Currently I'm working as a researcher within the research program LipoDrive with the focus on producing lipids from hemicellulose using oleaginous yeasts. Oleaginous yeasts are yeasts that can accumulate lipids to more than 20% of their cell biomass.
The goal is to produce biodiesel and/or animal feed from the lipids produced by the yeasts. I focus on developing molecular tools for some of the oleaginous yeasts for the purpose to enhance the lipid production, alter the fatty acid profile, insert pathways for other compounds etc, and to understand the fatty acid metabolism in those yeasts.
I'm also involved in developing optimal cultivation conditions for the oleaginous yeasts in bioreactors, developing optimal lipid extraction methods etc.
Sept 2014-present: Researcher at the Dept of Chemistry and Biotechnology
2012-sep 2014: Post doc at Dept of Microbiology, SLU
Apr 2007-Nov 2011: PhD-student at Dept of Microbiology, SLU. Title of thesis: Dekkera bruxellensis - a competitive yeast for ethanol production from conventional and non-conventional substrates
2006: Master of Science in Engineering Biology, The institute of Technology, Linköping University