Contact research group leader

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

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, algae or plant cells 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.

This approach 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”.

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