People

The people behind the science

About DNASense

DNASense is located in Aalborg in Denmark and was founded by four researchers from Aalborg University. We have been using next generation sequencing for studying microbiology in environmental and clinical settings since 2010, and have been front-runners in application of 16S profiling and metagenomics. We are used to work at the interface between academia and industry, which puts us in a unique position to provide cutting edge techniques while at the same time maintaining focus on application and value in an applied context.

Meet our team

Per Halkjær Nielsen, Prof.

Per Halkjær Nielsen, Prof.

Partner

Per is professor and head of Center for Microbial Communities at Aalborg University, and has more than 25 years of experience with research in environmental biotechnology and wastewater treatment, with more than 250 published peer reviewed papers.

Expertise: Microbial ecology, wastewater engineering and environmental biotechnology.

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Mads Albertsen, PhD.

Mads Albertsen, PhD.

CEO

Mads' research focus is microbial bioinformatics, and he is considered one of the top experts in microbial metagenomics in the world, with several highly cited papers in Nature and Science.


Expertise: Bioinformatics, statistics, data visualisation and R package development.

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Søren M. Karst, PhD.

Søren M. Karst, PhD.

Partner

Søren is an expert on Illumina short-read sequencing technology and its application to microbial ecology. His research focus is to explore the strengths and weaknesses of current sequencing based approaches in microbial ecology and to develop novel sequencing strategies.

Expertise: Illumina sequencing, molecular labwork and bioinformatics.

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Rasmus H. Kirkegaard, PhD.

Rasmus H. Kirkegaard, PhD.

Partner

Rasmus’ research focus is discovery of novel genomes from complex systems and application of long read sequencing technologies.

Expertise: Anaerobic digestion, nanopore long-read sequencing and bioinformatics.

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Morten Dueholm, PhD.

Morten Dueholm, PhD.

Senior consultant

Morten is an expert on microbial amyloid protein chemistry and has extensive experience with the study of microbial function using multi-disciplinary omics strategies.

Expertise: Amyloid protein chemistry, genome editing, qPCR and omics.

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Jakob Brandt, MsC.

Jakob Brandt, MsC.

Junior consultant

During his Master, Jakob studied microbial communities in drinking water, where he focused on DNA extraction biases and detection limits of 16S amplicon profiling.

Expertise: Drinking water systems and microbial community analysis.

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Susan Hove Hansen, PhD.

Susan Hove Hansen, PhD.

Staff scientist

During her PhD, Susan studied complex molecular interactions in mixed systems.

Expertise: Microbial community analysis and proteomics.

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Henrik Kjeldal, PhD.

Henrik Kjeldal, PhD.

Senior consultant

During his PhD, Henrik studied microbial foodwebs in complex systems using metaproteomics and stable isotope profiling.

Expertise: Proteomics and DNA-SIP.


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Mie Bech Lukassen, PhD.

Mie Bech Lukassen, PhD.

Research and development specialist

During her PhD, Mie studied microbial communities and their interactions in aquacultures.

Expertise: Microbial community analysis and DNA sequencing.

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Martin Hjorth Andersen, MsC.

Martin Hjorth Andersen, MsC.

Junior consultant

During his Master, Martin studied microbial communities in anaerobic digesters and performance data using multivariate data analysis.

Expertise: Anaerobic digesters and microbial community analysis.

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Mads Søndergaard, PhD.

Mads Søndergaard, PhD.

Senior consultant

Mads is an expert on molecular biology and has extensive experience with advanced molecular assay development.

Expertise: Molecular biology, robotics and assay development.

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Rasmus Wollenberg, PhD.

Rasmus Wollenberg, PhD.

Research and development specialist

During his PhD, Rasmus studied fungal genomics using nanopore sequencing.

Expertise: Fungal genomics and nanopore sequencing.

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Wagma Saei, MsC.

Wagma Saei, MsC.

Staff scientist

During her Master, Wagma studied molecular biology and fungal genetics.

Expertise: Fungal microbiology and molecular biotechnology.

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Kasper Skytte Andersen, MsC.

Kasper Skytte Andersen, MsC.

Software developer

During his Master, Kasper developed advanced software for analysing 16S rRNA gene amplicon profiling data.

Expertise: Software development and data analysis.

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Line K. Pedersen, BsC. student

Line K. Pedersen, BsC. student

Student helper

Line is assisting in various tasks such as registering and processing samples.

Expertise: Sample registration and QC.

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Thomas B. N. Jensen, MsC. student

Thomas B. N. Jensen, MsC. student

Student helper

Thomas is assisting in the process of developing and running lab scale reactors.

Expertise: Reactor construction and maintenance.

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