This website uses cookies to store user session information. By using our website you consent to our terms of use. Read more
I agree
15.01.1984
kaspar.valgepea@ut.ee

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2021–31.08.2023   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Gas Fermentation Technologies (1,00)
01.03.2019–31.12.2020   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology, Senior Research Fellow in Gas Fermentation Technologies (1,00)
01.09.2018–28.02.2019   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology, Research Fellow in Synthetic Biology (1,00)
2015–2018   
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Post-Doc (1,00)
2013–2015   
Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies, Researcher (1,00)
2012–2013   
Genomatica, Inc., San Diego, USA, Visiting Scholar (1,00)
2008–2012   
Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies, Researcher (1,00)
2006–2007   
Estonian Defense Forces, Mandatory military service (1,00)
2005–2006   
Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies, Researcher (1,00)
 
 
Education
2010–2014   
PhD studies (PhD), Tallinn University of Technology, Chemistry and Gene Technology
2008–2010   
Master studies (MSc cum laude), Tallinn University of Technology, Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
2007–2008   
Master's level research student, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
2003–2006   
Bachelor studies (BSc), Tallinn University of Technology, Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
2000–2003   
Gustav Adolf Grammar School
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2019−...   
Lecturer "Applied Synthetic Biology", University of Tartu
2019−...   
Lecturer "Synthetic Biology and Industrial Cell Factories", University of Tartu
2018−...   
Lecturer "Molecular Systems Biology", University of Tartu
2011−...   
Mendeley Adviser
2018−2018   
Lecturer "Biomolecular engineering", The University of Queensland
2016−2018   
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Ambassador
2011−2011   
Organizer of Systems Biology lecture course “Microbial Growth and Physiology”, CCFFT, Estonia
2010−2010   
Lecturer and practical course advisor of “Advanced Microbial Fermentation Technologies”, Tallinn University of Technology
 
 
Creative work
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
2019 - "Unraveling acetogen gas fermentation using quantitative systems biology" at the conference "20th International Conference on Systems Biology", Okinawa, Japan
2019 - "Capturing waste carbon using acetogen gas fermentation" at the course "Industrial Biotechnology for Lignocellulose Based Processes", Gothenburg, Sweden
2019 - "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" at the conference "Biological Solutions for the Global CO2 Challenge", Heidelberg, Germany
2018 - "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" at the conference "Clostridium XV", Freising, Germany
2018 - "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" at the workshop "Bioengineering Platforms", Heron Island, Australia
2017 - "Capturing waste carbon using gas fermentation" at the conference "Brisbane Life Sciences Symposium", Brisbane, Australia
2017 - Keynote speaker "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" at the conference "2017 International Conference on BioNano Innovation", Brisbane, Australia
2016 - "Understanding energetics in a syngas fermenting bacterium" at the "Gas Fermentation Workshop", Heron Island, Australia
2012 - "Absolute quantitative triple-omics analyses reveals that Escherichia coli achieves faster growth by increasing catalytic activities of enzymes and translation rate" at the conference "Microbial Stress: from Molecules to Systems", Belgirate, Italy
2010 - "Systems biology approach reveals that overflow metabolism of acetate in Escherichia coli is triggered by carbon catabolite repression of acetyl-CoA synthetase" at "2010 Symposium of The DSM", Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 - "Growth rate dependent acetate metabolism characterization in Escherichia coli continuous cultures" at the conference "Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology VIII", San Diego, USA
2008 - "Thermus thermophilus gene expression changes in different growth rates" at the JUSST Conference, Tokyo, Japan

COURSES
2019 - "EMBO Laboratory Leadership for Group Leaders", Heidelberg, Germany
2017 - "Uniquest Research Commercialisation Workshop", The University of Queensland, Australia
2016 - "UQ Early-Career Academic Development Program", The University of Queensland, Australia
2016 - "Gas Fermentation Workshop", The University of Queensland, Australia
2016 - "Workshops on Scientific Publishing, Grant Writing and Supervision", The University of Queensland, Australia
2013 - “Advanced Course on Metabolic Engineering and Systems Biology”, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
2012 - “Advanced Course on Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology”, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
2011 - “FEBS-SystemsX Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology”, Innsbruck, Austria
2009 - “Flow Cytometry course”, University of York, United Kingdom.
 
 
Additional information
09.2015 - Internship at LanzaTech Inc., Skokie, USA
2012-2013 - Professional Internship as a Visiting Scholar, Genomatica Inc, San Diego, USA
11.2010 - Internship at the Systems Biology Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2007 - 2008 Master's level research, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2017, Kaspar Valgepea, Promotion to Academic Level B, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2014, Kaspar Valgepea, Grand Prize in Estonian National Students Contest of Research, PhD level
2012, Kaspar Valgepea, Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Professional Internship Program Scholarship
2011, Kaspar Valgepea, Artur Lind Scholarship, Estonian Genome Centre Foundation
2010, Kaspar Valgepea, 2nd prize in Bio- and Environmental Sciences, Estonian National Students Contest of Research, MSc level
2010, Kaspar Valgepea, 3rd prize in Life Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology Students Contest of Research, MSc level
2009, Kaspar Valgepea, Jaan Poska Scholarship
2007, Kaspar Valgepea, Kristjan Jaak Scholarship
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.16. Biotechnology relating to Natural Sciences and Engineering; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: T490 Biotechnology ; SPECIFICATION: Whole-cell understanding and engineering of microbial metabolism through systems biology
 
 

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2020
1.1.
2020
1.1.
2020
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2015
1.1.
2015
1.1.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2013
1.1.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2009
1.1.
2009
9.06.2021
15.01.1984
kaspar.valgepea@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2021–31.08.2023   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, tehnoloogiainstituut, gaasfermentatsiooni tehnoloogiate kaasprofessor (1,00)
01.03.2019–31.12.2020   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, tehnoloogiainstituut, gaasfermentatsiooni tehnoloogiate vanemteadur (1,00)
01.09.2018–28.02.2019   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, tehnoloogiainstituut, sünteetilise bioloogia teadur (1,00)
2015–2018   
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Austraalia, Järeldoktor (1,00)
2013–2015   
AS Toidu- ja Fermentatsioonitehnoloogia Arenduskeskus, Teadur (1,00)
2012–2013   
Genomatica, Inc., San Diego, Ameerika Ühendriigid, Külalisteadlane (1,00)
2008–2012   
AS Toidu- ja Fermentatsioonitehnoloogia Arenduskeskus, Teadur (1,00)
2006–2007   
Eesti Kaitsevägi, Kohustuslik ajateenistus (1,00)
2005–2006   
AS Toidu- ja Fermentatsioonitehnoloogia Arenduskeskus, Teadur (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
2010–2014   
Dokorantuur (PhD), Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, keemia ja geenitehnoloogia
2008–2010   
Magistrantuur (MSc cum laude), Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, rakenduskeemia ja biotehnoloogia eriala
2007–2008   
Magistri taseme tudeng, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Jaapan
2003–2006   
Bakalaureuse õpingud (BSc), Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, rakenduskeemia ja biotehnoloogia eriala
2000–2003   
Gustav Adolfi Gümnaasium
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2019−...   
Lektor "Applied Synthetic Biology", Tartu Ülikool
2019−...   
Lektor "Synthetic Biology and Industrial Cell Factories", Tartu Ülikool
2018−...   
Lektor "Molecular Systems Biology", Tartu Ülikool
2011−...   
Mendeley Adviser
2018−2018   
Lektor "Biomolekulaarne inseneerimine", The University of Queensland
2016−2018   
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Ambassador
2011−2011   
Süsteemide bioloogia loengukursuse "Microbial Growth and Physiology" organiseerija, TFTAK, Eesti
2010−2010   
Lektor ja praktikumide juhendaja "Fermentatsiooni erikursus", Tallinna Tehnikaülikool
 
 
Loometöö
SUULISED ETTEKANDED
2019 - "Unraveling acetogen gas fermentation using quantitative systems biology" konverentsil "20th International Conference on Systems Biology", Okinawa, Jaapan
2019 - "Capturing waste carbon using acetogen gas fermentation" kursusel "Industrial Biotechnology for Lignocellulose Based Processes", Göteborg, Rootsi
2019 - "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" konverentsil "Biological Solutions for the Global CO2 Challenge", Heidelberg, Saksamaa
2018 - "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" konverentsil "Clostridium XV", Freising, Saksamaa
2018 - "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" kursusel "Bioengineering Platforms", Heron Island, Austraalia
2017 - "Capturing waste carbon using gas fermentation" konverentsil "Brisbane Life Sciences Symposium", Brisbane, Austraalia
2017 - Keynote ettekanne "Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation" konverentsil "2017 International Conference on BioNano Innovation", Brisbane, Austraalia
2016 - "Understanding energetics in a syngas fermenting bacterium" kursusel "Gas Fermentation Workshop", Heron Island, Austraalia
2012 - "Absolute quantitative triple-omics analyses reveals that Escherichia coli achieves faster growth by increasing catalytic activities of enzymes and translation rate" konverentsil "Microbial Stress: from Molecules to Systems", Belgirate, Itaalia
2010 - "Systems biology approach reveals that overflow metabolism of acetate in Escherichia coli is triggered by carbon catabolite repression of acetyl-CoA synthetase" sümpoosiumil "2010 Symposium of the DSM", Kopenhaagen, Taani
2009 - "Growth rate dependent acetate metabolism characterization in Escherichia coli continuous cultures" konverentsil "Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology VIII", San Diego, USA
2008 - "Thermus thermophilus gene expression changes in different growth rates" JUSST konverentsil, Tokyo, Jaapan

KURSUSED
2019 - "EMBO Laboratory Leadership for Group Leaders", Heidelberg, Saksamaa
2017 - "Uniquest Research Commercialisation Workshop", The University of Queensland, Austraalia
2016 - "UQ Early-Career Academic Development Program", The University of Queensland, Austraalia
2016 - "Gas Fermentation Workshop", The University of Queensland, Austraalia
2016 - "Workshops on Scientific Publishing, Grant Writing and Supervision", The University of Queensland, Austraalia
2013 - “Advanced Course on Metabolic Engineering and Systems Biology”, Chalmers University of Technology, Rootsi
2012 - “Advanced Course on Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology”, Delft University of Technology, Holland
2011 - “FEBS-SystemsX Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology”, Innsbruck, Austria
2009 - “Flow Cytometry course”, University of York, Suurbritannia.
 
 
Lisainfo
09.2015 - Praktika LanzaTech Inc'is, Skokie, Ameerika Ühendriigid
2012-2013 - Praktika külalisteadlasena, Genomatica Inc, San Diego, Ameerika Ühendriigid
11.2010 - Praktika Süsteemide Bioloogia Instituudis, Taani Tehnikaülikool, Taani
2007 - 2008 Magistri taseme uurimustöö,The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Jaapan

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2017, Kaspar Valgepea, Ametikõrgendus "Academic Level B" tasemele, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Austraalia
2014, Kaspar Valgepea, Peapreemia üliõpilaste riikliku teadustööde konkurssil, doktoriõppe aste
2012, Kaspar Valgepea, "Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Professional Internship Program" stipendium
2011, Kaspar Valgepea, Artur Linnu nimeline stipendium, Sihtasutuse Geenikeskus
2010, Kaspar Valgepea, II preemia üliõpilaste riikliku teadustööde konkurssi bio- ja keskkonnateaduste valdkonnas, magistriõppe aste
2010, Kaspar Valgepea, III preemia TTÜ tudengite teadustööde konkurssi loodusteaduste valdkonnas, magistriõppe aste
2009, Kaspar Valgepea, Jaan Poska stipendium
2007, Kaspar Valgepea, Kristjan Jaagu stipendium
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 4. Loodusteadused ja tehnika; 4.16. Biotehnoloogia (loodusteadused ja tehnika); CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: T490 Biotehnoloogia ; TÄPSUSTUS: Mikroobse metabolismi terve-raku tasemel mõistmine ning modifitseerimine läbi süsteemide bioloogia

Lõppenud projektid

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2020
1.1.
2020
1.1.
2020
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2015
1.1.
2015
1.1.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2013
1.1.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2009
1.1.
2009
9.06.2021

Search project

  • {{item.Name}}
Institution is projects' financier   Institution is projects' executor  
  • {{searchListItem.Name}}
All   Projects   Master projects   Subprojects  
New Frascati (2015)
Old and new Frascati
All
Ongoing
Finished
Beginning
Fuzzy
Precise
  • Found 15 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
MOBTPMOBTP111Systems-level quantification of CO2 capture using acetogen gas fermentation01.04.201931.05.2021Kaspar ValgepeaUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology86 117,20 EUR
ETFETF8165Quantitative characterization of acetate metabolism in Escherichia coli for bioprocess optimization using parallel accelerostat cultivation01.01.201031.12.2013Kaarel AdambergTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology49 084,64 EUR
RITA1SubprojectLLTKT19190 (RITA1/02-20-03)Climate change mitigation with CCS and CCU technologies01.04.201931.03.2021Gunnar NurkUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry105 388,68 EUR
ETFETF9192Development of omics'-methods for quantitative systems biology studies of bacteria 01.01.201231.12.2015Raivo ViluTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science57 600,00 EUR
MUUAR11122Systems biology approach for design of lactic acid bacteria01.09.201131.08.2014Raivo ViluTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Biotechnology389 037,69 EUR
RESTARESTA9Production of bio-chemicals from wood industry waste through gasification and gas fermentation: development of cell factories with higher production metrics and stress tolerance from syngas01.01.202231.08.2022Kaspar ValgepeaUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology122 160,00 EUR
MUUEU29994Support for Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies01.01.200930.06.2015Raivo Vilu; Toomas Paalme; Urmas SannikCenter of Food and Fermentation Technologies7 028 458,00 EUR
PSGPSG289Large-scale systems-level quantification of gas-fermenting acetogen genotype-phenotype relationships01.01.201931.12.2022Kaspar ValgepeaUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology290 250,00 EUR
IUTIUT19-27Systems biology of food technologies and science01.01.201431.12.2019Toomas PaalmeTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology852 000,00 EUR
SFSF0140090s08Food systems biology and physics01.01.200831.12.2013Toomas PaalmeTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology705 093,40 EUR
MUUEU48667Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies01.07.201530.06.2022Martin LallCenter of Food and Fermentation Technologies5 697 954,91 EUR
MUUEU22704Support for Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies27.10.200531.10.2007Raivo Vilu; Toomas Paalme; Urmas SannikCenter of Food and Fermentation Technologies1 725 043,14 EUR
MUUEU19691Support for Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies27.10.200426.10.2005Raivo Vilu; Toomas Paalme; Urmas SannikCenter of Food and Fermentation Technologies338 077,35 EUR
MUUEU27607Support for Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies01.11.200730.06.2008Raivo Vilu; Toomas Paalme; Urmas SannikCenter of Food and Fermentation Technologies657 826,17 EUR
MUUEU28668Support for Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies01.07.200830.06.2009Toomas Paalme; Raivo Vilu; Urmas SannikCenter of Food and Fermentation Technologies903 909,35 EUR