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User:Grete Raba

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I obtained my MSc in Chemistry and Biotechnology in 2016 at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. I followed this with a PhD in the same department, under the supervision of Dr. Kaarel Adamberg and Dr. Liisa Arike, focusing on co-metabolism studies of dietary fibres and mucins by the gut microbiota [1, 2, 3]. At the start of 2023 I joined the lab of Dr. Ana S. Luis, part of the Mucin Biology Groups of Gothenburg University, Sweden. There, I am doing my post-doctoral research, studying the mechanisms of mucin degradation. More specifically, my focus is on the CAZymes involved in complex colonic mucin O-glycan degradation by different gut commensal Bacteroides species.



  1. Adamberg K, Raba G, and Adamberg S. (2020). Use of Changestat for Growth Rate Studies of Gut Microbiota. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020;8:24. DOI:10.3389/fbioe.2020.00024 | PubMed ID:32117913 [Adamberg2020]
  2. Raba G, Adamberg S, and Adamberg K. (2021). Acidic pH enhances butyrate production from pectin by faecal microbiota. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2021;368(7). DOI:10.1093/femsle/fnab042 | PubMed ID:33864456 [Raba2021]
  3. Raba G and Luis AS. (2023). Mucin utilization by gut microbiota: recent advances on characterization of key enzymes. Essays Biochem. 2023;67(3):345-353. DOI:10.1042/EBC20220121 | PubMed ID:36695502 [Raba2023]

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