metabolic shunt product that provides evidence for the role of the urdM gene in the urdamycin A biosynthetic pathway of Streptomyces fradiae TU 2717. Chembiochem 4, 109-111.
Hoffmeister D, Wilkinson B, Foster G, Sidebottom PJ, Ichinose K, Bechthold A (2002) Engineered urdamycin glycosyltransferases are broadened and altered in substrate specificity. Chem Biol 9, 287-295.
Hoffmeister D, Ichinose K, Bechthold A (2001) Two sequence elements of glycosyltransferases involved in urdamycin biosynthesis are responsible for substrate specificity and enzymatic activity. Chem Biol 8, 557-567.
Weitnauer G, Mühlenweg A, Trefzer A, Hoffmeister D, Süssmuth RD, Jung G, Welzel K, Vente A, Girreser U, Bechthold A (2001) Biosynthesis of the orthosomycin antibiotic avilamycin A: deductions from the molecular analysis of the avi biosynthetic gene cluster of Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü57 and production of new antibiotics. Chem Biol 8, 569-581.
Faust B, Hoffmeister D, Weitnauer G, Westrich L, Haag S, Schneider P, Decker H, Künzel E, Rohr J, Bechthold A (2000) Two new tailoring enzymes, a glycosyltransferase and an oxygenase, involved in biosynthesis of the angucycline antibiotic urdamycin A in Streptomyces fradiae Tü2717. Microbiology 146 ( Pt 1), 147-154.
Hoffmeister D, Ichinose K, Domann S, Faust B, Trefzer A, Dräger G, Kirschning A, Fischer C, Künzel E, Bearden D, Rohr J, Bechthold A (2000) The NDP-sugar co-substrate concentration and the enzyme expression level influence the substrate specificity of glycosyltransferases: cloning and characterization of deoxysugar biosynthetic genes of the urdamycin biosynthetic gene cluster. Chem Biol 7, 821-831.
Trefzer A, Hoffmeister D, Künzel E, Stockert S, Weitnauer G, Westrich L, Rix U, Fuchser J, Bindseil KU, Rohr J, Bechthold A (2000) Function of glycosyltransferase genes involved in urdamycin A biosynthesis. Chem Biol 7, 133-142.