Research Group: High-Value Phytochemicals

Our group is involved in the research of the biochemistry and biosynthesis of plant high-value specialized metabolites and more precisely terpenoids. 

Terpenoids are used by plants for defence and adaptation purposes. In addition, they are also exploited by humans as many of them have been proven effective in the treatment of a wide range of health disorders.

Our work is focused on the identification, elucidation and characterization of plant terpenoids biosynthetic pathways and development of platforms for heterologous production of high-value bioactive compounds. Using the principles of combinatorial biochemistry, we aim to develop new-to-nature diterpenoids with unique, altered or improved pharmacological properties.































Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Allison Maree Heskes Assistant professor +45 353-36973 E-mail
Birger Lindberg Møller Professor +45 353-33352 E-mail
Dan Luo Postdoc +45 353-36180 E-mail
Despoina Kapiki Laboratory assistant +45 353-36870 E-mail
Irini Pateraki Assistant professor +45 353-31103 E-mail
Nikolaj Lervad Hansen Postdoc +45 353-20250 E-mail
Oliver Gericke PhD student +45 353-37808 E-mail
Victor Forman PhD fellow +45 353-31367 E-mail

Master students

  • Nikolaj Strande Henriksen