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Committee on Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology

This committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s granting decision for the support of project grants, postdoctoral fellowships and research leader grants for research within industrial biotechnology and environmental biotechnology.

The Novo Nordic Foundation Board has established an annual grant budget of DKK 92.25 million (€12.4 million), allocated between project grants (DKK 30 million), postdoctoral fellowships (DKK 20 million) and research leader grants (DKK 40 million), within this research field. Project grants, postdoctoral fellowships and research leader grants are awarded once annually following separate calls for applications.

The Committee on Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology was established in 2020 and has six-seven members, consisting of a Chair and five-six other members. The Board of the Foundation selects the members in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The current members of the Committee are listed below.

Uwe Bornscheuer


Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology & Enzyme Catalysism, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald, Germany
Member since 2021

Paola Branduardi


Professor, PhD, Chemistry of Fermentation and Industrial Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Member since 2023

Magali Remaud-Simeon


Professor, Enzyme molecular engineering and catalysis, INSA Toulouse, France
Member since 2022

Per Halkjær Nielsen


Professor and center leader, PhD, Department of Chemsitry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Member since 2020

Markus Linder


Professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Aalto University, Finland
Member since 2021

Svein Jarle Horn


Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Member since 2024

Wolfgang Wiechert


Professor, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Germany
Member since 2022