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Three Scientific Directors from CFB where highly cited in 2015

Monday 07 Mar 16

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The highly regarded information company Thomson Reuters has selected three Scientific Directors from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) as some of the highest cited in 2015.

Scientific Directors Bernhard Palsson, Jay D. Keasling and Jens Nielsen where represented at Thomson Reuters highly cited-list 2015 in the category Biology and Biochemistry.  

Bernhard Palsson is the Center’s CEO and Scientific Director for the section "Network Reconstruction in silico Biology and the Genome Scale CHO-in silico models".  

"Our representation on the list shows that our work has a great impact on the scientific community"
Bo Skjold Larsen, Chief operating officer at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB)

Bernhard Palsson is also working as Principal Investigator of the Systems Biology Research Group in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed research articles.

He and his team use experimental and computational models to study cellular life in order to build vast databases of biological information.

A team effort ​

More than 3100 researchers from all over the world and in all disciplines have been selected based on their citations.

“Our representation on the list shows that our work has a great impact on the scientific community,” says Bo Skjold Larsen, Chief operating officer at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB).

Professor Jens Nielsen, Scientific Director for the Yeast Cell Factory section, is also one of the highly cited researcher in 2015:

“It is a great honor to be on this list and is a reflection of the excellent work performed by my team engaged with CFB,” he says.  

Jens Nielsen is trying to describe and change the metabolism in microorganisms in order to get them to produce chemicals in a cost-efficient manner. The method can be used as an alternative to oil in the chemical industry.

Jay D. Keasling is the Scientific Director for the section “Yeast Synthetic Biology” at CFB and is also CEO of the Joint Bioenergy Institute – a U.S. Department of Energy research center dedicated to developing advanced biofuels.

See the report “the world’s most influential scientific minds 2015” from Thomson Reuters here.  

Further reading

Cell factory pioneer receives Novozymes Prize.