Where do you work and what is a typical day like?
I work at Aarhus University, Denmark. A typical daily life is, besides the scheduled teachings, to discuss project progress with my Ph.D. students and postdocs. I also exchange ideas on new research topics with my colleagues and attend scientific seminars of interest.
What excites you about your work? What has been your most significant project?
When my efforts are awarded with new scientific findings and shared with and recognized by international peers. Discovery of new enzymes and innovative biotechniques to solve industrial and environmental challenges and contribute to societal sustainability.
How long have you been an AOCS member, and how long have you been with the BIO Division? Have you had any other roles within AOCS?
I have been an AOCS and Biotechnology Division member since 2015. I have served as a session chair for many meetings as part of the AOCS Annual Meeting, an associate editor for the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (JAOCS), and contributed to JAOCS and INFORM magazine.
How has AOCS helped you during your career?
AOCS has helped me to build an international peer network within the lipid biotechnology area.
What do you like to do outside of work/AOCS?
I enjoy my relaxation time with my children and family.
Do you have any words of wisdom for other AOCS Biotechnology Division members?
The best policy to keep yourself everlasting young in this rapidly-changing-world is to stay with the young people, to challenge them and respond to their challenges.