PhD and MSc theses – University of Copenhagen

PhD and MSc theses from DynaMo Center

PhD theses 

Name  Year Title
Nikolai Wulff 2019

Unravelling the Transport Mechanism of NPF Transporters

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Cuiwei Wang 2019

 Identification and heterologous expression of biosynthetic genes for glucosinolate production

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Pascal Hunziker 2019

Orchestration of glucosinolate biosynthesis, transport and storage upon attack

Supervisor: Alexander Schulz & Barbara Ann Halkier

Peter Sørensen Millard 2019

 Structural and functional evolution of R2R3 MYB transcription factors

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Annette Petersen 2019

Glucosinolate Production in Heterologous Hosts. Choosing the right chassis

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin

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 2017

Quantitative aspects and dynamic modelling of glucosinolate metabolism

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Meike Burow

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 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 2015

Plant transporter identification - A high-throughput functional genomics approach

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Morten Egevang Jørgensen 2015

Identification and characterization of glucosinolate transporters

Supervisor: Barara Ann Halkier & Hussam Nour-Eldin

Nadia M. Mirza 2014

Engineering and optimization of the chain elongation pathway of glucosinolate biosynthesis

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Svend Roesen Madsen 2014

Elucidating the roles of transport processes in glucosinolate distribution

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Hussam Nour-Eldin

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 2013

Pathway elucidation and metabolic engineering of specialized plant metabolites

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

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 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 2012

Towards sustainable potato production using biotechnology

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Master theses

Name  Year  Title 
Marie Bolander Jensen 2019

Metabolite profiling of plants grown with beneficial bacteria

Supervisor: Meike Burow

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 2018

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

Michael Bak 2017

Non-invasive bioimaging of RNA-protein interactions

Supervisor: Meike Burow

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


Increasing the rate of homologous recombination in C. reinhardtii

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Vlastimil Novak 2016

High-throughput identification of transporters for plant specialized metabolites

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Thies Gülck 2015

Microbial production of glucosinolates using synthetic biology

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Emma Timm Aller 2015

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

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Peter Vig Millard 2015

Structure-function relationship of MYB transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana

Supervisor: Meike Burow

Annette Petersen 2015

Genetic Engineering of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - Glucosinolate production in green microalgae

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

Lea Gram Hansen 2015

Protein and metabolic engineering for microbial production of glucoraphanin

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Nora Linscheid 2015

Towards rationally engineering specialized metabolite transport in plants

Supervisor: Hussam Nour-Eldin

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 2014

Investigations of the putative glucosinolate metabolon

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier

Morten Egevang Jørgensen 2012

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

Supervisor: Barbara Ann Halkier & Hussam Nour-Eldin