Niels-Ulrik Frigaard


Marinbiologisk Laboratorium
Strandpromenaden 5
3000 Helsingør
Telefon: 35 32 19 57

Niels-Ulrik Frigaard vil være en god mentor
for studerende med interesse for:
Mikrobiologi, økofysiologi, fotosyntese, evolution og bioengineering

Faglig profil
I have a strong interest in microbiology. Microbes exhibit the most diverse metabolisms on Earth and if there is a strange chemical reaction somewhere that yields a little free energy - then there probably is a microbe that can exploit it for growth. I work mostly with photosynthetic bacteria to determine how they evolve and function in nature and how we can exploit them for practical applications. Specifically, my research is on the ecophysiology (photosynthesis, sulfur, pigments, carbohydrates, wax esters) and biological engineering (biosynthesis of novel carbohydrates and other biochemicals, heterologous protein expression) of aerobic photosynthetic bacteria (cyanobacteria) and anaerobic photosynthetic bacteria (green sulfur bacteria).