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Johan Thevelein

Johan Thevelein
Kasteelpark Arenberg 31 - box 2438
3001 Leuven
room: 00.44

tel: +32 16 32 15 07 or +32163 21500
fax: +32163 21979

Our research is focussed on two major subjects. The first is the elucidation of the molecular basis of nutrient sensing and signaling in yeast. More spcifically, it focuses how essential nutrients, like sugars, nitrogen sources, phosphate, sulfate, metal ions, ... are sensed by the cells to regulate growth and growth-correlated properties through the cAMP-PKA pathway. The second subject is the development of superior industrial yeast strains for various applications, in particular first- and second-generation bioethanol porduction, beer brewing and the production of green chemicals. For that purpose, we have developed technologies for the polygenic analysis of complex traits of industrial importance and the genetic modification of industrial yeast strains.

Selected publications