Michael Krogh Jensen

Senior Researcher

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability


The Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section focuses on accelerating rational strain building and current labor-intensive trial and error engineering. Furthermore, the section focuses on providing more tools for high-throughput screening of cell factories.

In order to accelerate rational strain building, the section designs, assembles and characterises synthetic regulatory DNA parts. The section also develops targeted multiplex genome editing tools for one-step biological transformation of cell factories.

To speed-up the selection of the best-performing cell factories, the section also develops biosensors for both small-molecule production and optimal precursor supplies required for bio-based chemical production.

All projects are aimed towards global industrial needs within design, build and screening of new yeast cell factories.

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