Gunnar Henriksson has a background in biological research with a Doctoral degree in biochemistry from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1995. The focus of his research was hydrolases and redox enzymes from wood degrading organism and their applications. Since 1997 he has been employed at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and since 2007 he has been working as a Full Professor of wood chemistry. His scientific interests are except biotechnology, the chemical structure of wood with a special focus on the interactions between hemicelluloses and lignin, process chemistry for biomass, and biosynthesis of plant cell walls. He has suggested several novel processes or improvements of established processes for the industry of which some are in large-scale application. Recently he has initiated a novel project studying the humus degrading microorganisms in soil with the goal to find novel enzymes attacking lignin specifically. He works also as a teacher and has written several text book chapters in different subjects.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012