BSc in Molecular biology, MSc in Protein Science with focus on Protein Engineering. Majority of research experience comes from running a biotech start-up working with protein production and specializing on cell-free systems. Also shortly dabbled in stem cell research.
PhD project 14: Fatty Alcohol Production in Yarrowia lipolytica
In the process of moving towards a more sustainable relation with our ecosphere, microbial cell factories has risen as a promising alternative to our current production practices. In recent years, the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica have gathered some interest, among other things, for the production ‘fatty acid’-derived compounds.
This projects aims to contribute to the development of the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica as a cell factory, and particular interest is paid to the production of fatty alcohols. This includes both strain construction, for the testing of hypotheses, and the development of Yarrowia lipolytica tools, for simplified and fine-tuned cellular engineering. The data and insights generated during the project will, hopefully, increase our understanding of Yarrowia lipolytica and prove useful for future engineering efforts, both within academia and industry.
The project is in collaboration with EPFL and the Norwegian biorefinery Borregaard.
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