My research focuses on oil accumulation in oil seed crops in general and Camelina sativa specifically.
Camelina is used as a model plant to study genes of interest for oil-accumulation mainly using gain-of-function and loss-of-function mutations, with the aim to learn more about oil-accumulation pathways and regulation. Another focus is the enzymes of the triacylglycerol synthesis, and these are studied with biochemical methods.
A more recent research interest is the role autophagy plays for lipid synthesis.
Post doc at Dept. of Plant Biochemistry, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
PhD in Bioscience from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Master of Science in Chemistry from Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Master of Science in Biology (Molecular Biology) from Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden