PhD and MSc theses from DynaMo Center

PhD theses 

Name  Year Title
Dorottya Veres Dorottya Veres 2020

 Post-translational regulation of glucosinolate transporters

Zeinu Belew Zeinu Mussa Belew 2020

Transport Engineering in Synthetic Biology
Identification and characterization of phlorizin transporters enables increased production in yeast

Konrad Weber Konrad Weber 2019

Evolution in regulatory networks coordinating development and defense chemistry

Nikolai Wulff Nikolai Wulff 2019

Unravelling the Transport Mechanism of NPF Transporters

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Cuiwei Wang Cuiwei Wang 2019

 Identification and heterologous expression of biosynthetic genes for glucosinolate production

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Pascal Hunziker Pascal Hunziker 2019

Orchestration of glucosinolate biosynthesis, transport and storage upon attack

Supervisor: Alexander Schulz & Barbara Ann Halkier

Peter Sørensen Millard Peter Sørensen Millard 2019

 Structural and functional evolution of R2R3 MYB transcription factors

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Annette Petersen Annette Petersen 2019

Glucosinolate Production in Heterologous Hosts. Choosing the right chassis

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin

Sophie Lambertz Sophie Lambertz 2017

Identification and characterization of jasmonate transporters: The role of jasmonate efflux in defense and development

Supervisor: Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin

Daniel Vik Daniel Vik 2017

Quantitative aspects and dynamic modelling of glucosinolate metabolism

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Meike Burow

Sebastian Nintemann Sebastian Nintemann 2016

The spatial organization of glucosinolate biosynthesis - localization of biosynthetic enzymes from the whole plant to the subcellular level

Supervisor: Barara Ann Halkier & Meike Burow

Marie Pireyre Marie Pireyre 2015

The journey of a transcription factor: MYB transcription factor interactions regulating the glucosinolates metabolic network in Arabidopsis. PhD thesis, University of Copenhagen

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Bo Larsen Bo Larsen 2015

Plant transporter identification - A high-throughput functional genomics approach

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Morten Egevang Jørgensen Morten Egevang Jørgensen 2015

Identification and characterization of glucosinolate transporters

Supervisor: Barara Ann Halkier & Hussam Nour-Eldin

Nadia M. Mirza Nadia M. Mirza 2014

Engineering and optimization of the chain elongation pathway of glucosinolate biosynthesis

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Svend Roesen Madsen Svend Roesen Madsen 2014

Elucidating the roles of transport processes in glucosinolate distribution

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Hussam Nour-Eldin

Lea Møller Jensen Lea Møller Jensen 2014

A regulatory RNA inducing transgenerationally inherited phenotypes: studies on natural variation in glucosinolate profiles and flowering time

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Meike Burow

Bo Salomonsen Bo Salomonsen 2013

Pathway elucidation and metabolic engineering of specialized plant metabolites

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Tonni Grube andersen Tonni Grube Andersen 2012

Novel molecular tools for crop development and synthesis of natural products - understanding glucosinolate based defenses in cruciferous plants.

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Morten Emil Møldrup Morten Emil Møldrup 2012

Pathway elucidation and metabolic engineering of plant defense compounds for crop protection - case studies using camalexin and glucosinolates.

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Maria Elena Gonzales Romero Maria Elena Gonzales Romero 2012

Towards sustainable potato production using biotechnology

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Master theses

Name  Year  Title 
Noël Jung Noël Jung 2021

Identification of Glucosinolate vacuolar transporters

Harsh Yadav Harsh Yadav 2021

Generating and screening GTR2 transporter mutant libraries for detection of hyperactive

Mads Møller Dissing Mads Møller Dissing 2021

Glucosinolate biosynthesis in yeast

Ojas Tulsyan Ojas Tulsyan 2020

Engineering synthetic recursive amino acid chain elongation pathway in E. coli

Ellen Ask Skotte Ellen Ask Skotte 2020

Identifyding pathogen genes involved in plant host infection.
Utilizing the Arabidopsis-Botrytis interaction for identification of candidate genes

Ana Luisa Amaro Ana Luise Amaro 2020

Uncaging glycolysis in C hlamydomonas reinhardtii to enable growth on external glucose

Mads Emil Larsen Mads Emil Larsen 2020

From growth-inhibiting to healthy: Eliminating progoitrin and enriching glucoraphanin
through CRISPR-induced mutagenesis in A. thaliana and B. napus

Karsten Wiberg Andersen Karsten Wiberg Andersen 2020

New insights into the relation between the glucosinolate transcription factors and the ROS related SRO family in Arabidopsis thaliana

Jakob Harken Ellefsen

Jakob Harken Ellefsen


Exploring protein-protein interactions of intrinsically disordered proteins

Ling Chen

Ling Chen


Optimization of glucosinolate production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Victor de Prado Parralejo

Victor de Prado Parralejo 2019

A novel untargeted extract-based approach to unravel transporters' substrate spectra

Marie Bolander Jensen	Marie Bolander Jensen 2019

Metabolite profiling of plants grown with beneficial bacteria

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Christa Kanstrup Christa Kanstrup 2018

Gain-of-Function Transporters - Development of a screening system for high-throughput identification and application in transport engineering of specialized metabolites
Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Tanja Domeyer Tanja Domeyer 2018

Towards sugar-based growth of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Michael Bak Michael Bak 2017

Non-invasive bioimaging of RNA-protein interactions

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Marie-Louise Fobian Thomsen

Marie Louise Fobian Thomsen


Natural Variation in Root Growth Response to 3ohp
Glucosinolate: Utilizing Natural Variation for Identification of Functional Targets of 3ohp

Supervisor: Meike Burow & Frederikke Malinovsky

Christian Arentz Sørensen

Christian Arentz Sørensen


Increasing the rate of homologous recombination in C. reinhardtii

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Vlastimil Novak Vlastimil Novak 2016

High-throughput identification of transporters for plant specialized metabolites

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Thies Gülck Thies Gülck 2015

Microbial production of glucosinolates using synthetic biology

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Emma Timm Aller Emma Timm Aller 2015

Epigenetic regulation of plant defence: assessing the impact of DNA methylations on glucosinolates

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Peter Vig Millard Peter Vig Millard 2015

Structure-function relationship of MYB transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Annette Petersen Annette Petersen 2015

Genetic Engineering of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - Glucosinolate production in green microalgae

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Lea Gram Hansen Lea Gram Hansen 2015

Protein and metabolic engineering for microbial production of glucoraphanin

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Nora Linscheid Nora Linscheid 2015

Towards rationally engineering specialized metabolite transport in plants

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Sophie Lambertz Sophie Lambertz 2014

Identification and characterization of plant transporters from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

Supervisor: Dietmar Geiger (U of Würzburg) & Hussam Nour-Eldin

Daniel Vik Daniel Vik 2014

Investigations of the putative glucosinolate metabolon

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Morten Egevang Jørgensen Morten Egevang Jørgensen 2012

Regulation of glucosinolate transport: Effects of phosphorylation on AtGTR1 and AtGTR2 transport activity

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Hussam Nour-Eldin