Vera Novy

Visiting Researcher at Industrial Biotechnology

Vera Novy is a post-doc and joined the Division of Industrial Biotechnology in September 2019. Her research concerns the selective recovery of plant-based polyesters from lignocellulosic biomass. Plant-based polyesters, such as cutin and suberin, contain interesting functionalities that could be exploited to produce sustainable chemicals and materials. They are found in the skin of plants, such as fruit peels or tree barks, which are abundantly available and currently underutilized biomass sources. The aim of this project is to develop a method based on differential pretreatment methods and the use of specialized enzymes to selectively recover these plant-based polyesters from tree barks, without harming their functionality and, thus, their potential for valorization.

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Understanding the impact of steam pretreatment severity on cellulose ultrastructure, recalcitrance, and hydrolyzability of Norway spruce

Fabio Caputo, Basel Al-Rudainy, Polina Naidjonoka et al
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. Vol. In Press
Journal article

Structure-function analysis of two closely related cutinases from Thermobifida cellulosilytica

Jenny Arnling Bååth, Vera Novy, Leonor Vieira Carneiro et al
Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Vol. 119 (2), p. 470-481
Journal article

Phylogenetic analysis and in-depth characterization of functionally and structurally diverse CE5 cutinases

Vera Novy, Leonor Vieira Carneiro, Jae Ho Shin et al
Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol. 297 (5)
Journal article

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Intensification of the softwood-to-ethanol processes – design of efficient enzymatic hydrolysis combined with mild steam pretreatment

Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Vera Novy Industrial Biotechnology
Fabio Caputo Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

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