Daniel Brink

Daniel Brink

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Daniel Brink is a Ph.D student in the group of Marie Gorwa-Grauslund at Applied Microbiology since 2014. He obtained a M.Sc in Engineering in Biotechnology from Lund University in 2014. His research concerns optimization of the performance of yeast strains for the production of bulk chemicals from lignocellulose, including lignin valorisation. Daniel’s scientific interests include in silico modelling and -analysis of large biological data sets (in particular whole-genome bioinformatics), biochemical networks/pathways and single cell measurements.


Daniel Brink's PhD research project aims to develop strategies to optimize the performance of yeast strains for the production of bulk chemicals from lignocellulose. In particular, the project will be a study in fundamental microbial physiology for enabling or improving the utilization of different carbon sources with a focus on yield and productivity. To achieve this, yeast metabolic engineering and synthetic biology will be required. During the thesis work, these aspects will be investigated from three different angles: genomics, biosensors and lignin utilization.

Daniel's main supervisor is Prof. Marie Gorwa-Grauslund and his co-supervisor is Prof. Gunnar Lidén.



Daniel is and has been involved in teaching in the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology programmes at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.

He has been teaching the lab courses in Microbiology, Technical Biology and Matlab Chemical Computing. He is also a guest lecturer in the MSc course in Metabolic Engineering.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Microbiology


  • Microbial physiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Flow cytometry


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