The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Jens Nielsen, PhD, drtechn, drmedhc, CEO, BioInnovation Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; professor, department of life science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. For developing a systems biology approach for studying human metabolism with the objective to identify novel biomarkers and drug targets for metabolic diseases like type-2-diabetes, liver diseases and cancer. Several of his findings have been translated for use in the clinic for improved diagnosis… Continue reading.
As the Earth’s population grows and people are expected to live longer in the future, better and more reliable therapies to treat human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases are crucial.
To cope with the challenge of ensuring healthy aging, a group of international scientists investigated the potential of biosynthesizing several polyamines and polyamines analogues with already known functionalities in treating and preventing age-related diseases. They published their study (“Engineering yeast metabolism for the discovery and production of polyamines and polyamine analogues”) in Nature Catalysis… Continue reading.
Jens has been elected into the National Academy of Science in the USA. US-NAS is one of the most prestigious academies in the world, and this is a very special recognition reserved only for the very best among scientists. This is a recognition of Jens’ life-long track record of top scientific achievements and pioneering contributions, many of which took place here at Chalmers SysBio. We are therefore all very proud of Jens and extend to him our warmest congratulations.