Contact research group leader

Andreas Blennow
Associate professor
M: abl@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 33 04

Our group focuses on starch science and technology with focus on starch phosphorylation. The redox state in the plant activates and inhibits enzymes in biosynthesis and degradation. Starch is a very capable energy deposit and we generate designer starch in transgenic plants and molecular models by chemical synthesis to understand how its well-organized packing is compromised by efficient bioavailability.

Starch is the major food for most organisms and we investigate the interaction of starch with environmental enzymes to design healthy foods, biomaterials and bioplastics, efficient enzymes for clean modification of starch and more robust and high yielding starch crops.

Research themes

Research projects

Group members

For students

Are you interested in doing a project, you can read more about your options in the project database

  • Project database for students

  • Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have various bachelor and master programs.

  • Read more about the options here
  • Research Centres

    • GlycAn: The glycoanalysis unit at Section for Plant
    • Glycobiology
    • Infrastructure and integrated glycoanalysis resources
    • Chromatography
    • Carbohydrate Microarrays
    • GlycoSpotTM
    • Rheology

    Partners and networks

    • KMC
    • ADM
    • Novozymes