Christer Larsson

Department of Biology and Biological Engineering,
Chalmers University of Technology,
Kemivägen 10, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Phone: +46(0)31 772 3806
Fax: +46(0)31 772 3801
E-mail: christer.larsson [at]
Office: Room 3054B

Education and degrees
1985 Bachelor of science in Biology, University of Gothenburg
1990 Ph.D. in Microbiology
PhD student, Department of General and Marine Microbiology, GU, Sweden
1990-1992 Post doc, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
1993-1995 Researcher, Dept. of General and Microbiology, GU, Sweden
1995-1999 Assistant Professor, Dept. of General and Microbiology, GU, Sweden
1999-2002 Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering Chalmers, Sweden
2002-2006 Researcher, Chemical and Biological Engineering Chalmers, Sweden
2007-2009 Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering Chalmers, Sweden
2010- Professor (bitr), Chemical and Biological Engineering Chalmers, Sweden
Academic Experience
1998 Secretary, Organization committee for the 8th BioThermoKinetics(BTK) conference, Gullmarstrand, Sweden
1997-1999 Board member, General and Marine Microbiology, GU, Sweden
2000-2008 Director of Studies, Research school in Bioscience, Chalmers, Sweden
2006- Deputy director, Life science division, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers, Sweden
2007- Master programme director, Biotechnology programme, Chalmers Sweden
2010 Deputy director, “Life Science area of advance”, Chalmers, Sweden
Publications, Patents & Presentations
Peer Reviewed Papers
4 Reviews
Book Contributions
Edited books
Teaching Experience
Currently responsible (examiner) for the following undergraduate courses at Chalmers:
  • KBB032 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • KMB040 Metabolism and Applied Microbiology
Opponent Ph. D. thesis 6
Opponent Ph.Lic. thesis 1
Member of evaluation committee (Ph.D) 57
Examiner Master thesis projects 62
Tutoring Experience
Main supervisor of graduated PhD students 3
Co-supervisor of graduated PhD students 13
Current main supervisor of PhD students 4
Current co-supervisor of PhD students 0
Former affiliated post docs 2
Current affiliated post docs 0
Key Grants
Industrial project, Swedish Baker’s Yeast Company (125 000 SEK)
2001-2004 Swedish Research Counsil (TFR), Industrial PhD project (1.2 million SEK)
2005-2007 Industrial Project, The Absolut Company (675 000 SEK)
2007-2008 Swedish Energy Agency, “Optimizing process conditions during industrial yeast fermentations” (2.2 Million SEK)
2009-2010 Swedish Energy Agency, “Inhibition of bacterial contaminants during industrial yeast fermentations (1.795 million SEK)
2010-2013 EU, Partner in FP7 project “Biocommodity Refinery” (536.200 EUR)
2010-2013 Swedish Energy Agency, Biobutanol production by metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (3.2 million SEK)


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