Cecilia Geijer

Forskare at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Dr. Cecilia Geijer joined the Division of Industrial Biotechnology in September 2013. Her overall research aim is to develop yeast strains for lignocellulosic bioethanol production. Strain characteristics that are sought after by industry include robustness, high tolerance to inhibitory compounds formed during pretreatment of the lignocellulosic biomass as well as rapid and complete fermentation of all sugars available. In a project funded by Energimyndigheten (the Swedish Energy Agency), Cecilia is studying a novel yeast species to elucidate its full potential as a natural glucose and xylose fermenting microorganism for industrial bioethanol production.

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Projects

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

Lucile Soler, Lisbeth Olsson, Cecilia Geijer et al
Genome Announcements. Vol. 5 (14), p. e0013817-
Journal article
2015

De novo genome sequencing of the yeast Candida intermedia

Lisbeth Olsson, David Moreno, Cecilia Geijer
Conference poster
2014

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

Elia Tomas-Pejo, David Moreno, Lisbeth Olsson et al
Conference contribution
2014

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

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

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

Stefan Hohmann, Doryaneh Ahmadpour, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson 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

Nicklas Bonander, Elia Tomas-Pejo, Lisbeth Olsson et al
Conference poster
2013

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

Bodil Nordlander, Cecilia Geijer, Francesc Posas 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

Abraham Ericsson, Cecilia Geijer, Jens B Nielsen et al
BMC Genomics. Vol. 13 (1), p. artikel nr 554-
Journal article
2012

Yeast Aquaglyceroporins Use the Transmembrane Core to Restrict Glycerol Transport

Madelene Palmgren, Caroline Filipsson, Markus J. Tamás et al
Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol. 287 (28), p. 23562-23570
Journal article
2010

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Spore Germination

Gloria Simchen, Cecilia Geijer, Stefan Hohmann 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
2010

Functional analysis of the Ashbya gossypii Fps1 homolog

Stefan Hohmann, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson, Cecilia Geijer
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.

Karin Lindkvist-Petersson, 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

Madelene Palmgren, Sylwia Zoltowska, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson et al
Conference poster
2007

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

Stefan Hohmann, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson, Kentaro Furukawa et al
Paper in proceedings