PhD Susanne Ekendahl is a researcher in microbiology, ecologist, project manager and author. She has 35 years of experience in practical laboratory research. Susanne focuses on preventive industrial microbiology in processes, products and the environment, for example microbial ocurrence, purity, contamination/potentially problematic growth and cultivation of organisms for different applications. She works with pretty much all types of microbes – bacteria (aerobic and anaerobic), fungi (yeast, mold, wood decay), cyanobacteria and microalgae. We do not cultivate virus strains at the Industridoktorn lab, but can work with them indirectly.
For the past 15 years Susanne has developed the research area of microalgae, which can be used for industrial capture of carbon dioxide (CCS/CCU) and biobased materials. She has worked with three algae pilot plants, two of them industrial. Susanne works as a consultant and researcher in her company Miljösus AB at the Industridoktorn laboratory. Susanne enjoys the combination of writing, planning, organizing and, of course, practical labwork, inherent in the role as researcher. For more information, see https://miljosus.se.