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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.

Food Tech and Bioengineering lab has started at TalTech

Food Tech and Bioengineering lab started at TalTech in January 2021.

The group is led by Prof. Petri-Jaan Lahtvee and the Team has expertise in bioinformatics, metabolic engineering, bioprocess optimization as well as in 3D printing of living materials.

Our goal is to address global challenges of biosustainability, including sustainable production of food and feed, but also biochemicals and materials

Happy to start new collaborations at TalTech.


Photo credit: Raul Mee