Javier Garcia Hidalgo

affiliated with the university, PhD

Research areas and keywords


  • Enzyme Biotechnology, Lignin Valorization, Molecular Biology


Javier Garcia-Hidalgo obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Complutense University of Madrid in 2014. Javier’s areas of expertise are Enzyme Biotechnology and Bacterial Genetics; the research carried out during his PhD thesis deals with the heterologous expression, purification and characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate depolymerases from Streptomyces, enzymes produced by soil bacteria in order to degrade and feed on these natural polyesters, as well as several biotechnological applications derived of these biocatalysts.

After working for three months in the Southern Denmark University in Odense, he has recently joined the Division of Applied Microbiology as a Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Marie Gorwa-Grauslund. As a member of this team, his research involves the discovery and engineering of efficient platform biocatalysts for the valorization of lignin, under the framework of an SSF-funded project.

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