24 Jun - Heidi Østby (KBM)

Av Siri Eikrem Skotland

PhD degree – Public Defence
Heidi Østby, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) will defend her PhD thesis “Understanding and optimizing the role of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases in enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass”, on 24 June 2022.

Norwegian title of thesis
Forståelse og optimalisering av rollen til lytisk polysakkarid monooksygenaser i enzymatisk nedbrytning av lignocellulosisk biomasse 

Trial lecture 

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:

On the role of accessory proteins and abiotic reactions in plant cell wall degradation by fungi 

Time and place for the trial lecture:  
Tuesday 31th May 2022, at 09:15 in the Library, Biotechnology building (Biblioteket BTB) 

Internal evaluation committee for the trial lecture: 
First opponent: Researcher Linda Liberg Bergaust 
Second opponent: Associate Bjørge Westereng 
Committee coordinator: Associate Professor Åsmund Røhr Kjendseth 

Public defence 

Time and place for the public defence: 
Friday 24th June 2022, at 12.15. The defence will be held in the Library, Biotechnology building (Biblioteket BTB) 

Evaluation committee: 
First opponent: Professor Dietmar Haltrich, Institute of Food Technology (LMT), BOKU, Austria
Second opponent: Professor Emma Master, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada
Committee coordinator: Associate Professor Åsmund Røhr Kjendseth, NMBU

Main supervisor: Professor Vincent Eijsink 
Co-supervisor: Professor Svein Jarle Horn 
Co-supervisor: Researcher Tina Rise Tuveng 

The doctoral thesis is available for public review.  
For those of you who wants access to this please send an email to: phd-kbm@nmbu.no  

Thesis number: 2022:31, ISSN: 1894-6402, ISBN: 978-82-575-1903-2 



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