Cathleen Kmezik

Doctoral Student at Industrial Biotechnology

Cathleen works as PhD student in the Division of Industrial Biotechnology. In her work she investigates the potential of bacteria belonging to the Bacteroidetes phylum for the degradation of biomass. Bacteroidetes are common in soil and in the mammal gut. In these environments Bacteroidetes metabolize complex carbohydrates, which form the basis of biomass, using a wide range of highly specialized carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes). These CAZymes are usually encoded in polysaccharide utilization loci (PULs), which are a special feature of Bacteroidetes. Cathleen focusses on the identification and subsequent biochemical characterization of novel CAZymes, as well as method development for advanced genetical engineering of PULs.

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A polysaccharide utilization locus from the gut bacterium dysgonomonas mossii encodes functionally distinct carbohydrate esterases

Cathleen Kmezik, Scott Mazurkewich, Tomke Meents et al
Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol. 296
Journal article

Multimodular fused acetyl–feruloyl esterases from soil and gut Bacteroidetes improve xylanase depolymerization of recalcitrant biomass

Cathleen Kmezik, Cyrielle Bonzom, Lisbeth Olsson et al
Biotechnology for Biofuels. Vol. 13 (1)
Journal article

Enhancement of anaerobic lysine production in Corynebacterium glutamicum electrofermentations

Nikolaos Xafenias, Cathleen Kmezik, Valeria Mapelli
Bioelectrochemistry. Vol. 117C, p. 40-47
Journal article

Electrified fermentations enhance anaerobic lysine production by Corynebacterium glutamicum

Nikolaos Xafenias, Cathleen Kmezik, Valeria Mapelli
Conference proceedings- 6th Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology
Paper in proceeding

Biocathodes for enhancing anaerobic growth of Corynebacterium glutamicum with nitrate

Nikolaos Xafenias, Cathleen Kmezik, Valeria Mapelli
Conference poster

Cathodes enhance Corynebacterium glutamicum growth with nitrate and promote acetate and formate production

Nikolaos Xafenias, Cathleen Kmezik, Valeria Mapelli
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 216, p. 105-113
Journal article

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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 Foundation
Swedish Research Council (VR)

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