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.