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Patrick Adlercreutz



  • Master of Chemical Engineering, Lund, Sweden, 1979

  • Doctor of Science in Biotechnology, Lund, 1985

  • Assistant professor in Biotechnology, Lund, 1989

  • Professor in Biotechnology, Lund, 1999

Research interests:

  • Enzymatic reactions in organic media

  • Production of prebiotics and antidiabetic food ingredients by enzymatic modification of carbohydrates

  • Enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrate based surfactants

  • Using enzymes to tailor lipids with respect to nutritional value and/or physico-chemical properties

  • Transaminases for the production of chiral amines

  • Enzymatic redox reactions

Research projects:

  • Antidiabetic carbohydrates. Project within Antidiabetic Food Centre

  • Enzymatic lipid processing for increased sustainability. SSF

  • ScanOat. Mild processing of oats to optimise health effects and functionality. SSF


  • Enzyme Technology

  • Enzyme Kinetics

  • Biotechnology, Process and Plant Design  

Selected publications:  

P Adlercreutz. Immobilisation and application of lipases in organic media. Chem. Soc. Rev. 42, 6406-6436 (2013)

D Svensson, S Ulvenlund and P Adlercreutz . Enzymatic route to alkyl glycosides having oligomeric head groups. Green Chemistry 11, 1222-1226 (2009)

K Berger, P Falk, C Karlsson, U Nilsson, U Axling, C Grey, H Stålbrand, E Nordberg Karlsson, M Nyman, C Holm, P Adlercreutz. Cereal byproducts have prebiotic potential in mice fed a high-fat diet. J. Agric. Food Chem. 62, 8169-8178 (2014)

T Börner, G Rehn, C Grey, P Adlercreutz. A Process Concept for High-Purity Production of Amines by Transaminase-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis: Combining Enzyme 

Cascade and Membrane-Assisted ISPR. Org. Process Res. Dev. 19, 793−799 (2015)

P Lundemo, E Nordberg Karlsson, P Adlercreutz. Eliminating hydrolytic activity without affecting the transglycosylation of a GH1 β-glucosidase. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 101, 1121-1131 (2017)

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