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Marie Gorwa-Grauslund


Marie Gorwa-Grauslund, is professor at Applied Microbiology since 2009. She obtained a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Genetics in 1996 from INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) in Toulouse, France. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the Research Centre of Lesaffre in Marcq en Baroeul, France on the development of stress-tolerant yeast, she integrated the division of Applied Microbiology. MGG is responsible for the course Metabolic Engineering



MGG is heading a group on microbial metabolic engineering. Current projects involve developing pentose-fermenting and inhibitor-tolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) for the production of bioethanol and other bulk chemicals of interest as well as understanding and improving stereo-selective whole cell biocatalysis. More recently, the potential of bioconverting lignin components into high value compounds is also investigated ( The database we built on the catabolism of lignin aromatics can be found here


MGG publication list is available here.

Phone: +46 46 222 0619



Group members

  • Raquel Perruca Foncillas - Ph.D student; bioethanol)
  • Viktor Persson - Ph.D. student; bioethanol) 
  • Fredrik Lund - Ph.D. student; lignin)
  • Bruna Bolzico - Visiting Ph.D. student from UNL, CONICET, Argentina 
  • Gisele de Lima Palermo - Visiting Ph.D. student from UNICAMP, Brazil

Last but not least, clever and motivated undergraduate students!!!

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