Research Group: Biochemical Engineering

Our long-term vision is to promote sustainable living by replacing harmful chemical synthesis and over-harvesting of natural resources with biological synthesis.

Focusing on natural products - the complex molecules used as pharmaceuticals, flavors, or colorants - we engineer microorganisms for the production of high-value compounds.

By applying synthetic biology principles, we develop versatile production platforms that can accept exchangeable module-specific parts to reproduce, and potentially expand, the chemical diversity found in nature.

Our interdisciplinary research spans a wide range of activities, from the identification of the biosynthetic pathways, to the engineering of the parts involved, and the optimization of the “chassis”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Feiyan Liang Assistant Professor +4535332945 E-mail
Irini Pateraki Assistant Professor +4535331103 E-mail
Lina Wang PhD Student   E-mail
Sotirios Kampranis Professor +4535332989 E-mail
Yong Zhao Postdoc +4535334645 E-mail

Master students

  • Ting Tao 
  • Keyan Liu 
  • Yixuan Liu 
  • Jonas Boriths Hansen 
  • Iben Nikolajsen
  • Nicklas Brendborg 
  • Christoffer Bekke 
  • Nikolaj Strande Henriksen 
  • Oskar Oloffson
  • Daniel Jacobsen Vargas
  • Hans Adam Bøgh Marstrand-Jørgensen

Research group leader

Sotirios Kampranis
Associate Professor
soka@plen.ku.dk
+45 35 33 29 89