Desmet Sandrien

Postdoctoral fellow @ Metabolomics Core

In 2014, Sandrien graduated as a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering Technology at Ghent University. During her master’s thesis, she worked on the optimization and validation of the toxicological screening of drugs in blood samples on HPLC-PDA. Following her master’s thesis and after obtaining an FWO PhD scholarship, she started working in the Bio-Energy and Bio-Aromatics group of Prof. Wout Boerjan to study the aromatic metabolism of poplar and maize. During her PhD, she developed a combination of dry and wet lab tools for the structural characterization of specialized metabolites, and in 2020 she graduated as a Doctor of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. She now continues her research as a post doctoral researcher in the Bio-Energy and Bio-Aromatics group.

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Office: Technologiepark 71, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Office Phone: +32(0)93313861

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Different routes for conifer- and sinapaldehyde and higher saccharification upon deficiency in the dehydrogenase CAD1.
Van Acker, R., Déjardin, A., Desmet, S., Hoengenaert, L., Vanholme, R., Morreel, K., Laurans, F., Kim, H., Santoro, N., Foster, C., Goeminne, G., Légée, F., Lapierre, C., Pilate, G., Ralph, J., Boerjan, W.
Seeing the forest for the trees: Retrieving plant secondary biochemical pathways from metabolome networks.
Desmet, S., Brouckaert, M., Boerjan, W., Morreel, K.