Technical University of Denmark (2016-08-02)
I am Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. I received my PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2004. For my PhD degree, I worked on heterologous gene expression and discovery in Matthias Hediger’s research group at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, and on plant genetics in Barbara Halkier’s group at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen University. From 2008 to 2011 I worked with fundamental aspects of membrane protein insertion and topology as a postdoctoral researcher in Gunnar von Heijne’s research group at the Stockholm Center for Biomembrane Research. My research group focuses on fundamental aspects of molecular evolution, developing molecular tools for synthetic biology and on optimizing expression of proteins in microbial cell factories.