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.
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, type-3 copper proteins, peroxygenases, heme-proteins
COOFIX - Evolving novel carbon dioxide reducing enzymes
FRIPRO - Norwegian research council 2020-2024 (PI)
Flavodoxins, flavin reductases and oxidases.
Structural biology and Computational chemistry
Protein crystallography, quantum chemistry, QM/MM, molecular dynamics
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)
Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy.