The long-term research interest is functional genomics of plant biomass degrading fungi from various biotopes.

Fungal Genetics and Biotechnology group

Our on-going studies include different and complementary points of view:


  • The aromatic metabolism of basidiomycete fungi and enzymatic valorization of lignin
  • The regulation of the plant biomass degradation process
  • Converting lignin-rich industrial waste of 2G biofuel plants to higher value products, in particular shipping fuels, fuel additives and chemical building blocks
  • Genome mining and characterization of novel plant biomass modifying activities and fungal carbon metabolism
  • Elucidating the difference in plant biomass strategies between ascomycetes and basidiomycetes
  • More applied projects aiming to the production of antioxidants
  • Heterologous production of novel catalysts for lignin valorisation