Dr. Jonas Wick

Mail: Jonas Wick

Working Group:

Systems Biotechnology

since 10/2023

Scientist, Department of Microbial Biotechnology
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig

2015 - 2018

PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany


  • Lenz C., Wick J., Braga D., Garcia-Altares M., Lackner G., Hertweck C., Gressler M. and Hoffmeister D. (2020)
    Injury-triggered blueing reactions of Psilocybe "magic" mushrooms.
    Angew Chem Int Ed 59(4), 1450-1454


  • Fricke J., Lenz C., Wick J., Blei F. and Hoffmeister D. (2019)
    Production options for psilocybin - The making of the magic.
    Chem Eur J 25(4), 897-903. (Review)


  • Blei F., Fricke J., Wick J., Slot J.C. and Hoffmeister D. (2018)
    Iterative l-Tryptophan Methylation in Psilocybe Evolved by Subdomain Duplication.
    Chembiochem. 2018 Oct 18;19(20):2160-2166.


  • Lenz C., Wick J. and Hoffmeister D (2017)
    Identification of N-Methyl-4-hydroxytryptamine (Norpsilocin) as a Psilocybe Natural Product.
    J Nat Prod 80, 2835-2838.


  • Wick J., Heine D., Lackner G., Misiek M., Tauber J., Jagusch H., Hertweck C. and Hoffmeister D. (2016)
    A fivefold parallelized biosynthetic process secures chlorination of Armillaria mellea (honey mushroom) toxins.
    Appl Environ Microbiol 82, 1196-1204


  • Lackner G., Bohnert M., Wick J. and Hoffmeister D. (2013)
    Assembly of melleolide antibiotics involves a polyketide synthase with cross-coupling activity.
    Chem Biol 20, 1101-1106.