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

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.
Braga D, Hoffmeister D, Nett M (2016) A non-canonical peptide synthetase adenylates 3-methyl-2-oxovaleric acid for auriculamide biosynthesis Beilstein J Org Chem 12, 2766-2770.
Kalb D, Gressler J, Hoffmeister D (2016) Active-Site Engineering Expands the Substrate Profile of the Basidiomycete L-Tryptophan Decarboxylase CsTDC. ChemBioChem 17, 132-136.
Kalb D, Heinekamp T, Schieferdecker S, Nett M, Brakhage AA, Hoffmeister D (2016) An Iterative O-Methyltransferase Catalyzes 1,11-Dimethylation of Aspergillus fumigatus Fumaric Acid Amides. ChemBioChem 17, 1813-1817.
Schlegel M, Münsterkötter M, Güldener U, Bruggmann R, Duo A, Hainaut M, Henrissat B, Sieber CM, Hoffmeister D, Grünig CR (2016) Globally distributed root endophyte Phialocephala subalpina links pathogenic and saprophytic lifestyles BMC Genomics 17, 1015.
Schwenk D, Brandt P, Blanchette R, Nett M, Hoffmeister D (2016) Unexpected metabolic versatility in a combined fungal fomannoxin/vibralactone biosynthesis. J. Nat. Prod. 79, 1407-1414.
Shah F, Nicolas C, Bentzer J, Ellström M, Smits M, Rineau F, Canbäck B, Floudas D, Carleer R, Lackner G, Braesel J, Hoffmeister D, Henrissat B, Ahrén D, Johansson T, Hibbett DS, Martin F, Persson P, Tunlid A (2016) Ectomycorrhizal fungi decompose soil organic matter using oxidative mechanisms adapted from saprotrophic ancestors. New Phytol 209, 1705-1719.