Joel Ljunggren


  • Professional title: Researcher
  • Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (CHE)
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  • Room number: SCA5075
  • Location: Sundsvall
  • Employee in the subject: Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mathematical Statistics


Joel Ljunggren received his MSc in Biotechnology and Genomics from Umeå University in 2010. His Master thesis was completed at Tohoku University in Japan where he worked with computational modelling of docking molecules to the NEF protein expressed by HIV. In 2015 he defended his Licentiate thesis with the title “Biochemical Interactions of Some Saproxylic Fungi”.

Area of interest

Coming from a multidisciplinary background of biology, programming and chemistry, Joel is working within the interdisciplinary cross-over between ecology and chemistry. He is especially active in the development of effective methods that find biologically relevant information from complex systems.


His main research project is to find and identify bioactive secondary metabolites from wood-decaying fungi.


Articles in journals

Ljunggren, J. , Bylund, D. , Jonsson, B. , Edman, M. & Hedenström, E. (2020). Antifungal efficiency of individual compounds and evaluation of non-linear effects by recombining fractionated turpentine. Microchemical journal (Print), vol. 153    

Haller, H. , Jonsson, A. , Ljunggren, J. & Hedenström, E. (2020). Appropriate technology for soil remediation in tropical low-income countries - a pilot scale test of three different amendments for accelerated biodegradation of diesel fuel in Ultisol. Cogent Environmental Science, vol. 6: 1    

Ljunggren, J. , Edman, M. , Jonsson, B. , Bylund, D. & Hedenström, E. (2020). Evaluation of fractionally distilled Picea abies TMP-turpentine on wood-decaying fungi : in vitro, microcosm and field experiments. Wood Science and Technology, vol. 54, pp. 847-868.    

Zhang, R. , Hummelgård, M. , Ljunggren, J. & Olin, H. (2019). Gold and Zno-Based Metal-Semiconductor Network for Highly Sensitive Room-Temperature Gas Sensing. Sensors, vol. 19: 18    

Ljunggren, J. , Borrero-Echeverry, F. , Chakraborty, A. , Lindblom, T. U. T. , Hedenström, E. , Karlsson, M. , Witzgall, P. & Bengtsson, M. (2019). Yeast Volatomes Differentially Affect Larval Feeding in an Insect Herbivore. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 85: 21    

Rönnander, J. , Ljunggren, J. , Hedenström, E. & Wright, S. A. I. (2018). Biotransformation of vanillin into vanillyl alcohol by a novel strain of Cystobasidium laryngis isolated from decaying wood. AMB Express, vol. 8: 1    

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Ljunggren, J. (2020). Some Approaches to Eco-Friendly Products from Natural Matrices. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2020 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 312)  

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Ljunggren, J. (2015). Biochemical Interactions of Some Saproxylic Fungi. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2015 (Mid Sweden University licentiate thesis : 116)  

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