Johan Larsbrink

Assistant Professor,
Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Johan Larsbrink works as Assistant Professor in the Division of Industrial Biotechnology since 2015. Prior to that, he obtained his PhD at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2013, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is a member of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (, and holds Starting Grants from the Swedish Research Council and Formas, and additional grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Swedish Energy Agency.

His research is in the field of enzymology, and his group focuses mainly on microbial carbohydrate-active enzymes acting on the polymers that constitute the main components of plant biomass. Ongoing research projects are mainly in fundamental science, and aim to discover new enzymes and to gain in-depth biochemical and structural insights regarding their biological function. More applied research projects revolve around utilizing the enzymes in the generation of both new materials, fuels, and other high-value molecules from biomass.
​PhD course
Lecturer, Industrial Biotechnology for Lignocellulose Based Processes (5 HEC)

Master course
Examiner, Enzyme Technology, BBT040 (7.5 HEC)

Bachelor course
Lecturer, Molecular Biotechnology, KMB056 (13.5 HEC)

Published: Mon 21 Sep 2015. Modified: Fri 12 Apr 2019