Emma Master (University of Toronto) possesses extensive experience in biochemical and bioinformatic analysis of carbohydrate-active enzymes, protein production, enzyme engineering, and chemo-enzymatic modification of polysaccharides and lignin. In 2010, she was awarded the Finland Distinguished Professor Fellowship (FiDiPro Fellow, Tekes) that supported collaborative research in the area of hemicellulose-derived engineered polymers. In 2015, she was awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (BHIVE) which supports SYNBIOMICS deliverables. She has led two international projects, an ORF-RE (round 5) project “Functionalized Fibre and Biochemicals Network” (FFABnet), and is now the theme leader in the NSERC Industrial Biocatalysis Network.
lab webpage: http://chem-eng.utoronto.ca/~bioproducts