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 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.
Mads Albertsen, PhD.
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.
Søren M. Karst, PhD.
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.
Morten Dueholm, PhD.
Jakob Brandt, MsC.
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.
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.
Martin Hjorth Andersen, MsC.
During his Master, Martin studied microbial communities in anaerobic digesters and performance data using multivariate data analysis.
Expertise: Anaerobic digesters and microbial community analysis.