I have a background in biology- and biotechnology from University of Copenhagen where I worked with implementation of CRISPR/Cas9 in plants. I then moved to the Arctic to join Department of Chemistry at UiT in Tromsø, Norway, where I work as a PhD student. We have here a very interesting collection of marine bacteria sampled from the Arctic Ocean and the Barents sea, of which many are still uncharacterized in the lab. We are particularly interested in natural producers of poly-hydroxyalkanoates (PHA). These are intracellular storage polymers that can be extracted and utilized as biodegradable bioplastic. Our current focus is on strains from the genera Halomonas and Cobetia, and other proteobacteria.

Developing fields include

  • High-throughput bacterial screening systems (Eg. growth assays coupled to FTIR and UHPLC-MS analysis)
  • Bacterial fermentation (Upscaling and bioprocess monitoring)
  • Genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9)

Also very interested in sustainability assessment of bioplastic- and biotechnological production, although this is not part of my own research field.  

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