Position at VTT
Research Scientist, VTT GS PhD student
Research background and current research topics
Production of organic acids and pH regulation in yeast and filamentous fungi.
M.Sc., Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, 2010.
2009 (9 months): Master’s thesis work at VTT. Thesis title: Characterization
of D-xylonic acid producing Kluyveromyces lactis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
2009 (2 months): Practical training at Laboratory of Tropical and Mediterranean Symbioses in Montpellier, France. Work concerning identification of genes involved in heavy metal resistance.
2008 (6 months): Trainee at the Department for Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, University of Helsinki. Investigation of the diversity of bacterial community compositions in Baltic Sea deep sediment.
2007 (3 months): Trainee at Graz Technical University, Austria. Work related to bacterial PHA production and enzymatic activation of PET surfaces.
Metabolic engineering, bioprocess technology, molecular biology, bioinformatics.
Areas of interest
Bioconversions, yeasts and filamentous fungi, pH regulation, tolerance and homeostasis, physiological stress responses.
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