Fredrik Gjerstad Støpamo is a PhD student within the Protein Engineering and Proteomics (PEP) group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Within his thesis, “Upgrading cellulosic fibers for industrial applications by novel processes and enzyme strategies”, he works on methods to functionalize cellulosic biomass using specific redox enzymes called LPMOs. The overall aim of his research is to develop original biodegradable products from biomass waste that could potentially substitute certain petroleum-based products.
Fredrik and co-workers from NMBU are part of an international research project in collaboration with scientists from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). Their project, FunEnzFibres, focuses on fundamental enzyme science associated with biomass modification and the development of high-value products in the forest industry.
Beyond his scientific interests, Fredrik has a deep passion for music production and spends much of his free time in his music studio.