Vivien Jessica Klein
Background and activities
I have a background in biotechnology and bioprocess development. In my Master thesis research at the Brautaset Lab at the Department of Biotechnology and Food science I worked on the establishment of methanol-based production of riboflavin using recombinant Bacillus methanolicus strains.
Currently, I am doing my PhD in the same lab group with a focus on the establishment of synthetic methylotrophy in B. subtilis that is routinely used in the biotechnological industry. Therefore I am studying, among others, formaldehyde assimilation and dissimilation pathways in bacteria. At the same time I am continuing to research further on achieving methanol-based riboflavin production with the help of the systems biology understanding of the C1 metabolism of native methylotrophs such as B. methanolicus MGA3.