Cecilia Geijer

Forskare at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Dr. Cecilia Geijer works as a researcher at the Division of Industrial Biotechnology. Her research focus is on developing yeast strains that can efficiently ferment all lignocellulosic sugars into sustainable biofuels and biochemicals in a future biorefinery. To understand how yeasts best can metabolize different sugars, she works with both industrial strains of the model organism S. cerevisiae as well as non-conventional yeast species with interesting biotechnological traits.

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Projects

2017–2019

CRISPR/Cas9 for the lignocellulose-yeast of the future

Fábio Luis Da Silva Faria Oliveira Industrial Biotechnology
Cecilia Geijer Industrial Biotechnology
ÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningens Foundation for Research and Development)
Formas
Swedish Energy Agency

2016–2017

Towards robust and efficient xylose fermentation of lignocellulose into ethanol

Cecilia Geijer Industrial Biotechnology
Fábio Luis Da Silva Faria Oliveira Industrial Biotechnology
Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
David Moreno Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2015

Attractive non-GMO yeast for the bioethanol industry

Cecilia Geijer Industrial Biotechnology
David Moreno Industrial Biotechnology
Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

2012–2015

Development of efficient xylose fermenting and acid-tolerant yeast strains - a crucial step towards commercial (scale) cellulose-based fuel production!

Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Maurizio Bettiga Industrial Biotechnology
Cecilia Geijer Industrial Biotechnology
David Moreno Industrial Biotechnology
Lina Lindahl Industrial Biotechnology
Nicklas Bonander Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency
Taurus energy

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Publications

2017

Complete genome sequences of the xylose-fermenting Candida intermedia strains CBS 141442 and PYCC 4715

David Moreno, Christian Tellgren-Roth, Lucile Soler et al
Genome Announcements. Vol. 5 (14), p. e0013817-
Journal article
2017

Quantification of the Intracellular Life Time of Water Molecules to Measure Transport Rates of Human Aquaglyceroporins.

Madelene Palmgren, Malin Hernebring, Stefanie Eriksson et al
Journal of Membrane Biology. Vol. 250 (6), p. 629-639
Journal article
2015

De novo genome sequencing of the yeast Candida intermedia

Cecilia Geijer, David Moreno, Lisbeth Olsson
Conference poster
2014

Characterization of a novel non-GMO yeast for future lignocellulosic bioethanol production

Cecilia Geijer, David Moreno, Elia Tomas-Pejo et al
Conference contribution
2014

Isolation and evolution of a novel non-saccharomyces xylose-fermenting strain for lignocellulosic bioethanol production

David Moreno, Cecilia Geijer, Elia Tomas-Pejo et al
Conference contribution
2014

Yeast reveals unexpected roles and regulatory features of aquaporins and aquaglyceroporins.

Doryaneh Ahmadpour, Cecilia Geijer, Markus J. Tamás et al
Biochimica et biophysica acta. Vol. 1840 (5), p. 1482-1491
Journal article
2014

Evolutionary engineered strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for efficient lignocellulosic bioethanol production

Cecilia Geijer, Elia Tomas-Pejo, Nicklas Bonander et al
Conference poster
2013

Initiation of the transcriptional response to hyperosmotic shock correlates with the potential for volume recovery.

Cecilia Geijer, Dagmara Medrala Klein, Elzbieta Petelenz-Kurdziel et al
The FEBS journal. Vol. 280 (16), p. 3854-67
Journal article
2012

Time course gene expression profiling of yeast spore germination reveals a network of transcription factors orchestrating the global response

Cecilia Geijer, Ivan Pirkov, Wanwipa Vongsangnak et al
BMC Genomics. Vol. 13 (1), p. artikel nr 554-
Journal article
2012

Yeast Aquaglyceroporins Use the Transmembrane Core to Restrict Glycerol Transport

Cecilia Geijer, Doryaneh Ahmadpour, Madelene Palmgren et al
Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol. 287 (28), p. 23562-23570
Journal article
2010

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Spore Germination

Cecilia Geijer, Daphna Joseph-Strauss, Gloria Simchen et al
Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments, Topics in Current Genetics, Volume 21/2010; editors: Esther Lubzens, Joan Cerda and Melody Clark, p. 29-41
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2010

Functional analysis of the Ashbya gossypii Fps1 homolog

Cecilia Geijer, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson, Stefan Hohmann
FEBS Journal. Vol. 277 (Supplement 1), p. 207-
Conference poster
2009

Crystal structure of a yeast aquaporin at 1.15 angstrom reveals a novel gating mechanism.

Gerhard Fischer, Urszula Kosinska-Eriksson, Camilo Aponte-Santamaría et al
PLoS Biology. Vol. 7 (6), p. e1000130-
Journal article
2009

Investigating protein-protein interaction network of Fps1p glycerol channel

Sylwia Zoltowska, Cecilia Geijer, Madelene Palmgren et al
Conference poster
2007

Regulatory Mechanism of the Yeast Aquaporin AQY2 Expression Under Osmotic Condition.

Kentaro Furukawa, Frédéric Sidoux-Walter, Cecilia Geijer et al
Paper in proceedings