About the Project

Project 13: Engineering of metabolons for multi-enzyme pathways optimization with vanillin glucoside as the test case.

The objective of this project is to develop protein scaffolds that can improve the function of multi-enzyme pathway via metabolic channelling. Vanillin glucoside, a valuable food ingredient, which biosynthesis requires multiple enzymatic steps, will be used as the test case.

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Helen Olsson

Research Interests


My main research interest lies within the application of synthetic biology in developing more sustainable industrial bio-processes and products. I have an engineering and master’s degree in Biotechnology and my previous research has been focused on yeast genetic engineering. It was during my Bachelor’s studies while taking part in the iGEM competition that the field of synthetic biology initially caught my interest. Later, during my Master’s project, I became further involved with the use of metabolic engineering for development of sustainable, industrial bio-processes. I am inspired by the idea of applying engineering principles to biology and motivated by the challenge of designing and constructing novel, improved and industrially relevant microbial cell factories.