Irina Borodina | AIChE

Irina Borodina

Professor, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark
CSO, BioPhero ApS

Irina Borodina is Professor in Yeast Metabolic Engineering 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 65 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited over 3,600 times, she is co-inventor of 13 patent families. She is also co-founder and CSO of a biotech start-up 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.

https://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/Research/Research-Groups/Yeast-Metabolic-Engineering