Industrial biotechnology for lignocellulose based processes

About the course

Registration and information

The course is suitable for PhD students or researchers with a background in biotechnology, chemical engineering, biochemistry or similar. The course can be taken as a 2 ETCS course, by following lectures + passing the end exam or as a 5 ETCS course, by additionally completing a group assignment. 5 ETCS requires on-site participation, for 2 ETCS on-line participation is possible.

Lectures and exercises will be mixed. The course also includes a presentation of the group exercise completed during the course.

Course Program
Daily schedule
9-12 Lectures
13-15 Group work
15-17 Seminars presenting applications, by invited speakers

Biomass composition and characterization

Enzymes and their action

Microorganisms as cell factories

Fermentation processes

Written exam
Presentation of group work

The program for the course can be found at: ​pdf icon IndBio PhD course _program_2023_08_21.pdf

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Yvonne Nygård


Literature will be provided before course start, in form of (review) articles.


Lisbeth Olsson, Yvonne Nygård, Johan Larsbrink, Cecilia Geijer + invited guest lecturers.