Katrine Lund Andersen

Helix Lab Fellow, Class of Spring 2023

What was your motivation for becoming a Helix Lab Fellow?

In an effort to put my degree to good use, I am determined to contribute to a future with efficient and sustainable bioindustry. The Kalundborg Symbiosis is a prime example of how partnerships between public and private companies can drive real change. With a circular approach to production, one man's trash truly becomes another man's treasure. It is a win-win - for the local community, for the bottom line and for the environment. The answer was therefore self-evident, when I was presented with the opportunity to be a part of that. My project specifically focuses on integration of analytical technology and real-time process data for control applications allowing me to live out my passion for process monitoring and optimization in an industry setting.

What is the most exciting part of being a Helix Lab Fellow?

Helix Lab serves as meeting point between academia and industry and can open important doors for you. When carrying out larger projects, it is paramount to have access to such a strong knowledge center and resourceful support system. As a fellow you also participate in a highly relevant and enlightening program full of company visits, workshops and social activities.

In Kalundborg you are close to the industry. You see the pipes, not PowerPoint slides about them. It is deeply motivating to meet the people on the floor and have discussions about specific real-life challenges. A Helix Lab Fellowship furthermore gives you a community of master thesis students you can discuss with and learn from - and plenty of communal cooking and board games at the kollegium.

What perspectives do you see for your future after being a Helix Lab Fellow?

I will utilize my many new insights and expanded network to keep developing my professional skills while actively acknowledging academic collaboration and symbiotic thinking as key drivers for sustainable, green growth in the bioindustry.