Volunteer: Teja Sirec

Teja Sirec is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Warwick at the School of Life Sciences. She obtained her PhD in Applied Biology at University of Naples Federico II in Italy. Her research is focused on understanding sporulation processes and developing spore-based biotechnological applications. In addition, she is interested in science communication and research management.

Teja was part of the One Health campaign team.

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Lactic acid bacteria: from starter cultures to producers of chemicals

Lactic acid bacteria constitute a diverse group of industrially significant, safe microorganisms that are primarily used as starter cultures and probiotics, and are also being developed as production systems in industrial biotechnology. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the potential of lactic acid bacteria as biological catalysts for production of different organic compounds for food and non-food sectors based on their diversity, metabolic- and stress tolerance features, as well as the use of genetic/metabolic engineering tools for enhancing their capabilities.

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