Enthusiast of microbial metabolic engineering and synthetic biology and excited to work at the front of a dawning biotechnological era.
In spite of his conspicuous don’t-mess-up-with-the-SEM-group appearance, Nico is a rather gentle German who will only bite off people who steal his pipettes (that he uses both for experiments and biceps training).
He is a fitness-freak, which in practical terms means that you could find him in the campus gym while not taming P. putida to obey his every whim.
As a coffee-addict, he instigated the idea of having our very own coffee machine in the office (the consequences of which, e.g. an increase in people’s productivity, are to be seen in the next few months).
Nico started his position at the SEM group on his 27th birthday, a circumstance that was celebrated by sharing a non-sugar, low-fat cheesecake that was actually edible.
In a moment of innocent gullibility, he volunteered to replenish the stocks of competent E. coli cells for the laboratory whenever they are about to dwindle. This enabled him to earn the title of ‘Master of Competence’ that he brags about in front of his gym mates.
Nico somehow mastered the air conditioning system in the office and he is summoned every time that an adjustment is needed so no one has to melt during Danish summers.
Nico is interested in self-knowledge and philosophy, and he is eager to eventually become the best dad in the world.