Genetic biosensors for developing better cell factories for production of platform chemicals
Efficient biochemical conversion of renewable carbon sources is crucial for the transition into a resource efficient society. Industrial processes require strains that are tolerant to several stress conditions and display a high productivity, features to be developed in order for biobased chemicals and materials to be price-competitive.
The aim of this project is to develop genetic biosensors for yeast, that report intracellular concentrations of biochemicals produced by the cells or inhibitors found in the raw material. Inhibitors are abundant in lignocellulosic hydrolysates, a raw material made from plant biomass unsuited for use as food. The biosensors developed can be used for finding more robust and efficient cell factories with increased tolerance or for screening strains with an increased production of biochemicals.
- Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) (Private, Finland)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (Academic, India)
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Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Yvonne Nygård works as Assistant Professor in the Division of Industrial Biotechnology, specializing in cell factory design. Her main expertise is metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, and she...
Graduated at Pisa University, Maurizio has a background in Biochemistry and System Biology, with microscopy as main field of expertise. As a PhD student at Chalmers University of Technology, his...
Senior Researcher, Molecular Biology;
Biology and Biological Engineering, Systems and Synthetic Biology
Verena Siewers is a project leader at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering in the Systems and Synthetic Biology Group. Her main research interest is the application of yeast as a cell...
Head of Division of Industrial Biotechnology
Lisbeth Olsson works in the area of Industrial Biotechnology focusing on design and use of enzymes and microorganisms in processes where plant cell wall material is converted to fuels, chemicals and...
- ÅForsk (Non Profit, Sweden)
- Ollie och Elof Ericssons stiftelser (Non Profit, Sweden)
- Formas (Public, Sweden)
- Adlerbertska Foundations (Non Profit, Sweden)