Anikó Várnai, M.Sc. in Bioengineering will defend the doctoral dissertation entitled "Improving enzymatic conversion of lignocellulose to platform sugars" in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, on 9 November 2012 at 12:15. The public examination will take place at the following address: Biokeskus 2, Auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5.
Professor Jack N Saddler, University of British Columbia, will serve as the opponent, and Professor Annele Hatakka as the custos.
The dissertation will be published in the series VTT Science.
The dissertation is also available in electronic form at http://www.vtt.fi/publications/index.jsp. The dissertation abstract can be accessed through the E-thesis service.