Helix Lab Fellows, Class of Fall 2023

The Helix Lab Fellows, Fall 2023, came from four different universities (Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University and Aarhus University ) and were collaborating with five companies (Novo Nordisk A/S, Novozymes A/S, NNE A/S, Unibio A/S, Kalundborg Refinery).

You can read more about their collaboration and motivation for becoming Helix Lab Fellows down below.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Helix Lab Program, you can read more here.

Fellows, Fall 2023

Ingrid Ann Østvold

Job: Process Engineer in M3 Fermentation at Novo Nordisk A/S

Background: MSc in Engineering, Chemistry and Biotechnology from Aarhus University (AU)

Motivation: I find it incredibly exciting how biological processes can be utilized to create valuable and useful products such as medicines, and make a global impact. Novo Nordisk is an exciting company that produces life-saving medicines for a significant portion of the world's population through large-scale bioproduction, and goes to great lengths to achieve a positive impact in the world, both in terms of public health and the environment. I find that important, and I can easily align myself with the company's values. The expansion of the company leads to a fantastic opportunity to follow the planning and development of the new facilities in M3, and I am so motivated to use mye knowledge to contribute to the project, meet many skilled professionals, see the new production come to life, and continue to follow the production further into the future.

Helix Lab Project, Fall 2023: "Techno-economic analysis of coupling single-cell protein production with power-to-methane technology" in collaboration with Unibio


Phi Christensen

Job: Still studying at Helix Lab untill March 2024

Background: MSc in Food Science and Technology from University of Copenhagen (KU)

Helix Lab Project, Fall 2023: "Use of image analysis in flocculation optimization" in collaboration with Novozymes A/S

Rasmus Gundersen

Job: Associate Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk A/S

Background: MSc in Engineering, Chemistry and Biotechnology from Aarhus University (AU)

Motivation: The role was an ideal entry-level position, where they seeked and engineer with a passion for utilizing production data to enhance efficiency. Given my interest and desire to improve in this area, it seemed like the perfect first job for me.

Helix Lab Project, Fall 2023: "Insulin purification enzymatic synthesis: Investigation of reaction kinetics" in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S