Jens Nielsen, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2011

Polyamine and Polyamine Analogue Biosynthesis May Help Treat and Prevent Age-Related Diseases

Via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | June 21, 2021

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 Nielsen in National Academy of Sciences

Via Chalmers University of Technology | May 2, 2019

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.