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Description of research and teaching

My research is focused on characterization of carbohydrate active enzyme acting on biomass derived hydroxycinnamic acids and oligosaccharides. 

Education/Academic qualification

Biotechnology, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences / University of Helsinki

1 Jan 200822 Dec 2014

External positions

Post doctoral researcher, Division fo Industrial biotechnology, Chalmers University of Technology

15 Feb 201631 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • 414 Agricultural biotechnology
  • Biomass, lignocellulose, wood, cereals
  • 118 Biological sciences
  • Carbohydrate active enzyme
  • hydrolases
  • oxidoreductases
  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • liquid chromatography mass spectrometry
  • nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2008 2019

  • 14 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

In muro deacetylation of xylan affects lignin properties and improves saccharification of aspen wood

Pawar, P. M-A., Derba-Maceluch, M., Chong, S-L., Gandla, M. L., Bashar, S. S., Sparrman, T., Ahvenainen, P., Hedenström, M., Ozparpucu, M., Ruggeberg, M., Serimaa, R., Lawoko, M., Tenkanen, M., Jönsson, L. J. & Mellerowicz, E. J., 20 Apr 2017, In : Biotechnology for Biofuels. 10, 11 p., 98.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Functional comparison of versatile carbohydrate esterases from families CE1, CE6 and CE16 on acetyl-4-O-methylglucuronoxylan and acetyl-galactoglucomannan

Mai-Gisondi, G., Maaheimo, H., Chong, S-L., Hinz, S., Tenkanen, M. & Master, E., 2017, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. General Subjects. 1861, 9, p. 2398-2405 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Spatial tissue-specific profiling of O-acetylglucuronoxylans in birch stem.

Chong, S-L., Maaheimo, H., Immanen, J. J. M., Helariutta, Y. E. & Tenkanen, T. M., 2016, 14th European Workshop on Lignocellulosic and Pulp (EWLP): Proceedings. Vol. 14. p. 17-20 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Active fungal GH115 alpha-glucuronidase produced in Arabidopsis thaliana affects only the UX1-reactive glucuronate decorations on native glucuronoxylans

Chong, S-L., Derba-Maceluch, M., Koutaniemi, S. M., Gómez, L. D., McQueen-Mason, S. J., Tenkanen, T. M. & Mellerowicz, E., 18 Jun 2015, In : BMC Biotechnology. 15, 13 p., 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Glucuronic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana xylans carries a novel pentose substituent

Chong, S-L., Koutaniemi, S. M., Juvonen, M. K., Derba-Maceluch, M., Mellerowicz, E. & Tenkanen, T. M., 2015, In : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 79, p. 807-812 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2008 2020

Activities 2008 2017

  • 9 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Types for other activities - Other
  • 1 Academic visit at UH
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

13th International Symposium on Biocatalyst and Biotransformation

Sun-Li Chong (Attendee)
9 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

XIV Cell Wall Meeting

Sun-Li Chong (Attendee)
12 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

11th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting

Sun-Li Chong (Attendee)
10 May 201513 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

20th International Mass Spectrometry Conference

Sun-Li Chong (Speaker: Presenter)
24 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

COST Action FP0901 workshop - Characterisation of raw biomass and processed materials for biorefinery, bioenergy and biofuels production

Sun-Li Chong (Speaker: Presenter)
18 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars