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

Blei F, Fricke J, Wick J, Slot JC, Hoffmeister D (2018) Iterative L-tryptophan methylation in Psilocybe evolved by sub-domain duplication. ChemBioChem [Accepted]
Brandenburger E, Braga D, Kombrink A, Lackner G, Gressler J, Künzler M, Hoffmeister D (2018) Multi-genome analysis identifies functional and phylogenetic diversity of basidiomycete adenylate-forming reductases. Fungal Genet Biol 112, 55-63.
Held BW, Hoffmeister D, Blanchette RA (2018) Occurrence of european tar spot (Rhytisma acerinum) on norway maple causing severe infections in Minnesota. Plant Disease 102, 12.
Hoefgen S, Lin J, Fricke J, Stroe MC, Mattern DJ, Kufs JE, Hortschansky P, Brakhage AA, Hoffmeister D, Valiante V (2018) Facile assembly and fluorescence-based screening method for heterologous expression of biosynthetic pathways in fungi. Metab Eng 48, 44-51.
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.