Day: June 2, 2021

New projects started – Perfecoat and SAFE

We are excited to announce the start of two interdisciplinary international projects PERFECOAT – High performance bio-based Functional coatings for wood and decorative applications – with funding from Horizon2002 Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; and SAFE – Sustainable Aquaculture Feed Based on Novel Biomass from Wood By-products, funded by NordForsk.


New publication is out now!

We have a new publication “Screening and growth characterization of non-conventional yeasts in a hemicellulosic hydrolysate” published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Here we have characterized the consumption profiles and growth patterns of nine non-Saccharomyces yeast strains on an industrial hemicellulosic hydrolysate, provided by our partners from Graanul Biotech.


Congrats to all the authors Paola, Daria, Nemailla and Petri.


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Thesis graduations in 2021

Next Friday (4th of June) Alina Rekena will defend her Master’s degree at the University of Tartu. Alina carried out a large-scale study characterizing R. toruloides growth on different substrates and creating enzyme constrained genome-scale metabolic models. Her work will be a keystone to engineer carotenoid and lipid yields in R. toruloides. 



Daria defended her bachelor’s thesis “Characterisation of non-conventional yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus in lignocellulosic hydrolysate” on 31st of May with the highest grade.