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14 January 2015

Congratulations to Lea!

MSc Defence

DynaMo master student Lea Gram Hansen successfully defends her MSc thesis

Today, DynaMo master student Lea Gram Hansen successfully defended her MSc thesis in Biology-Biotechnology in front of family, friends and colleagues. The title of Lea's thesis is 'Protein and metabolic engineering for microbial production of glucoraphanin'. Lea's project is part of a larger project aiming at production of the natural compund glucoraphanin in a microbial cell factory.  Glucoraphanin is a special kind of glucosinolates produced by the broccoli plant, and this is the substrate which makes broccoli extra healthy to humans; it is associated with a reduced risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular diseases. It is therefore very attractive to be able to produce the natural compund glucoraphanin in a microbial cell factory. In her MSc project Lea discussed some of the many challenges for microbial glucoraphanin production and during the defence she elaborated the topic even further.

Congratulations Lea!