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


Schneider P, Weber M, Rosenberger K, Hoffmeister D (2007) A one-pot chemoenzymatic synthesis for the universal precursor of antidiabetes and antiviral bis-indolylquinones. Chem Biol 14, 635-644.
Bok JW, Hoffmeister D, Maggio-Hall LA, Murillo R, Glasner JD, Keller NP (2006) Genomic mining for Aspergillus natural products. Chem Biol 13, 31-37.
Chen YH, Wang CC, Greenwell L, Rix U, Hoffmeister D, Vining LC, Rohr J, Yang KQ (2005) Functional analyses of oxygenases in jadomycin biosynthesis and identification of JadH as a bifunctional oxygenase/dehydrase. J Biol Chem 280, 22508-22514.
Luzhetskyy A, Zhu L, Gibson M, Fedoryshyn M, Dürr C, Hofmann C, Hoffmeister D, Ostash B, Mattingly C, Adams V, Fedorenko V, Rohr J, Bechthold A (2005) Generation of novel landomycins M and O through targeted gene disruption. Chembiochem 6, 675-678.
Dürr C, Hoffmeister D, Wohlert SE, Ichinose K, Weber M, Von Mulert U, Thorson JS, Bechthold A (2004) The glycosyltransferase UrdGT2 catalyzes both C- and O-glycosidic sugar transfers. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 43, 2962-2965.
Hoffmeister D, Thorson JS (2004) Mechanistic implications of Escherichia coli galactokinase structure-based engineering. Chembiochem 5, 989-992.
Hoffmeister D, Weber M, Dräger G, Ichinose K, Dürr C, Bechthold A (2004) Rational saccharide extension by using the natural product glycosyltransferase LanGT4. Chembiochem 5, 369-371.
Thorson JS, Barton WA, Hoffmeister D, Albermann C, Nikolov DB (2004) Structure-based enzyme engineering and its impact on in vitro glycorandomization. Chembiochem 5, 16-25.
Hoffmeister D, Dräger G, Ichinose K, Rohr J, Bechthold A (2003) The C-Glycosyltransferase UrdGT2 is unselective toward d- and l-configured nucleotide-bound rhodinoses. J Am Chem Soc 125, 4678-4679.
Hoffmeister D, Yang J, Liu L, Thorson JS (2003) Creation of the first anomeric D/L-sugar kinase by means of directed evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100, 13184-13189.