Norwegian Research Council - DAAD - Norway-Germany research collaboration project

Project No: 309220 
Period covered - start date: 2020 
Period covered - end date: 2021 
NMBU Administrator: Volha Shapaval
Project's coordinators: NMBU / University of Munster

COFUN is a mobility network-building project between NMBU and University of Munster. The project will be connected to the projects LIGNOLIPP (From lignocellulose sugars to high-value lipids and biopolymers in a single fermentation process) and Bio4Fuels (A Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research) funded by Norwegian Research Council.

The project aims at combining the expertise of Norwegian and German academic and industrial partners in the field of fungal lipids and chitin/chitosan for utilizing the unique potential of oleaginous Zygomycetes fungi in order to develop a single fermentation process for co-production of high-value lipids and chitin/chitosan biopolymers for agricultural applications as animal feed additive and plant biostimulant from sugar-rich lignocellulose hydrolysates originating from forestry waste streams.


Dzurendova S., Losada C.B., Dupuy-Galet B.X., Fjær K., Shapaval V.
Mucoromycota fungi as powerful cell factories for modern biorefinery
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2021)

Dzurendova S., Shapaval V., Tafintseva V., Kohler A., Byrtusová D., Szotkowski M., Márová I., Zimmermann B.
Assessment of Biotechnologically Important Filamentous Fungal Biomass by Fourier Transform Raman Spectroscopy
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22 (2021) 6710

Tafintseva V., Shapaval V., Blazhko U., Kohler A.
Correcting replicate variation in spectroscopic data by machine learning and model-based pre-processing
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 215 (2021) 104350

Dzurendova S., Zimmermann B., Kohler A., Reitzel K., Nielsen U.G., Dupuy--Galet B.X., Leivers S., Horn S.J., Shapaval V.
Calcium affects polyphosphate and lipid accumulation in Mucoromycota fungi
Journal of Fungi 7 (2021) 300

Langseter A.M., Dzurendova S., Shapaval V., Kohler A., Ekeberg D., Zimmermann B.
Evaluation and optimisation of direct transesterification methods for the assessment of lipid accumulation in oleaginous filamentous fungi
Microbial Cell Factories 20 (2021) 59

Slaný O. , Klempová T., Shapaval V., Zimmermann B., Kohler A., Čertík M.
Animal Fat as a Substrate for Production of n-6 Fatty Acids by Fungal Solid-State Fermentation
Microorganisms 9 (2021) 170

Published 24. April 2020 - 11:30 - Updated 17. December 2021 - 16:35