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Fellows in Plant Power

Below you find an overview of the fellows that are working on this project.

PhDs and Postdocs working on this project:

Name and starting date Project title Main supervisor

PhD1

Dan Luo

(dluo@plen.ku.dk)

Start: 15-Oct 2013

Biosynthesis study of the anticancer diterpene ingenol-3-angelate from Euphorbia sp. and its biotechnological production through synthetic biology. Assoc. Prof. Björn Hamberger

PhD2

Maria P. Henriques de Jesus

(mper@plen.ku.dk

Start: 1-July 2013 

Bioengineering of a diterpenoid pathway in the chloroplast.


Prof. Poul Erik Jensen

PhD3

Vivien Jagalski

(Vivien@chem.ku.dk )

Start: 1-Oct 2013

Terpenoid effect on lipid membrane properties and structure

Assoc. Prof. Marité Cardenas

PhD4

Konstantinos Vavitsas

(kva@plen.ku.dk)

Start: 1-June 2014

Funded by Copenhagen Plant Science Centre

Synthetic biology of chloroplasts 

Prof. Poul Erik Jensen

PhD5*

Roberta Callari

(robertac@evolva.com )

Start: 15-Aug 2014

*) convertion of Postdoc1 into a PhD position

Production and optimisation for high yield of diterpenoids in yeast

Assoc. Prof. Björn Hamberger

Postdoc 1: converted into PhD5 (see above)

 

Postdoc2

Lew Jakorew
(lew@plen.ku.dk)

Start: 1-Oct 2014

End: 31-Jan 2015

Overexpression of Calvin cycle enzymes for enhanced production of chemicals in cyanobacteria

Assoc. Prof. Yumiko Sakuragi

Postdoc3
David Mothersole (david.mothersole@bio.ku.dk)
Start: 1-Febr 2014
End: 31-Jan 2016

Expression of diterpernoid biosynthesis in cyanobacteria

Assoc. Prof. Niels-Ulrik Frigaard

Research Assistant

Randi Rasmussen

Start: 1-Febr 2015

End: 31-Jan 2016

Combinatorial over-expression of Calvin cycle enzymes and down-stream
production pathways

Assoc. Prof. Yumiko Sakuragi

Research Assistant

Alice Jara de Porcellinis

Start: 15-April 2015

End: 14-Oct 2015

Characterization of the overexpression of F/SBPase

Assoc. Prof. Yumiko Sakuragi

Research Assistant

Maria Stranne

Start: 9-Jan 2015

End: 9-April 2015

Establishment of analytical system: Carbohydrate analytical systems (monosaccharide composition analysis by HPLC)

Assoc. Prof. Yumiko Sakuragi

Research Assistant

Christian Have Lund

Start: 26-Jan 2015

End: 25-April 2015

Establishment of gateway-mediated cloning platform:  High-throughput cloning system for the cyanobacterium Synechococcus 7002

Assoc. Prof. Yumiko Sakuragi

Associated PhD students:

Name and starting date

Project title Main supervisor

Nikolaj Lervad Hansen       
(niha@plen.ku.dk)  

Start: 15-June 2013

A Synthetic biology approach for sustainable production of Triptolide and other pharmacological active diterpenoids. Assoc. Prof. Björn Hamberger

Tamil Chelvan
tamil@plen.ku.dk

Start: 2-Dec 2013  

Production of the pharmacological active diterpenoid vitexilactone and relative molecules from the medicinal plant Vitex agnus-castus L. through synthetic biology Assoc. Prof. Björn Hamberger

Silas Busck Mellor

silasmellor@plen.ku.dk

Start: 1-June 2013

Exploring alternate electron donors of plant cytochrome P450 enzymes Prof. Poul Erik Jensen

Associated Postdocs:

Dr. Agnieszka Janina Zygadlo Nielsen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
az@plen.ku.dk

Dr. Brian Christopher King, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
brianking@plen.ku.dk

Dr. Johan Andersen-Ranberg, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
joar@plen.ku.dk  

Dr. Allison Maree Heskes, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
amh@plen.ku.dk

Associated technical staff:

Laboratory Technician Elisabeth Neess Ahm, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Laboratory Technician Britta Hamberger, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences