Biopolymers and redox enzymes
Our research is focused on the enzymes that catalyse degradation of plant cell walls in nature as well as in industrial biorefineries.
The aim is to both understand the molecular mechanisms and the systems in which the enzymes work. Our laboratories are equipped with specialised instruments that allow for study the role of oxygen in the degradation processes.
Special attention is given to enzymes called lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs). These enzyme are mononuclear copper enzymes that use oxygen-species for catalysis.
LPMOs are likely to have several functions in biology and are important for saprotrophic fungal lifestyle. Importantly, they initiate degradation of cellulose by cleaving glycosidic bonds at places that are not accessible cellulose hydrolases.
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|Anne Blicher||Laboratory Technician||+4535328028|
|Helle Jakobe Martens||Associate Professor||+4528960218|
|Karsten Wiberg Andersen||PhD Fellow||+4535331784|
|Katja Salomon Johansen||Professor||+4535333706|
|Stine Lausten||Laboratory Technician||+4535326488|
|Søren Brander||Assistant Professor||+4535331261|
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