Alexander Westbye

Postdoc
Location
Texel
Function
Postdoc

Postdoctoral researcher studying archaeal lipid production. Members of the Archaea (prokaryotes) have fundamentally different membrane lipids compared to life's other two domains (the Bacteria and Eukarya). The biosynthesis of several archaeal membrane lipids is still poorly understood, particularly the later biosynthetic steps. Using cultivation, bioinformatic methods and heterologous protein production I aim to gain new insight into the molecular details of archaeal membrane lipid production.

PhD: The University of British Columbia (Canada) - 2016.

BSc: University of Oslo (Norway) - 2008.

Linked projects

Microbial lipids: Exploring the natural variability of an unique set of cell constituents
Funder
European Community - European Research Council
Project duration
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2021