Patrik is Reader in Metabolic Engineering at the Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London. He was educated as a winemaker but moved into academic work including a PhD in plant biochemistry, followed by post-doctoral research in plant biochemistry, wine chemistry/sensory perception. Since 2005 he has developed expertise in metabolic engineering.
A common theme throughout his career has been the reconstitution or construction of metabolic pathways, from native to synthetic. His academic research group is focussed on engineering heterotrophic and photoautotrophic microorganisms for the conversion of renewable substrates (sugar or light and CO2) into chemicals.Return to Team