Section for Plant Biochemistry, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen
I work in the area of Synthetic Biology/Metabolic Engineering, aiming to devise methods to produce high-value natural products in engineered organisms. My research applies a multidisciplinary approach that begins with the identification of the biosynthetic pathways, continues with the engineering of the enzymes involved, and concludes with the production of the desirable compounds in engineered systems. In recent years, my group has excelled in the identification, characterization and engineering of biosynthetic activities related to plant natural product biosynthesis. We are currently focusing on reproducing the chemodiversity of terpenes found in nature and on synthesizing new natural products and rarely-isolated compounds.