Contactul. Wileńska 4, 87-100 Toruń
tel.: +48 56 665 6001

Microalgae Biotechnology Lab

Our research focuses on development of new biotechnological strategies and genetic engineering approaches oriented towards boosting a “green” lipid biomass serving as a direct substrate for biofuel production. We are interested in mechanistic studies on extremely efficient machinery of lipid synthesis in microalgal cells and its application to other biological systems, like yeast or land plants. The major experimental model in our research is oleaginous microalgae Nannochloropsis oceanica, and our target expression systems include Saccharomyces cerevisiae and land plants, like Arabidopsis thaliana or tobacco.