Research overview

Our research position us between the fields of biology and physics, enabling us to take advantage of the breathtaking advances that have taken place in these and related fields during the last decades.

Specifically, we focus on how biologic macromolecules interact and how the electronic structure of metalloenzymes that utilize transition metals direct catalysis. 

Our research strategy is to combine methods from the biological sciences and chemical sciences to explain how Nature work at a multitude of scales – from macromolecular to electronic structure.

CURRENT PROJECTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Metalloenzymes

Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases,  type-3 copper proteins, peroxygenases, heme-proteins

COOFIX - Evolving novel carbon dioxide reducing enzymes

FRIPRO - Norwegian research council 2020-2024 (PI)

Flavo proteins

Flavodoxins, flavin reductases and oxidases.

Structural biology and Computational chemistry

Protein crystallography, quantum chemistry, QM/MM, molecular dynamics

FINALIZED PROJECTS

CUBE - Unravelling the secrets of Cu-based catalysts for C-H activation

ERC synergy grant 2020-2025 (contributer)

OXYMOD - Optimized oxidative enzyme systems for efficient conversion of lignocellulose to valuable products

Digital Life -Norwegian research council  2017-2022 (partner)

Resolving molecular mechanisms of biomass degrading enzymes through a combined computational and experimental approach

FRIPRO - Norwegian research council 2015-2019 (PI)

Spectroscopy

Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman, UV-vis  and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science

P.O. Box 5003

NO-1432 ÅS

Norway