Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

Fully-funded four year PhD programme in an international scientific environment

Students

All current CPH Bioscience PhD students, listed by year-group (year they started the programme), and alphabetically by first name within those groups.

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Anamarija Pfeiffer

Supervisor: Jesper V. Olsen, CPR
Home Country: Croatia
Year: 2016Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

My research interests encompass signal transduction pathways/networks and post-translational modifications (PTMs). Specifically, I would like to focus on determining PTM dynamics using cutting edge proteomics technologies and correlating how fluctuations in their levels affect signalling pathways in pathological conditions such as cancer.

Belin Selcen Beydağ

Supervisor: Anne Grapin-Botton, DanStem
Home Country: Turkey
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

Witnessing the fascinating regenerative capability of stem cells made me think about their immense potential, and this inevitably dragged me into a career path in stem cell research. I am particularly interested in understanding pluripotent stem cells better by deciphering the mechanisms behind their possibly reversible fate choices, and perhaps to be able to channel their regenerative capacity towards therapeutic use, with the help of 3D culturing methods.

Camila Álvarez Silva

Supervisor: Manimozhiyan Arumugam, CBMR
Home Country: Colombia
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

Biological Engineer and Master in Chemical Engineering with research experience in networks biology (protein-protein interaction networks and metabolic networks) and bioinformatics characterization of proteins. I am interested in focusing my research on the application of systems biology, bioinformatics and metabolic engineering on the study of human diseases.

Coline Gentil

Supervisor: Bo Porse, DanStem
Home Country: France
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

I acquired different experiences that I hope to bring together during a PhD project from Epigenetics in development, to the role of immunology in cancer surveillance. Taken together, I wish to study epigenetic modifications in hematopoiesis and their role in normal and disease associated mechanisms in immunology and cancer.

Daria Sergeeva

Supervisor: Lars Keld Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

I am fascinated with the issue of biotechnology. During my bachelor’s and master’s projects, I was working on R&D of recombinant therapeutic proteins produced in mammalian cells. I am interested in cross-disciplinary research, such as synthetic biology, to design cell factories for the efficient production of biopharmaceuticals.

David Romero Suarez

Supervisor: Michael Krogh Jensen, CFB
Home Country: Peru
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

I am interested in designing, constructing and engineering of biological systems for different applications, particularly cell factories. I am also excited about studying biodiversity as a source of new useful metabolites, enzymes and parts for synthetic biology and in quantitative studies of bacterial physiology.

Felipe Gonzalo Tueros Farfan

Supervisor: Morten Sommer, CFB
Home Country: Peru
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

My research interests involve: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering with an emphasis on Genetic Engineering of microorganisms. My overall goal is to perform research in areas that will contribute to the better understanding of the link and regulation between genetic modifications and phenotypic activity, to further improve applicability of these biological systems.

Hana Sedláčková

Supervisor: Jiri Lukas, CPR
Home Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

I am interested in DNA repair which is mediated by the network of multifunctional protein complexes. I have been studying DNA repair proteins using biochemical methods so far, but now I would like to deepen my knowledge in cell biology. In future I would like to combine both approaches of biochemistry and cell biology which beautifully complement each other in scientific work.

Iuliia Karavaeva

Supervisor: Zach Gerhart-Hines, CBMR
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

Metabolism and Aging, metabolic disorders, mitochondrial diseases, mitochondria quality control, bioenergetics, brown adipose tissue metabolism and regulation, therapeutic application of BAT energy dissipating capacity, caloric restriction, circadian regulation of metabolism, role of human microbiota in metabolic disorders; CRISPR/Cas genome editing technologies, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single cell techniques, genetic rodent models.

Jenny Landberg

Supervisor: Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: Sweden
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

I have a broad interest in research fields related to biosustainability, such as synthetic biology, metabolic engineering and cell factory design. I am particularly interested in development of synthetic biology tools that can be applied in lab or industrial-scale fermentation to increase the product yield and economic feasibility of cell factories. My current research focuses on development of inducible promoters and genetic circuits that enable decoupling of growth from product pathway expression during production of renewable compounds in bacteria.

Karolína Ditrychová

Supervisor: Josh Brickman, DanStem
Home Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

My research interest is mainly focused on cell and developmental biology. I have always found cell fate decision in context of tissue fascinating and I am particularly keen on cell signaling controlling differentiation. I consider our knowledge in this field of biology as crucial for our better understanding of life and I would like to contribute to it.

Lili Niu

Supervisor: Matthias Mann, CPR
Home Country: China
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

I’m interested in applications of mass spectrometry-based high-throughput approaches in addressing biological problems. Specifically, I’m interested in accurately and deeply quantifying biofluid proteomes as a snapshot of human body to identify disease markers or indicate patient stratification. I’m also interested in integration and interpretation of large-scale datasets derived from different approaches (e.g. proteomics and metabolomics).

Lisa Schubert

Supervisor: Niels Mailand, CPR
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:

During my Master’s studies I gained experience and a strong interest in molecular biology, protein research and biochemistry as well as in human cell culture and microscopy. Thus, I would like to further deepen my knowledge in these fields during my PhD. My special interest is on signaling and molecular mechanisms in the nucleus.

Sabina Chubanava
Supervisor: Jonas Treebak, CBMR
Home Country: Belarus
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.
Research Interests:

Such aspects of skeletal muscle physiology as regeneration and senescence are my primary interest. My PhD research project is focused on NAD+ metabolism and its role in molecular processes involved in age-related muscle loss and degeneration, and thus, might potentially aid in the development of novel senescence targeted therapies.

Alexandra Stripp

Supervisor: Michael Lund Nielsen, CPR
Home Country: Denmark
Year: 2017
AlexandraStripp

Research Interests:

I am fascinated by the power of proteomics and mass spectrometry in research, in particular the identification of the vast number of possible post-translational modifications of the proteome. The direct benefit from proteomics to patients, in for example, the discovery of plasma biomarkers, and collaborations between academia and industry also greatly interest me.

Anna Drozd

Supervisor: Elisabetta Ferretti, DanStem
Home Country: Poland
Year: 2017
AnnaDrozd

Research Interests:

My research interests are focused on stem cell biology, development, renewal and regeneration. I am fascinated by the mechanisms underlying these processes, particularly in the factors that affect a single cell in a multi-cellular organism and their implications for normal development, injuries and diseases.

Denis Shepelin

Supervisor: Markus Herrgård, CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017
DenisShepelin

Research Interests:

My primary field of study is computational biotechnology. It’s really interesting for me to bridge the gap between in silico design and construction of real organisms. My plan is to create robust tools for metabolic engineering analytics and predictive design. Also I’m interested in applying high-throughput methods such as automated ALE and robotic screening for construction part in biotechnological pipeline.

Dmitrii Borisevich

Supervisor: Torben Hansen, CBMR
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017
DmitriiBorisevich

Research Interests:

My research interests stands within computational biology and bioinformatics and their application to study underlying mechanisms of complex health disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and genetic disorders. I want to produce practical impact on public health by improving the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Dylan Rausch

Supervisor: Tune H. Pers, CBMR
Home Country: USA
Year: 2017
DylanRausch

Research Interests:

I am interested in studying how diet and lifestyle interventions can drive changes on a molecular level. I hope to use and develop single cell technologies to reveal the mechanisms that drive these changes on both an epigenetic and transcriptomic level. I also plan to develop strong computational skills to analyze data generated with single cell technologies.

Eleonora Manitta

Supervisor: Romain Barrès, CBMR
Home Country: Italy
Year: 2017
EleonoraManitta

Research Interests:

My main research interest concerns the molecular basis of complex diseases. In particular, I am interested in how genetic and environmental factors can influence disease susceptibility and development and in the effect of genetic and epigenetic variants on cellular processes. I’m fascinated by how the application of this knowledge may improve disease prevention and treatment.

Ekaterina Kozaeva

Supervisor: Pablo Iván Nikel, CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017
EkaterinaKozaeva

Research Interests:

My research interests generally related to the metabolic engineering, genome editing tools, the use of recombinant DNA technology to modify existing, or to introduce entirely new, in order to modify cell metabolic networks and use these modifications to increase production of a desired metabolite.

Elizabeth Ambrosio

Supervisor: Elke Ober, DanStem
Home Country: Mexico
Year: 2017
ElizabethAmbrosio

Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding how stem cells are able to acquire a specific cell fate. I would like to address how the activation of different genetic programs and signals, in a coordinated and ordered manner can lead to cell differentiation and eventually the formation of tissues and organs. I think the unraveling of such processes, can derive into therapeutic technologies.

Gabriela Pruś

Supervisor: Chuna Choudhary, CPR
Home Country: Poland
Year: 2017
GabrielaPrus

Research Interests:

I have always been fascinated in the complexity of nature. My research interest is mainly focused on cell signaling. Applying mass-spectrometry based proteomics I would like to look at protein modifications, determine their dynamics and crosstalk between them.

Jan-Erik Messling

Supervisor: Kristian Helin, DanStem
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Jan-ErikMessling

Research Interests:

In my project I am working on the characterization of new factors that are required for the maintenance of acute myeloid leukemia. In the lab I am using a wide range of different molecular biology techniques to characterize these factors such as e.g. CRISPR and mass spectrometry as well as in-vivo work. I am particularly interested in better understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive disease progression and how they can be exploited to develop new therapeutic strategies in the future.

Jose Manuel Camacho Zaragoza

Supervisor: Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen, CFB
Home Country: Mexico
Year: 2017
JoseManuelCamachoZaragoza

Research Interests:

I’m interested in the use of genome-scale models to guide the metabolic engineering and synthetic biology strategies for the rational design and optimization of cell factories. My goal is to engineer highly efficient strains for the production of chemicals in a more sustainable way, based on a systems-level understanding of the cell physiology.

Kaja Rupar

Supervisor: Brice Emanuelli, CBMR
Home Country: Slovenia
Year: 2017
KajaRupar

Research Interests:

My aim is to better understand how altered cellular signaling pathways result in metabolic disorders, such as type two diabetes. I also think it would be exciting to study the genetic mutations causing this disease. With this I hope to contribute to discovering new and more efficient treatments against diabetes.

Nadine Goldhammer

Supervisor: Ole W. Petersen, DanStem
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2017
NadineGoldhammer

Research Interests:

My research interests mainly focus on the connection between stem cells and disease. I am interested in the impact of stem cells on the development and the progression of diseases like cancer, as well as in their potential as new and powerful treatments for those diseases.

Svetlana Volkova

Supervisor: Lars Keld Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017
SvetlanaVolkova

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in the field of metabolic engineering and biochemical diversity. I am convinced that in order to make a transition to sustainable industry, the fundamentals of the metabolism should be studied extensively. The possibilities to produce and utilise chemicals using microorganisms keep up my interest.

Ulrike Kühbacher

Supervisor: Julien Duxin, CPR
Home Country: Italy
Year: 2017
UlrikeKuehbacher

Research Interests:

During my master thesis, I specialized in the role of (de)ubiquitylation in DNA repair. Since then, it fascinates me how cells are able to maintain their genome and I am especially interested in how repair mechanisms are impaired in a variety of diseases such as cancer. In my PhD, I will focus on protein signaling in the nucleus.

Anja Ehrmann

Supervisor: Morten Nørholm, CFB
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2018
AnjaEhrmann

Research Interests:

My research interest is driven by the idea to replace the fossil fuel industry with bio-based production processes. To contribute to that goal, I want to develop the next generation of Synthetic Biology tools to speed up cell factory design and metabolic engineering.

Bettina Lengger

Supervisor: Michael Krogh Jensen, CFB
Home Country: Austria
Year: 2018
BettinaLengger

Research Interests:

Yeast is an important platform biocatalyst for the production of high-value chemicals. I am interested in the development of novel synthetic biology tools for high-throughput screens of pharmaceutical-producing strains. Data collected from such screens will be used to train machine learning algorithms with the aim to predictably engineer both biosynthetic pathways of pharmaceuticals and their molecular targets.

Ivan Kulik

Supervisor: Henrik Semb, DanStem
Home Country: Belarus
Year: 2018
IvanKulik

Research Interests:

I am keen on suggesting clear mechanisms of biological processes (e.g. expressed as mathematical models) and experimentally validating them. In particular, I have been studying such dynamic and seemingly spontaneous cellular processes as leaf venation and pancreatic lumen formation. The latter is a focus of my current PhD project.

Joana Maria Duro

Supervisor: Jakob Nilsson, CPR
Home Country: Portugal
Year: 2018
JoanaMariaDuro

Research Interests:

Cell division is an intricate process subject to a tight regulation by the surveillance mechanism SAC that stalls cells in metaphase until all chromosomes are properly aligned, ensuring a faithful chromosome segregation. I am interested in further understanding what regulates the acquisition of SAC activity during early embryogenesis.

Julio Liu

Supervisor: Niels Mailand, CPR
Home Country: Hong Kong
Year: 2018
JulioLiu

Research Interests:

My primary research goal is to study how cells dynamically cope with and recover from different stresses. During my undergraduate and MPhil studies, I was working on elucidating the mechanisms of DNA damaged cells bypassing G2 checkpoint. In my coming PhD years, I will extend my research scope and explore more about DNA damage response signaling involved in genome surveillance and maintenance.

Justine Turlin

Supervisor: Pablo Iván Nikel, CFB
Home Country: France
Year: 2018
JustineTurlin

Research Interests:

My research interest lies in the sustainable production of chemicals using bio-based processes. In particular, I am focusing on engineering synthetic pathways for microbial growth on alternative sustainable feedstock and methods to produce toxic compounds in the environmental soil bacteria Pseudomonas putida.

Karin Farkas

Supervisor: Elisabetta Ferretti, DanStem
Home Country: Austria
Year: 2018

Research Interests:

I am keen to learn more about the mechanisms in the early stages of embryonic development. In particular, I would like to better understand how the cell differentiation is orchestrated with regard to the temporal and spatial context and how the cell fate is determined.

Kata Križić

Supervisor: Kim Bak Jensen, DanStem
Home Country: Croatia
Year: 2018
KataKrižić

Research Interests:

I am fascinated about how organs are initially formed during development, how the tissue expands almost exponentially until it reaches homeostasis where several different signaling pathways cooperate together to strictly regulate cell proliferation, differentiation and cell death, and how the tissue is repaired upon injury. During my PhD project I will be focused on understanding the regulatory mechanisms responsible for controlling cell fate decisions at these stages, particularly during regeneration of the colonic epithelium.

Nicole Fadahunsi

Supervisor: Christoffer Clemmensen, CBMR
Home Country: UK
Year: 2018
NicoleFadahunsi

Research Interests:

I am interested in the neural circuitry underlying appetite. In particular, the interplay between ‘food-reward’ system that stimulates hedonic eating behaviours and the homeostatic system. Deciphering these circuits to understand the physiology of eating behaviour, could present novel targets for the treatment of obesity.

Petar Todorov

Supervisor: Tune H. Pers, CBMR
Home Country: USA
Year: 2018
PetarTodorov

Research Interests:

I aim to gain biological insights into the mechanisms by which the hypothalamus regulates appetite and metabolism by integrating single-cell transcriptomics datasets generated in animal models. Ultimately, my goal is to link these mechanisms to human genetics in order to translate my findings and help patients.

Sara Elizabeth Stinson

Supervisor: Torben Hansen, CBMR
Home Country: Canada
Year: 2018
SaraElizabethStinson

Research Interests:

I am interested in further elucidating the genetic causes of pediatric obesity, as well as identifying accurate biomarkers to predict future disease progression and development of associated co-morbidities such T2D and NAFLD. I am also fascinated by the interplay between gut hormones that control appetite regulation and obesity.

Ulises Hernández Guzmán

Supervisor: Jesper V. Olsen, CPR
Home Country: Mexico
Year: 2018
Ulises Hernández Guzmán

Research Interests:

Nowadays the mass spectrometry-based proteomics has become a powerful tool that enables the quantification and identification of thousands of proteins and post-translational modifications. For that reason, I have a long-standing interest in the development and application of mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategies and their application to analyze the proteome turn over and dynamic PTMs.

Viviënne Mol

Supervisor: Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2018
ViviënneMol

Research Interests:

Advancing the development and application of microbial cell factories for the production of bulk chemicals drives my curiosity. I am especially interested in research on optimizing productivity using non-model production hosts to, as a result, facilitate more industrial scale use of fermentation based production processes.

Zita Fábián

Supervisor: Julien Duxin, CPR
Home Country: Hungary
Year: 2018
ZitaFábián

Research Interests:

Ever since I started studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, I have been fascinated by the variety and complexity of biological systems. As my main interest has always lied in DNA repair, I would like to study how cytotoxic DNA lesions – known as DNA-protein crosslinks – are cleared from the genome.

Zehra Abay

Supervisor: Tune H. Pers, CBMR
Co-supervisor: Agnete Kirkeby
Home Country: Australia
Year: 2018

Research Interests:

The utilization of human pluripotent stem cell models to study and treat neurological disorders is of great interest to me. I aim to use these models to acquire in-depth knowledge on the developmental trajectories that give rise to neuronal subtype specification within different brain regions. We can then generate these cell types in vitro with high purity, and use them for disease modelling, drug screening and regenerative therapies.

Aslihan Shenol Iliyaz

Supervisor: Thue W. Schwartz, CBMR
Home Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

My primary research goal is to investigate the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which GPCRs are sensing and binding signaling metabolites and how these interactions control metabolic functions. I aim to utilize this knowledge to rationalize the design of novel drugs by combining advanced Molecular Dynamics Simulations and genetic models.

Benjamin Furtwängler

Supervisor: Bo Porse, DanStem
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

My main interest is the development and application of new mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategies and the computational analysis of proteomics and other high-throughput data. In my PhD project, I’m working on single-cell proteomics in normal and malignant hematopoiesis.

Carmen Sands

Supervisor: Morten Sommer, CFB
Home Country: Scotland
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I am primarily interested in the bioengineering of whole-cell microbial biosensors.  In particular I hope to improve and expand the ability of microbes to sense their environments, in order to facilitate the development of better, more precise microbial therapies.

Christina Schuh

Supervisor: Josh Brickman, DanStem
Home Country: Austria
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

How does a stem cell know what to become? The push in the right direction, called “priming” is known to be directly regulated on the level of enhancer activity. My main interest is grounded in understanding the molecular basis of enhancer regulation, especially how specific promoter-enhancer interactions are facilitated and how these interactions are induced by an Erk1/2 signal. This is very interesting as we know that the induction of the Erk-pathway in the early mouse embryo is important for embryonic stem cells to differentiate and to give rise to the primitive endoderm.

Francisco Tenjo Castaño

Supervisor: Guillermo Montoya, CPR
Home Country: Colombia
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I have always been curious about the ability of protein structures to display such diversity and adaptability even though their building blocks (amino acids) are the same. For instance, CRISPR-Cas systems are all based on the same principles but different classes and types have distinct architectural features. Because of this, my main interest is the structure and functional mechanisms of novel CRISPR-Cas complexes and their possible adaptation to biotechnological applications.

Heidi K. Mjøseng

Supervisor: Palle Serup, DanStem
Home Country: Scotland / Norway
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I am fascinated by cell fate decisions, how cell lineages and organs arise in a precise spatio-temporal manner during development, and also how different cell types retain their identity when surrounded by other cell types. Transcription factors and signaling pathways play a crucial role in cell fate decisions and elucidating the precise regulation of key factors required for fate choices is of importance to understand development. During my PhD I will be focusing on Notch signaling mediated fate decisions in the pancreas and investigating the precise regulation of key transcription factors in this context.

Henry Webel

Supervisor: Simon Rasmussen, CPR
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I am focused on programming, statistics and machine learning, including models from the field of Deep Learning. Coming from a Master in Statistics – covering several multivariate statistical methods, causal analysis, linear and non-linear generalized regressions, survival models, random forests, neural networks and Bayesian nets – and an industry trainee program, I am always looking for new opportunities to efficiently apply and extend machine learning models and methods for explaining their decisions. At CPR I will contribute to the field of proteomics.

Holda Anagho

Supervisor: Michael Lund Nielsen, CPR
Home Country: USA
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

Protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) are chemical modifications that regulate protein activity, localization, and interaction with other molecules. PTMs increase the functional diversity of the proteome, and understanding them is critical to the study of cell biology in health and disease. I am interested in using Mass Spectrometry to characterize and understand the function of obscure PTMs, for example, ADP ribosylation in the context of DNA damage repair.

Isidora Banjac

Supervisor: Kim Bak Jensen, DanStem
Home Country: Serbia
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I find gastrointestinal epithelium fascinating because it is constantly renewing throughout our lives with a steady, controlled pace. I would like to investigate the mechanisms that govern the cell fate decisions behind this well-established cellular hierarchy. Moreover, understanding regional differences in homeostasis maintenance between small intestine and colon might give us a clue to why they have different susceptibility towards certain diseases, like cancer.

Jessica Preston

Supervisor: Romain Barrès, CBMR
Home Country: USA
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

The genetic code plays a vital role in determining status of health or disease. However, the final expression patterning is directed, in part, by the epigenome, which can be remodeled based on lifestyle modifications such as nutrition, physical activity, and environmental exposures. In my work, I study the role of nutrition in altering epigenetic patterning, and the implications for phenotype and fitness.

Mari Tolonen

Supervisor: Jakub Sedzinski, DanStem
Home Country: Finland
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

Crucial events in development, e.g. fate decision, are not only directed by gene expression or soluble signals but also by mechanosignalling both from inside and outside the cell. I am drawn to understanding how these mechanical cues interact with other developmental guidance signals to form functional tissue from initially pluripotent cells.

Marina Agueda

Supervisor: Brice Emanuelli, CBMR
Home Country: Spain
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a thermogenic organ that has recently gained big relevance due to its potential for preventing obesity related metabolic disorders. I am particularly interested in the secreted factors released by BAT – the so called batokines – and how these cross-talk with other cells in the tissue like immune cells or neurons. Unravelling the functions of novel batokines will help to better understand how BAT regulates physiological processes and how this contributes to whole-body metabolism.

Matthias Mattanovich

Supervisor: Lars Keld Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: Austria
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding how multiple biological layers are working together to make a cell behave in a certain way in a given situation. For that I am trying to combine information found in different ‘omics data and try to see how much we can predict about the behaviour of a cell given a defined modification.

Paul Cachera

Supervisor: Nikolaus Sonnenschein, DTU
Co-supervisor: Michael Krogh Jensen, CFB
Home Country: France
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

A bio-based economy needs competitive bioprocesses. I focus on the engineering of cell factories for them to work optimally with their heterologous load and within bioprocess conditions. To do so, I want to implement the design-build-test cycle based on the predictions of computational tools and with the help of high throughput experiments.

Philip Gorter de Vries

Supervisor: Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

My research interests revolve around using the many available bioengineering tools to create microbial cell factories that can produce sustainable organic compounds. By combining experimental and computational biotechnology on a whole-organism scale, I want to contribute to the development of economically viable alternatives to present-day non-renewable industrial processes.

Sam Bradley

Supervisor: Michael Krogh Jensen, CFB
Home Country: UK
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

I am interested in machine-aided design and optimisation of microbial cell factories. In particular, the development yeast platform strains for the sustainable production of biopharmaceuticals. This involves training machine learning algorithms to make predictions that augment the rational design of proteins and metabolic networks that can process non-natural substrates.

Victorine Muse

Supervisor: Søren Brunak, CPR
Home Country: USA
Year: 2019

Research Interests:

My research interests are within bioinformatics and computational biology fields. I hope to use various computational tools to elucidate trends in Denmark’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) data.  I ultimately would like to develop algorithms capable of predicting disease onset and trajectories and/or adverse drug effects at the patient level.

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