Christoph Crocoll appointed Assistant Professor in Metabolic Engineering at DynaMo – University of Copenhagen

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29 April 2015

Christoph Crocoll appointed Assistant Professor in Metabolic Engineering at DynaMo


Christoph Crocoll commenced a three year position as Assistant Professor in Metabolic Engineering at DynaMo 1 March 2015.

The new Assistant Professor active at the DynaMo Metabolomics Platform's LC-MS Triple Quadrupole.

In the new position Christoph Crocoll is responsible for developing the center’s metabolic engineering platform in both yeast and bacteria and his aim is to optimize and alleviate bottlenecks of metabolic engineering of complex biosynthetic pathways. His research plan includes strategies using untargeted and targeted LC-MS analysis in combination with RNA sequencing. Also, Christoph is involved in DynaMo’s engineering subgroup where he works on elucidating the mechanism of spatio-temporal organization of methionine chain elongation and leucine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis.

Originally from Germany, Christoph holds a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) degree.  Christoph did the research for his thesis on biosynthesis of phenolic monoterpenes at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany. Following a short stay as postdoc at the same institute, he came to the University of Copenhagen in 2011. Here he joined Barbara Halkier’s research group as a postdoctoral researcher in 2011 and is a member of DynaMo Center since its beginning in January 2012.

Christoph has a wide teaching experience at BSc and MSc levels and has supervised student projects and co-supervised BSc, MSc and PhD projects. He was highly involved in planning and teaching at the 2013 DynaMo Summer School in protein-protein interactomics and in January 2014 he completed the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme (adjunkpædagogikum) at the University of Copenhagen.