Johan Larsbrink

Researcher at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Johan Larsbrink works as Assistant Professor in the Division of Industrial Biotechnology since 2015. Prior to that, he obtained his PhD at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2013, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is a member of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (wwsc.se), and holds Starting Grants from the Swedish Research Council and Formas, and additional grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Swedish Energy Agency. His research is in the field of enzymology, and his group focuses mainly on microbial carbohydrate-active enzymes acting on the polymers that constitute the main components of plant biomass. Ongoing research projects are mainly in fundamental science, and aim to discover new enzymes and to gain in-depth biochemical and structural insights regarding their biological function. More applied research projects revolve around utilizing the enzymes in the generation of both new materials, fuels, and other high-value molecules from biomass.

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Showing 20 publications

2019

Mapping the enzyme machineries of cellulolytic soil-dwelling Bacteroidetes

Marcel Taillefer, Andrea Seveso, Magnus Ø. Arntzen et al
Conference poster
2019

Understanding enzyme-substrate interactions in Carbohydrate Esterase Family 15

Scott Mazurkewich, Jenny Arnling Bååth, Jens-Christian N Poulsen et al
Conference poster
2019

Mapping the Enzyme Machineries of Cellulolytic Soil-Dwelling Bacteroidetes

Marcel Taillefer, Andrea Seveso, Magnus Ø. Arntzen et al
Conference poster
2019

Surveying of acid-tolerant thermophilic lignocellulolytic fungi in Vietnam reveals surprisingly high genetic diversity

Vu Nguyen Thanh, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Han Thi Thu Huong et al
Scientific Reports. Vol. 9
Journal article
2019

Structure-function analyses reveal that a glucuronoyl esterase from Teredinibacter turnerae interacts with carbohydrates and aromatic compounds

Jenny Arnling Bååth, Scott Mazurkewich, J. C. N. Poulsen et al
Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol. 294 (16), p. 6635-6644
Journal article
2018

Biochemical and structural features of diverse bacterial glucuronoyl esterases facilitating recalcitrant biomass conversion

Jenny Arnling Bååth, Scott Mazurkewich, Rasmus Meland Knudsen et al
Biotechnology for Biofuels. Vol. 11
Journal article
2018

Biochemical and structural investigation of the CE15 family: Glucuronoyl esterases acting on recalcitrant biomass

Scott Mazurkewich, Jenny Arnling Bååth, Rasmus Meland Knudsen et al
Conference poster
2018

Mannanase hydrolysis of spruce galactoglucomannan focusing on the influence of acetylation on enzymatic mannan degradation

Jenny Arnling Bååth, Antonio Martinez-Abad, Jennie Berglund et al
Biotechnology for Biofuels. Vol. 11 (1)
Journal article
2018

Proteomic Dissection of the Cellulolytic Machineries Used by Soil-Dwelling Bacteroidetes

Marcel Taillefer, Magnus Ø. Arntzen, Bernard Henrissat et al
mSystems. Vol. 3 (6), p. 1-16
Journal article
2017

Biochemical and structural diversity in Carbohydrate Esterase Family 15

Scott Mazurkewich, Jenny Arnling Bååth, Amanda Sörensen Ristinmaa et al
Gordon Research Conference "Cellulases and other carbohydrate-active enzymes"
Conference poster
2017

Biochemical and structural diversity in Carbohydrate Esterase Family 15

Scott Mazurkewich, Jenny Arnling Bååth, Amanda Sörensen Ristinmaa et al
Gordon Research Conference "Cellulases and other carbohydrate-active enzymes"
Conference contribution
2017

Proteomic data on enzyme secretion and activity in the bacterium Chitinophaga pinensis

Johan Larsbrink, T. R. Tuveng, Phillip B. Pope et al
Data in Brief. Vol. 11, p. 484-490
Journal article
2017

The function of AA9 proteins in the thermophilic fungus Malbranchea cinnamomea

Silvia Hüttner, Kim Anh Dang Thi, Thuy Thanh Nguyen et al
Gordon Research Conference "Cellulases and other carbohydrate-active enzymes"
Conference poster
2017

Combined genome and transcriptome sequencing to investigate the plant cell wall degrading enzyme system in the thermophilic fungus Malbranchea cinnamomea

Silvia Hüttner, T. T. Nguyen, Z. Granchi et al
Biotechnology for Biofuels. Vol. 10 (1)
Journal article
2017

Proteomic insights into mannan degradation and protein secretion by the forest floor bacterium Chitinophaga pinensis

Johan Larsbrink, T. R. Tuveng, P. B. Pope et al
Journal of Proteomics. Vol. 156, p. 63-74
Journal article
2016

A polysaccharide utilization locus from Flavobacterium johnsoniae enables conversion of recalcitrant chitin

Johan Larsbrink, Yongtao Zhu, Sampada S. Kharade et al
Biotechnology for Biofuels. Vol. 9 (260)
Journal article
2016

Structural dissection of a complex Bacteroides ovatus gene locus conferring xyloglucan metabolism in the human gut.

Glyn R Hemsworth, Andrew J Thompson, Judith Stepper et al
Open Biology. Vol. 6 (7)
Journal article

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Showing 11 research projects

2019–2021

Xylanolytic enzymes in yeast

Cecilia Geijer Industrial Biotechnology
Sara Casado López Industrial Biotechnology
Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning

2019–2023

Biochemical conversion of bark

Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Amanda Sörensen Ristinmaa Unknown organization
Merima Hasani Chemical Reaction Engineering
Swedish Energy Agency

2018–2020

Structure-based engineering of glucuronoyl esterases for separation of lignin and carbohydrates

Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Novo Nordisk Fonden

2017–2020

CRISPR/Cas9 for the lignocellulose-yeast of the future

Fábio Luis Da Silva Faria Oliveira Industrial Biotechnology
Cecilia Geijer Industrial Biotechnology
Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Venkat Rao Konasani Industrial Biotechnology
ÅForsk
Formas
Swedish Energy Agency

2017–2021

Development of thermostable enzyme cocktails

Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Daniel Krska Industrial Biotechnology
Formas
Swedish Energy Agency

2017–2017

Etherases to break covalent bonds between lignin and hemicellulose

Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

2017–2020

Development of a consolidated bioprocess for conversion of plant biomass to versatile chemical building blocks

Nathan Porter Industrial Biotechnology
Cathleen Kmezik Industrial Biotechnology
Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Swedish Research Council (VR)
ÅForsk

2016–2021

Structure-function studies of enzymes cleaving covalent bonds between lignin and hemicelluloses

Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Scott Mazurkewich Industrial Biotechnology
Daniel Krska Industrial Biotechnology
Andrea Seveso Industrial Biotechnology
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak

2016–2018

Mapping of unstudied cellulose-degrading mechanisms in soil bacteria

Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Marcel Taillefer Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2016

Enzymes discovery and production in Vietnam for the production of sustainable biofuels and biochemicals

Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Silvia Hüttner Industrial Biotechnology
George E Anasontzis Industrial biotechnology
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2014–2019

Enzymes for selective decomposition of woody biomass

Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Jenny Arnling Bååth Industrial Biotechnology
Johan Larsbrink Industrial Biotechnology
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

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