Research Group: Cell Wall Biology and Bioengineering

The research is contributing to our basic understanding of cell wall structure, architecture and function. Annotating glycosyltransferases (GTs) involved in cell wall biosynthesis and understanding their evolutionary history plays a major role.

Understanding the function involves investigating the role of plant hormones in cell wall dynamics as well as the biophysical properties of cell walls. Cell wall architecture and polysaccharide biosynthesis are key topics for industrial exploitation of the plant cell wall.

A wide range of applications are pursued: Cell wall engineering for use as feedstock for biological jet fuel; development of new nano-materials inspired by cell wall architecture; use of algal oligo- and polysaccharides for anti-inflammatory agents, laundry detergent additives and new, functional food ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bodil Jørgensen Associate professor +45 353-33466 E-mail
Jacob Krüger Jensen Postdoc +45 353-31693 E-mail
Jozef Mravec Assistant professor +45 353-33935 E-mail
Klaus Herburger Postdoc +45 353-31407 E-mail
Marc Fradera-Soler PhD fellow   E-mail
Panagiotis Lymperopoulos Postdoc +45 353-31302 E-mail
Peter Ulvskov Professor +45 353-32580 E-mail
Sylwia Emilia Glazowska Postdoc +45 353-33761 E-mail

Master Students

  • Alexander Moltzen Sidenius