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Meera Christopher

Life Sciences
Project: I-10a Enzymes for Release of Specialty Chemicals from Wood – Enzymatic Extraction of Suberin from Bark
Supervisor: Lisbeth Olsson
Project planned to end: 2023-04-23

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Dr. Meera Christopher holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India. Her expertise lies in enzymology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and fermentation technology. With a strong focus on sustainable biotechnology, she works on the discovery and utilization of microbial enzymes, particularly fungal CAZymes. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Olsson Group, Dr. Christopher's research centers around the exploration, characterization, and utilization of CAZymes from extremophilic fungi. Her work aims to harness the unique enzymatic capabilities of these organisms to develop innovative and eco-friendly products and processes from renewable materials like lignocellulose.