Jens Nielsen was selected to receive the prestigious Novozymes Prize for his pioneering work on systems biology and metabolic engineering of microbial cell factories. The Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding research or technology efforts that benefit the development of biotechnology and enables a total of 2.5 million DKK to be employed towards the development of promising new research projects.
“Receiving the Novozymes Prize is a really fantastic honour. I have always especially focused on understanding and modifying metabolism so that industry can apply this knowledge. Having unrestricted funds for riskier projects that can enable the new knowledge that is necessary to improve the technology is an enormous boost,” says Jens Nielsen.
Jens Nielsen explains further the applications of his research in this latest video by Novo Nordisk Foundation