07 April 2022, 14:21
At the beginning of April, we welcomed our new colleague Vaskar Mukherjee to RISE Processum. Vaskar will work as a Senior Scientist in the group for Biotechnology.
Vaskar moved to Örnsköldsvik from Gothenburg. There, he worked as a postdoc at the University of Gothenburg and then at Chalmers and continued at Chalmers as a researcher. During his time at Chalmers, he researched how we can engineer yeast to convert renewable residues from agriculture into new sustainable biochemicals.
In 2016 Vaskar received his PhD in Engineering technology with a focus on Bioengineering from the universities of KU Leuven and Vib in Belgium.
What attracted you to start working at RISE Processum?
Here, I will be able work on my own ideas and will have the opportunity to develop my unique research line to contribute to the Swedish Bioeconomy. I will be also involved in the installation and development of the state of the art High-throughput microbial screening center and will apply synthetic biology to engineer microorganisms that can efficiently produce renewable biochemicals.
How do you spend your time when you're not at work?
When I'm not working, I like to travel a lot and spend time with my wife and family. I also sing and write in my native language Bengali.
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