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Systems Analysis of Human Metabolism for Identification of Drug Targets and Biomarkers

September 14, 14:00 - 15:00
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Air&Fire, SciLifeLab Stockholm
Tomtebodavägen 23 A
Solna, Sweden
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Systems Analysis of Human Metabolism for Identification of Drug Targets and Biomarkers

Hybrid Hybrid Event

September 14, 2022 @ 14:00 15:00 CEST

Systems Analysis of Human Metabolism for Identification of Drug Targets and Biomarkers

Welcome to a lecture by Professor Jens Nielsen,

Bioinnovation Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jens Nielsen is MSc in Chemical Engineering and PhD (1989) in Biochemical Engineering from the Danish Technical University (DTU). Fulbright visiting professor at MIT in 1995-1996. Professor at DTU in 1998. In 2008 he was recruited as Professor to Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In 2015 he was founding Head of the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, which now encompass more than 200 people. Jens Nielsen was also a co-founder of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability that now have more than 300 people affiliated, for which he served as CSO 2013-2018. From 2019 CEO of the BioInnovation Institute in Denmark, which is a new institute financed by USD0.5B that fosters translational research and support new spin-out companies in life sciences. He has trained more than 280 scientists in his research group and published >850 publications that have been cited more than 98,000 times (current H-factor 142). Inventor of >50 patents and founder of seven biotech companies. Has received numerous awards, including the ENI Award, the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister Prize for Transportation Fuels, the Novozymes Prize, and the Gold Medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Member of 12 academies, including NAS, NAE, Chinese Academy of Engineering, EMBO and Royal Swedish Academy of Science. He will discuss the challenges of using systems medicine for advancing the development of personalized and precision medicine, and it will be illustrated how the concept of genome-scale metabolic models can be used for integrative analysis of big data with the objective of identifying novel biomarkers that are foundational for personalized and precision medicine.

This keynote lecture is part of the FEBS Advanced Course – Exploring the Human Proteome

Tomtebodavägen 23 A
Solna, Sweden
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