Yeast Cell Factories

Within the Yeast Cell Factories section novel technologies are developed to advance the development of yeast cell factories. This involves:

  • Construction of detailed metabolic models 
  • Development of novel synthetic biology tools that will allow for rapid reconstruction of heterologous pathways in yeast 
  • Construction of new platform strains 
  • Development of yeast cells with an expanded substrate range, i.e. pentoses and carbohydrate polymers 
  • Development of yeast cells that can grow at adverse fermentation conditions, e.g. high temperatures or high product concentrations 
  • Advancement of a pipeline for use of directed evolution to identify metabolic engineering targets 


The Yeast Cell Factories section is located at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and it is headed by Scientific Director, Jens B. Nielsen.