Helix Lab Fellows, Class of Spring 2022

The first group of Helix Lab Fellows joined Helix Lab in January 2022. The Helix Lab Fellows have done their MSc thesis projects in collaboration with the Kalundborg industry and stayed at Kalundborg Kollegium while doing their project work. After they finished their thesis projects, seven got jobs in the Kalundborg industry in permanent positions.
Alonso Malacara Becerra

Alonso Malacara Becerra

 

Job: Engineer at NNE A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Kalundborg

Motivation: I want to come up with engineering solutions for the pharma industry, and also to have the chance to get to know the process from the ground up. Moreover, this is a great learning opportunity because I will get to work on different projects.

Background: MSc in biotechnology from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) & Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "A plant-wide analysis of an industrial flocculation process in biomanufacturing" in collaboration with Novozymes A/S

 

Alvaro Pascual

 

Job: Engineer at NNE A/S (Virum)

Place of residence: Copenhagen

Motivation: What is your motivation for seeking this position? The opportunity of working in a renowned company such as NNE is a great chance to develop my skills, and the versatility of the projects that they work with will allow me to experience different fields of knowledge and learn from talented colleagues in industry.

Background: MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Process models, simulations, and optimizations on Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) recovery" in collaboration with Chr. Hansen A/S

Alvaro Pascual
Axel William Larsen

Axel William Larsen

 

Job: Associate Process Scientist at Novo Nordisk A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Kalundborg

Motivation: A job description containing responsibilities and tasks that both cater to my interests and academic qualifications, in a reputable company with a good starting wage.

Background: MSc in Chemistry from Aalborg University (AAU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Sustainable Water Effluent Reuse from Solvent recovery" in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S

Daniel Lopez

 

Job: Research Assistant at Aalborg University Esbjerg

Place of residence: Esbjerg

Motivation: I am very interested in working within the scope of Power to X due to the increasing importance of the energy situation. I am part of a Radical Innovation Sprint project involving hydrogen production. I think this is a great way to get initiated in the topic and expand my knowledge about the different technologies.

Background: MSc in Bioengineering from Aalborg University (AAU Esbjerg)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Design of in-line measuring system for the API purification process" in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S

Daniel Lopez
Emil Madsen

Emil Madsen

 

Job: Manufacturing Process Engineer, as a part of the Manufacturing Talent Program at Novo Nordisk A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Kalundborg

Motivation: The opportunity to go through three job rotations in two years to get a broad understanding and knowledge of the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients from different perspectives.

Background: MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Real-time IoT Fermentation Sensors" in collaboration with Novozymes A/S

HongJian Shi

 

Job: Chemist at Novo Nordisk A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Kalundborg

Motivation: I applied for this position at Novo Nordisk, due to my passion for chemistry, chemical analysis, and the idea to be part of something that helps others. I choose to apply for the QC department, due to I feel passionate about taking responsibility to ensure that the manufactured products are of top quality before it reaches consumers. The company ethics is also a good match for who I am, and to whom I want to dedicate myself.

Background: MSc in Chemistry from Aalborg University (AAU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Sustainable Water Effluent Reuse from Solvent recovery" in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S

HongJian Shi
Jacob Lund Jensen

Jacob Lund Jensen

 

Job: Associate Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Kalundborg

Motivation: Always wanted to be in medicine production and when this opportunity came to me, I had to say yes. Always wanted to join Novo Nordisk – I have heard some many good things about the company, the way they work and how the contribute to combat diabetes for all suffering around the world. It has been a childhood dream of mine to join Novo Nordisk.

Background: MSc in Biotechnology from Aalborg University (AAU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Valorization of microbial protein by proteomics and bioinformatics-assisted targeted hydrolysis" in collaboration with Unibio A/S

Jesper Skovmark

 

Job: Biologist at Aliga Microalgae  (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Aalborg

Motivation: My Master's thesis was in colaboration with Unibio who makes protein with an alternative source (bacteria) by fermentation. Aliga is located near my home and do also utilize fermentation to make an alternative protein source but with microalgae. It is a small company and beeing part of its growth and development seems very interesting!

Background: MSc in Biotechnology from Aalborg University (AAU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Valorization of microbial protein by proteomics and bioinformatics-assisted targeted hydrolysis" in collaboration with Unibio A/S

Jesper Skovmark
Karl-Kristian Kaether

Karl-Kristian Kaether

 

Job: Ph.D. student at Leipzig Unversity (Germany)

Place of residence: Leipzig

Motivation: Curiosity

Background: MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Open Source SCADA and DCS Edge/Cloud" in collaboration with Novozymes A/S

Katrine Esmann Pedersen

 

Job: Associate Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Odense

Motivation: I have always wanted to work close to the production and in large scale. This, together with my great interest for purification processes made this job attractive to me.

Background: MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Characterization of the crystallization step in the API recovery process" in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S

Katrine Esmann Pedersen
Milad Javadi

Milad Javadi

 

Job: Associate Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk A/S (Kalundborg)

Place of residence: Odense

Motivation: It’s a nice opportunity to use my skills as a process engineer and broaden my knowledge in production area

Background: MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Helix Lab Fellowship Project, Spring 2022: "Investigation of sustainable sludge re-use from API fermentation" in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S