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Mikolaj Chmielarz

Mikolaj Chmielarz
I am a Research Engineer in the department of Molecular Sciences. Currently I manage labs of Mats Sandgren, Volkmar Passoth, Peter Bozkhov and Simon Stael. I am also in charge of the fermentation lab for Food Biotechnology and Structural Biology groups. I also work part time for the MolSci Department as an IT-administrator


  • 2022 - present: Research Engineer 
  • 2017 - 2021: PhD in Biology with specialisation in Biotechnology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2014 - 2016: MSc in Applied Biotechnology, Uppsala University
  • 2009-2011: BEng in Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Selected publications


Enhanced glycerol assimilation and lipid production in Rhodotorula toruloides CBS14 upon addition of hemicellulose primarily correlates with early transcription of energy-metabolism-related genes.

Oleaginous yeasts for biochemicals, biofuels and food from lignocellulose‐hydrolysate and crude glycerol.


Chromosome-level genome assembly and transcriptome-based annotation of the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula toruloides CBS 14

Microbial lipid production from crude glycerol and hemicellulosic hydrolysate with oleaginous yeasts


FT-NIR: a tool for rapid intracellular lipid quantification in oleaginous yeasts


Research Engineer at the Department of Molecular Sciences; Strukturbiologi
Postal address:
Institutionen för molekylära vetenskaper