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I am an Associate Professor at Department of Molecular Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden. Together with Dr. Mats Sandgren I am leading a research group where we study structure and function of carbohydrate-active enzymes, with particular interest in plant biomass degrading enzymes for various biofuel and biorefinery applications.
Address: Jerry Stahlberg, Dept Molecular Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Biomedical Centre, PO Box 590, SE-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden. Phone: +46-(0)18-4714590. E-mail:
I am a biochemist by education. My interest in CAZYmes started in the end of the 80's when I did my PhD with Dr. Göran Pettersson at Uppsala University, studying enzymology of Trichoderma cellulases. Through collaboration with Prof. Alwyn Jones in Uppsala, we were lucky to see the first 3D structures of cellulases, the NMR structure of a fungal CBM1 and the x-ray structure of the catalytic domain of T. reesei CBH2 (GH6). In 1993 I joined Alwyn Jones' group at Dept. Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, and worked with Christina Divne and others on structure/function studies of CAZymes, mainly fungal cellobiohydrolases of GH6 and GH7. In 1998 I was promoted to Associate Professor (Docent) in Moleular Biology at Uppsala University, and moved the same year to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences where I have a permanent position. Since 2009 I also hold a part-time professor-ship at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Ås, Norway.