Henrik Aspeborg

Henrik Aspeborg


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Telephone 08-16 46 35
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 E, plan 6
Room E 646
Postal address Forskningsstöd 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I have worked as Research Officer at the Research Support Office since September 2018. I have a background as researcher at KTH. I have a PhD in biotechnology, and I am Docent in carbohydrate biotechnology


My tasks include:

  • Support for EU funding for three Societal Challenges:
    • SC2 Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy
    • SC3 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
    • SC5 Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials


  • Responsible for calls from Formas, Mistra, Energimyndigheten and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research


  • Contact person for the Section for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Stockholm Resilience Center and Baltic Sea Center





Academic degrees


2014 Docent in Carbohydrate Biotechnology

KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

2005 Ph.D. in Biotechnology

KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

1998 Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden


Selected publications


Reichenbach T, Kalyani D, Gandini R, Svartström O, Aspeborg H, Divne C. Structural and biochemical characterization of the Cutibacterium acnes exo-β-1,4-mannosidase that targets the N-glycan core of host glycoproteins. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 27;13(9):e0204703

Ninety-nine de novo assembled genomes from the moose (Alces alces) rumen microbiome provide new insights into microbial plant biomass degradation. Svartström O, Alneberg J, Terrapon N, Lombard V, de Bruijn I, Malmsten J, Dalin A-M, Muller E.E.L, Shah P, Wilmes P, Henrissat B, Aspeborg H, Andersson A.F. ISME J. 2017 Nov;11, 2538–2551

Enzymatic characterization of a glycoside hydrolase family 5 subfamily 7 (GH5_7) mannanase from Arabidopsis thaliana. Wang Y, Vilaplana F, Brumer H, Aspeborg H. Planta. 2014 Mar;239(3):653-65

Metagenomic de novo assembly of an aquatic representative of the verrucomicrobial class Spartobacteria, Herlemann D.P.R, Lundin D, Labrenz M, Jürgens K, Zheng Z, Aspeborg H, Andersson A.F. MBio. 2013 May 28;4(3):e00569-12

Evolution, substrate specificity and subfamily classification of glycoside hydrolase family 5 (GH5). Aspeborg H, Coutinho PM, Wang Y, Brumer H, Henrissat B. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:186

Carbohydrate-active enzymes involved in the secondary cell wall biogenesis in hybrid aspen. Aspeborg H, Schrader J, Coutinho PM, Stam M, Kallas A, Djerbi S, Nilsson P, Denman S, Amini B, Sterky F, Master E, Sandberg G, Mellerowicz E, Sundberg B, Henrissat B, Teeri TT. Plant Physiol. 2005 Mar;137(3):983-97

A transcriptional roadmap to wood formation. Hertzberg M¹, Aspeborg H¹, Schrader J, Andersson A, Erlandsson R, Blomqvist K, Bhalerao R, Uhlen M, Teeri TT, Lundeberg J, Sundberg B, Nilsson P, Sandberg G. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Dec 4;98(25):14732-7. (¹ M.H. och H.A. contributed equally to this work)

Last updated: October 24, 2018

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