Ievgeniia Tiukova,

Chalmers University of Technology,
Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology,
Kemivägen 10, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

E-mail: tiukova [at]

Group: Nielsen Lab
Research field: Production of recombinant proteins by yeast
Mentor: Jens Nielsen
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I have worked on different aspects of microbial biotechnology since 2009 with focus on the production of fuels, food and feed using yeasts. My previous research has involved several species of yeasts including Komagataella pastoris (syn. Pichia pastoris), the biocontrol yeast Wickerhamomyces anomalus, the ethanol-producing yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Dekkera bruxellensis as well as the oleaginous basidiomycete yeasts Rhodotorula glutinis and Rhodotorula toruloides.
Much of my research during the last couple of years involved using omics tools to identify the genetic basis of biotechnology relevant traits in non-conventional yeasts. My current research focuses on the development of yeast-mediated bioconversion processes as part of a transition towards sustainable biotechnologies to ensure global welfare.
Yeasts are versatile biocatalysts that can find many applications in a future biobased economy to supply the global population with goods in an environmentally sustainable way.

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Education and degrees
2008 Bachelor of Science with Honors, Department of Biochemistry,V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (KNU), Kharkiv, Ukraine
2009 Master of Science with Honors, Department of Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Institute of Cell Biology, Lviv, Ukraine
2014 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden (Thesis)
2015-2017 Postdoc, Department of Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
2017-2018 Researcher, Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
2016/08-2017/12 Visiting researcher, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
2018- Postdoc, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Supervision of students
Master students 
David Sundel
Swati Sharma
Afsar Ali
Nair Harichisna
Luzetsky Taras
PhD students 
Jule Brandenburg

Teaching experience
Pedagogic practice in school
Lectures in graduate course “Biotechnology” at SLU
Lectures in postgraduate course: “Biomass processing” within Bioenergy school at SLU
Assistance for the courses “Energisystem i biogeovetenskapligt perspektiv” BI0987, “Biokemi, mikrobiologi och cellbiologi” BI0856 at SLU
Blomqvist J, South E, Tiukova I, Momeni MH, Hansson H, Ståhlberg J, Horn SJ, Schnürer J, Passoth V (2011) Fermentation of lignocellulosic hydrolysate by the alternative industrial ethanol yeast Dekkera bruxellensisLett Appl Microbiol 53:73- 78. (Link)
Passoth V, Tabassum MR, Nair HA, Olstorpe M, Tiukova I, Ståhlberg J (2013) Enhanced ethanol production from wheat straw by integrated storage and pre- treatment (ISP). Enzyme Microb Technol 52:105-110. (Link)
de Barros Pita W, Tiukova I, Leite FC, Passoth V, Simões DA, de Morais MA Jr (2013). The influence of nitrate on the physiology of the yeast Dekkera bruxellensis grown under oxygen limitation. Yeast 30: 111-117. (Link)
Tiukova IA, Petterson ME, Tellgren-Roth C, Bunikis I, Eberhard T, Pettersson OV, Passoth V (2013). Transcriptome of the alternative ethanol production strain Dekkera bruxellensis CBS 11270 in sugar limited, low oxygen cultivation. PLoS One 8: e58455. (Link)
Tiukova I, Eberhard T, Passoth V (2014). Interaction of Lactobacillus vini with the ethanol-producing yeasts Dekkera bruxellensis and Saccharomyces cerevisiaeBiotechnol Appl Biochem 61: 40-44. (Link)
Tiukova IA, de Barros Pita W, Sundell D, Haddad Momeni M, Horn SJ, Ståhlberg J, de Morais MA Jr, Passoth V (2014). Adaptation of Dekkera bruxellensis to lignocellulose-based substrate. Biotechnol Appl Biochem 61: 51-57. (Link)
Remi-Andre Olsen, Ignas Bunikis, Tiukova I., Holmberg K., Britta Lötstedt B., Vinnere Pettersson O., Passoth V., Käller M., Vezzi F., Lotstedt B., Kaller M (2015).  De novo assembly of Dekkera bruxellensis: a multi technology approach using short and long-read sequencing and optical mapping. GIGASCIENCE 4.  (Link)


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