There is rising consumer demand for ingredients found in nature for health, wellness, and nutrition applications. Many of these ingredients are, however, impossible to source directly from nature in a sustainable, scalable way. Evolva combines advanced biological technologies and classical yeast fermentation to make these ingredients available for wide-spread adoption at affordable cost.
Evolva focuses on complex molecules found in nature that cannot be sourced cost-effectively or sustainably for mass-market products, except through biotechnology and fermentation. They bring sustainably-sourced, next-generation health, wellness, and nutrition ingredients to the world. Their major contributions to the project are: More...
The CHASSY Team at Evolva:
Harald Heider – Senior Scientist
Harald contributes his expertise on cell signalling, assay development, and metabolic engineering to CHASSY. He also brings his background in commercialisation into the project.
Michael Naesby – Principal Investigator
Michael is leading several projects at Evolva involving yeasts producing a vast diversity of phenolic compounds.
Karin Brecht – Research Scientist
Karin is an expert in cell biology and cell metabolism. She is designing cellular assays used in the project.
Michael Eichenberger – PhD student
Michael has extensive experience in metabolic engineering of yeast. He generates most of the engineered yeasts.
Nora Weber – Research Scientist
Nora contributes her comprehensive knowledge of organic chemistry and molecular biology to the project.
David Fischer – Research Scientist
David is the chemist in the project, responsible for all analyses involving LC-MS and preparative HPLC.