Leonie Wenning

Doktorand at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Leonie Wenning is a PhD student in the Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology since April 2014. Her work is part of the YEASTCELL project (www.yeastcell.eu), which is funded by the European Union FP7 Marie Curie Programme and runs from September 2013 to August 2017. In her research, Leonie develops yeast that can synthesize tailor-made very long-chain fatty alcohols and wax esters like those naturally found in the jojoba plant. Wax esters are valuable compounds that can be used as lubricants, as coatings of e.g. fruits or pharmaceuticals and in personal care products.

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Projects

2013–2017

Yeast Cell Factories: Training Researchers to Apply Modern Post-Genomic Methods In Yeast Biotechnology (YEASTCELL)

Verena Siewers System Biology
Jens B Nielsen System Biology
Leonie Wenning System Biology
European Commission (FP7)

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Publications

2017

Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for production of very long chain fatty acid-derived chemicals

Tao Yu, Yongjin Zhou, Leonie Wenning et al
Nature Communications. Vol. 8, p. Article number: 15587
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Biosynthesis of very long-chain fatty alcohols and wax esters in metabolically engineered strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Leonie Wenning, Verena Siewers, Jens B. Nielsen et al
New Biotechnology. Vol. 33 ( Supplement: S Meeting Abstract: O18-3 ), p. S54-S54
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Establishing very long-chain fatty alcohol and wax ester biosynthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Leonie Wenning, Tao Yu, Florian David et al
Biotechnology and bioengineering. Vol. 114, p. 1025-1036
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed