Joel Ljunggren

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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.

Current research

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


Articles in journals

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    

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    

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)