Bjorn Johansson

Bjorn Johansson

People Detail

Phone Number : 253 60 1514

Research Area : Biodiversity

Position : Integrated members


MSc in Chemical Engineering and PhD in applied microbiology from Lund University/Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden. Assistant Professor at University of Minho since 2004. Fulbright visiting Scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2014-15 in Berkeley, California.


I work as Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Minho where he teaches Molecular biology and Bioinformatics. I am a member of the research centre CBMA (Center for Molecular and Environmental Biology). Research interests include metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for efficient metabolism of new substrates and production of new biotechnologically interesting products. I developed the Yeast Pathway Kit for assembly and expression of large pathways in yeast. I am also interested in reproducible science and I have developed computational tools such as pydna for formal expression of cloning strategies.

Ongoing Projects

FatVal POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032506

Concluded Projects

MycoFat PTDC/AAC-AMB/120940/2010


TatianaPozdniakova, Post-Doc
Flavio de Azevedo, PhD student
Paulo Silva, PhD student
Humberto Pereira, Master student