Curriculum vitae

Main Research Areas
  • Biosynthetic pathways
  • Natural products
  • fungal genomics
Professional Career
2017 - 2020 Phd student "natural product chemistry" - Doctoral thesis: Biochemical and genetic basis of indole alkaloid biosynthesis in basidiomycetes and biotechnological synthesis of psilocybin  - Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2013 - 2017 Master studies "chemical biology" - Master thesis: Heterologous production and biochemical characterization of prenyltransferases and polyketidsynthases from basidiomycetes - Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2010 -2013 Bachelor studies "biology" - Bachelor thesis: Quantification of neuropeptides during the postmetamorphic development of the antennal lobe in Drosophila melanogaster - Philipps-University Marburg


Awards · Appointments · Scientific Activities
2018  medac-research price
2018  PHOENIX Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreis



Blei F, Fricke J, Wick J, Slot JC, Hoffmeister D (2018) Iterative L-tryptophan methylation in Psilocybe evolved by sub-domain duplication. ChemBioChem [Accepted]
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.
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.
Fricke J, Blei F, Hoffmeister D (2017) Enzymatic synthesis of psilocybin Angew Chem Int Ed 56, 12352-12355.