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Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical engineering

MSc Christina Schmidt

Mail: Christina Schmidt

Chair Technical Biochemistry

Emil-Figge-Str. 66, Room G1-6.20

44227 Dortmund

Phone: +49 231 755 5475

Christina Schmidt © Tu Dortmund

Field or research

Biotechnological production of cannabinoids in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Cannabinoids are derived from the secondary metabolism of the plant Cannabis sativa. The biotechnological production of cannabinoids in a microbial host organism is a promising alternative for conventional production methods. In order to produce cannabinoids in a biotechnological process using a microbial host organism the enzymatic steps have to be integrated, analyzed and improved. This project focuses on the development and optimization of a whole cell process for the production of cannabinoids from simple carbon sources in S. cerevisiae.