Raphael Roccor

Raphael Roccor

PhD candidate

University of British Columbia

Microbiology and Immunology

Our world still relies heavily on unsustainable resources and practices. Lipid-based chemicals, for example, ubiquitously used in foods, fuels, and consumer products, are predominantly derived from palm oil and petroleum. The production of these oleochemicals has significant environmental impacts; and as global demand for the products containing these chemicals rise, so will the associated environmental burden. Therefore, my research focuses on using microbial biocatalyst to create sustainable bioproducts.


  • Sustainability
  • Microbial biocatalysis
  • Actinobacteria


  • Diplom, Biochemistry, 2011

    Universität Tübingen