Yvonne Nygård

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Yvonne Nygård has a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from Aalto University and currently works as Research Professor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and as Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Moreover, she is the CSO of a fungal start-up, Cirkulär AB. Yvonne’s main research interest is to develop microbial cell factories for industrial applications. She combines synthetic biology with high throughput screening and works with different yeast and fungi.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Associate professor, Chalmers University of Technology

CSO, Cirkulär AB

Skills and expertise

  • fungi
  • yeast
  • HT-screening
  • CRISPR/Cas
  • Genetic engineering
  • Bioeconomy
  • Biomass Recalcitrance
  • process engineering
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Protein production


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