Bibi Ziersen MSc Thesis Defence - 26.04.12 – University of Copenhagen

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24 April 2012

Bibi Ziersen MSc Thesis Defence - 26.04.12

On April 26th 2012, 14:30, Bibi Ziersen will defend her MSc thesis and become Master of Molecular Plant Biology with special focus on synthetic biology.

"Redirecting solar energy towards new biosynthetic pathways:
Microsomal cytochromes P450 expressed in plant chloroplasts"

The biotechnological use of microsomal cytochromes P450 is typically limited by insufficient electron supply. This project explores how photosynthesis can support the reactions of cytochromes P450s in plant chloroplasts by direct interaction
between the photosynthetic machinery and cytochromes P450, thereby creating novel routes of electron transfer. Light-dependent activities of two microsomal cytochromes P450 expressed in plant chloroplasts are shown to occur both in vitro and in vivo, highlighting the potential of integrating the photosynthetic toolbox in synthetic biology.

Place:        M117-3, Thorvaldsensvej 40

Censor:     Centerleder, lector Uffe Hasbro Mortensen, 

                 Center for Microbial Biotechnology,
                 Technical University of Denmark

Supervisor: Professor Poul Erik Jensen,

                  Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences,
                  University of Copenhagen

All are welcome!