Irina Borodina | AIChE

Irina Borodina

Group Leader, Senior Scientist, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark
CTO, BioPhero ApS

Dr. Irina Borodina is Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Her research focuses on advancing the methodologies for metabolic engineering of yeast cell factories for the sustainable production of bulk and high-value chemicals. She received a Chemical Engineering degree from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania in 2001 and a PhD degree in Biotechnology from DTU in 2007. Dr. Borodina has authored 45 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited over 2,300 times, she is co-inventor of 12 patent applications. She is also co-founder and CTO of a start-up biotech company BioPhero that produces insect pheromones for environmentally friendly pest control (www.biophero.com). She received 2016 Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering, 2019 Equinor Prize, and was selected a 2019 EU Women Innovator. 

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