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Bioconversion Group

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Research Area 

The aim of the Bioconversion group is to develop carbon neutral waste teatment technologies and phosphorus mining from eutrophicated water environments while producing valuable products, using less energy. Research lines:

1) Biomethane, carboxylic acid and bioplastic production from different waste streams and model substrates in lab and pilot scale bioreactors

2) Developing bioengineering approach for phosphorus recovery from the Baltic Sea

3) Developing synthetic community and microbial ecology of mixed culture for feedstock production  

In additon to these research lines, Bioconversion group led sewage monitoring project in Stockholm and Malmö as a part of SEEC. The group is still developing methods for pathogens and antimicrobial resistance genes.

Members of Bioconversion

Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol (PI)

Mariel Perez Zabaleta (Post-Doc Researcher) 

Ece Kendir Cakmak (PostDoc Researcher)

Isaac Owusu-Agyeman (Researcher and co-director of Hammarby Sjöstadsverket)

Fengyi Zhu (PhD Candidate)

Former Group Members:

Nilay Elginöz Kanat (PhD)

Merve Atasoy (PhD)

Kasra Khatami (PhD)

Prachi Nancy 


Wastewater Facility

Molecular Microbial Ecology

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