Christer Larsson, PhD

Christer Larsson, PhD

Professor, Microbial Physiology & Deputy Head of Department
christer.larsson [at] chalmers.se
se Sweden

Education and degrees

1985 Bachelor of science in Biology, University of Gothenburg
1990 Ph.D. in Microbiology


Employments

1985-1990 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
2010-2014 Professor (bitr), Chemical and Biological Engineering Chalmers, Sweden
2015-           Professor (bitr), Biology 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
2007-2016 Master programme director, Biotechnology programme, Chalmers Sweden
2010           Deputy director, “Life Science area of advance”, Chalmers, Sweden
2015           Viceprefekt, (responsible for undergraduate teaching)
2015-           Proprefekt, (Deputy head of department responsible for PhD education)


Publications, Patents & Presentations

56 Peer Reviewed Papers
5   Reviews
5   Book Contributions
1   Edited books
1   Patents


Teaching

Currently responsible (examiner) for the following undergraduate courses at Chalmers:

  • KBB032 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • KMB040 Metabolism and Applied Microbiology
  • BBT030 Metabolism and molecular biotechnology

Opponent Ph. D. thesis 8
Opponent Ph.Lic. thesis 1
Member of evaluation committee (Ph.D) 75

Examiner Master thesis projects >75


Tutoring Experience

Main supervisor of graduated PhD students 7
Co-supervisor of graduated PhD students 13
Current main supervisor of PhD students 0
Current co-supervisor of PhD students 1
Former affiliated post docs 2
Current affiliated post docs 0


Key Grants

2001-2003 Industrial project, Swedish Baker’s Yeast Company (125 000 SEK)
2001-2004 Swedish Research Council (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)