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A Synthetic Biology approach for the production of high-value compounds
Supervisor: Associate Professor Sotirios Kampranis

ARTIFICIAL OLFACTION: Biological perception, digital encoding, and chemical reproduction of the sense of smell
Supervisor: Sotirios Kampranis and Karel Miettinen

Biosensors for Synthetic Biology applications
Supervisor: Karel Miettinen and Sotirios Kampranis

Biotechnological production of anti-obesity agents
Supervisor: Karel Miettinen, Sotirios Kampranis and Søren Bak

CRISPR/Cas9 technology to develop plant-based protein for human consumption
Supervisor: Prof Barbara Halkier, Assistant Professor Deyang Xu,

Development of micro-factories in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Supervisor: Simon Dusséaux and Sotirios Kampranis

Exploring the terpene diversity by combinatorial biosynthesis for discovery of novel bioactive compounds
Supervisor: Yong Zhao & Sotirios Kampranis

Reconstruction of taxol biosynthesis in yeast
Supervisor: Feiyan Liang and Sotiros Kampranis

A nice cup of coffee
Supervisor: Johan Andersen-Ranberg, Birger Lindberg Møller

A CRISPR/Cas9 approach to elucidate environmental sensing through the FERONIA receptor
Supervisor: Anja Fuglsang and Sebastian Marquardt

A CRISPR/dCas9-based strategy to identify proteins associated to specific DNA loci (
Supervisor: Sebastian Marquardt

A CRISPR-based strategy for gene replacement / knock-ins in plant genomes
Supervisor: Sebastian Marquardt

A direct quantification of biosynthetic enzymes in plants using QconCAT and mass spectrometry
Supervisor: Tomas Laursen and Bruna Marques

A discovery-pipeline to identify novel microProteins
Supervisor: Assistant Professor Tenai Eguen, Associate professor Stephan Wenkel

A genome-engineering approach of microProtein genes using CRISPR/Cas9
Supervisor: Stephan Wenkel

Advanced synthetic biology to engineer the production of health-promoting bioactive compounds in microbial cell factories
Supervisor: Head of Center, Professor Barbara Ann Halkier, co-supervisor: PhD student Michal Poborsky (

Application of advanced synthetic biology to build an efficient yeast cell factory producing health-promoting glucosinolates.
Supervisor: Main supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier, Co-supervisor: William Thomas Wajn

Beneficial microbiome(s) towards the future of sustainable agriculture
Supervisor: Prof Barbara Ann Halkier, Assistant Professor Deyang Xu

Breaking the dogma to boost the new generation of environmentally friendly fertilizers
Supervisor: Rosa Lopez

Breaking the yield barrier with the speed of light
Supervisor: Mathias Pribil, Konrad Weber

Supervisor: Mette H Nicolaisen

Decoding of the chemical language of plants
Supervisor: Prof Barbara Halkier, Assistant Professor Deyang Xu,

Defining genetic targets for domestication of wild crops
Supervisor: Rosa Lopez

Discover how flowers get their colors
Supervisor: Javiera Aravena-Calvo and Tomas Laursen

Ecofriendly saponins from local plant communities for future application as biopesticides
Supervisor: Jan Günther; Søren Bak

Gene editing towards increased tuber yield and photosynthetic efficiency in Potato
Supervisor: Kirsten Jørgensen, Mathias Pribil, Konrad Weber

Hunting new bacteria, with importance for the soil ecosystem
Supervisor: Frederik Bak (; Mette H. Nicolaisen (

Improving transient gene expression in Sorghum bicolor
Supervisor: Associate Professor Nanna Bjarnholt and PhD-student Sara Miller

MicroProteins - New regulators of protein activity
Supervisor: Stephan Wenkel

Optimization of rice for the climate change challenge
Supervisor: Rosa Lopez

RNA regulation of plant gene expression
Supervisor: Peter Brodersen (, Sebastian Marquardt (

Supervisor: Mette H Nicolaisen (; Rosanna C Hennessy (

The Hidden Role of Non-coding Transcription Initiation
Supervisor: Quentin Thomas - Sebastian Marquardt

Supervisor: Mette H Nicolaisen (; Rosanna C Hennessy (

Transporter engineering to prevent toxins in seeds using Crispr technology
Supervisor: Prof. Barbara Ann Halkier, Assistant Professor Deyang Xu (

Unravel the role of Verrucomicrobia in the maize rhizosphere
Supervisor: Frederik Bak (; Mette H. Nicolaisen (

AAAR: Arythmic Arabidopsis Antisense Regulation
Supervisor: Stephan Wenkel, Sebastian Marquardt