The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) was established in 2011 in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a world leader in the design, construction, and testing of cell factories by developing and perfecting foundational engineering approaches for biomanufacturing. The overall vision is to turn Greater Copenhagen (and in fact, northern Europe) into an international hub for Biotechnology. Our center is collaborating with Biotechnology companies based in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe, and with the chemical industry to promote knowledge exchange and the application of the Center’s results.



Dr. Pablo Iván Nikel

Dr. Patricia Calero Valdayo

Birte Kastrup Rasmussen

Elisabeth Beck Knudsen




Building 220, Kemitorvet

2800 Kgs. Lyngby



Phone: +45 45 25 80 00


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Work Packages

Role in Sinfonia

Coordination; development of synthetic biology tools for genome engineering of P. putida,construction and testing of FluoroBricks, construction and implantation of synthetic modules for PFHA biosynthesis and DNA and metabolite repair

Key people involved and expertise

Dr. Pablo Iván Nikel (male). Senior Researcher, head of the Systems Environmental Microbiology group and Coordinator; expert in synthetic
biology and metabolic engineering strategies for whole-cell biocatalysis based on environmental bacteria, especially Pseudomonas putida, development of cell factories for the biosustainable production of new-to-Nature products.