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Per Berglund

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About me

I am the Deputy Head of the Department of Industrial Biotechnology, KTH, where I do research and teaching. Our department is one of eight departments at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health.

Field of Research & Teaching

Our research addresses the main global challenge to ultimately achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Our research field, calledBiocatalysis, can contribute to solve several of the 17 global sustainable development goals. For this,Biocatalysis uses tools and principles from Nature to provide bio-based environmentally smart production systems.Biocatalysis involves engineering of enzymes and processes for sustainable synthesis of high-value chemical products. In our research, we combine enzymology, protein engineering,in silicomolecular modelling and green organic chemistry to tailor enzymes for industrial conditions.

I am the Program Director of the Master's Program Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology (TIMBM,, I teach fundamental Biochemistry courses and I am teaching the Biocatalysis Master-level course annually in the spring semester. Shorter online versions of this course are available for PhD students and for industrial professionals.

For more information about the priority area Sustainable development at KTH, click here.


Biocatalysis (BB2460), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Biocatalysis for Doctoral Students (FCB3203), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Biocatalysis for Industrial Professionals (CB201V), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Biochemistry 1 (BB1150), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Biochemistry 2 (BB1230), examiner | Course web

Biotechnology (BB1050), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Biotechnology, First Cycle (BB103X), teacher | Course web

Molecular Enzymology (BB2020), examiner | Course web

Molecular Enzymology for Doctoral Students (FCB3207), examiner | Course web