Hilary Edema

PhD candidate UiT


Hilary is a PhD student at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. He has a background in molecular biology and biotechnology and is particularly interested in production of novel enzymes for industrial biocatalysis. He has worked in various projects including characterization of sweet potato viruses, mycotoxins, overexpression of camel chymosin in yeast for cheese production as well as reconstruction of lignin degradation pathways in streptomyces bacteria. Hilary’s PhD project seeks to explore the potential of cellulases of plant origin for plant biomass degradation in the context of bioenergy.

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