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Jens Nielsen's research covered in GP (Göteborgs-Posten)

Leif Väremo’s thesis entitled “Systems Biology of Type 2 Diabetes in Skeletal Muscle” was selected as the best preclinical thesis by the Swedish Diabetes Association.

Jens Nielsen was appointed Honorary Professor at East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Jens Nielsen was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

Through sequencing 10 penicillia genome SysBio identified a large number of new secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters were identified. The study was published in Nature Microbiology and featured in Cosmos Magazine.

Paper published in Nature Chemical Biology about engineering the yeast fatty acid synthase for production of short chain fatty acids by yeast was covered by more than 30 newspapers around the world

Youngjin Zhou was given a young scholar award at the International Conference on Metabolic Science, Shanghai, based on his excellent oral presentation


SysBio poster presented by former post doc Guodong Liu wins award at the 13th International Symposium on Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms in Wuhan, China


Jens Nielsen talks about microbiota for STAT, a Boston Globe Media magazine.


Nielsen and Keasling review in Cell

Jens Nielsen about mentorship in journal Cell

Jens Nielsen receives the Novozymes Prize 2016

Thompson Reuters lists Jens Nielsen among all disciplines as "highly cited researcher in 2015"


Dina Petranovic organizes visit of departmental researchers to Innovatum centre

Jens Nielsen receives the Zhang Dayu Lectureship from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

The Systems and Synthetic Biology group will be partner in the new Wallenberg Center for Protein Research.

Jens Nielsen receives the Elmer Gaden Award 2016.


Study on modeling the human gut microbiome published in Cell Metabolism covered in Swedish Radio

Recent study on gut microbiome has been covered by 97 journals around the world, including Allure


Stefan Hohmann recruited as professor in SYSBIO, and as Head of department

Jens Nielsen publish perspective on yeast cell factories in Science

Dina and Jens present at Soup and Science

Dina Petranovic will host Valter Longo as the Jubilee Professor in 2016

Jay Keasling receives the honorary doctorate from Chalmers


Dina Petranovic organizes an Amazing Week at Chalmers

Jens Nielsen and Adil Mardinoglu co-authors of the Science paper on the Human Protein Atlas

Jens Nielsen has been appointed Head of Department

Engineering is amazing! Click here to see the video that won the grand prize for celebrating 50 years of the NAE

Jens Nielsen has been appointed Honorary Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) in China

Open position for Computer Scientist. Read more

Paper on thermotolerant yeast by the Nielsen group published in Science

Overview of the media coverage. Read more


Jens Nielsen has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

QuantFung announcement of ER4 posititon

Verena Siewers received a stipend from Konung Carl XVI Gustafs 50-årsfond för vetenskap, teknik och miljö.

The article from Petranovic Lab “Management of the ER Stress by Activation of the Heat Shock Response in Yeast” has been selected as Editor’s Choice for May in FEMS Yeast Research.

A paper from Nielsen Lab published in Molecular Systems Biology, about genome-scale modeling of liver metabolism in NASH is featured in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

A paper from Nielsen Lab published in PNAS shows that genome-scale metabolic modeling of kidney cancer can demonstrate unique metabolism of this cancer. Also featured in Kemivärlden Biotech.

A paper from Nielsen Lab published in Molecular Systems Biology shows the first example of how personalized modeling of cancer can be used to design personalized medicines.

A commentary on "Engineering synergy in biotechnology" by Nielsen J. et al. published in Nature Chemical Biology

Dina Petranovic has become a scientific advisor for Universeum

11 PhD positions in yeast biotechnology available. Read more

Dina Petranovic was awarded the Chalmers teaching prize 2013. Read more (Swedish; also in English)

Nielsen's work on biodiesel production by yeast is featured in Swedish TV Read more

Yun Chen has received a grant from ÅForsk for his research on production of advanced biofuels by yeast

Christoph Knuf won the Best Student Poster Award at the conference PYFF5

Khoomrung et al's newly published method for lipid analysis is featured in Separation Now. Read more

The Nielsen group published a paper in Nature about diagnostic of type 2 diabetes using gut metagenomics. Read more
(Danish, Swedish SVT, Chalmers press release: Eng, Swe)

Jens Nielsen is one of the winners of the 2012 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science. Read more

The Nielsen group in collaboration with F. Bäckhed published this week a study on gut microbiota that was publicized in ScienceNews. Read more

Interview with Jens Nielsen, Wallenberg Scholar 2010. Read more

Jens Nielsen lectured at the IVA symposium in the Castle in Stockholm. Read more

From Genotype to Phenotype in a BBC Column. Read more


Dina Petranovic has been appointed CEO Global of Molecular Frontiers, an international organization under the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that promotes understanding and appreciation of molecular sciences. Read more

Jens Nielsen among the top-cited researchers in the field of mycology in Europe. Read more

In connection with foundation of the International Metabolic Engineering Society Jens Nielsen has been appointed President of the society.

Antonio Roldao has received a grant from ÅForsk for studying butanol resistance in yeast.

Anastasia Krivoruchko has received a grant from ÅForsk for metabolic engineering of yeast for 1-butanol production.

Jens Nielsen lectures at the Molecular Frontiers Symposium in Singapore as a scientific super hero. Read more

Jens Nielsen has been given the Charles D. Scott Award 2012 for his work on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Read more

Jens Nielsen has been elected into the American Academy of Microbiology. Read more

Cover for Biotechnology Journal drafted by PhD student Payam Ghiaci was elected the best cover of 2011. Read more

Jens Nielsen has been elected member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg. Read more

FORMAS has granted 25 MSEK for establishing Center for Metabolic Engineering as a collaboration between the Systems and Synthetic Biology Group and the research group of Prof. Mathias Uhlen at KTH

Jens Nielsen receives the largest grant in 2011 from the Swedish research council Vetenskapsrådet. Read more

Prof. Nielsen has been elected as new delegate from Sweden for the International Commission of Yeast

Luis Caspeta was given the Poster Award at the COBRA conference held in Iceland late June. The poster presented work by several group members on reconstruction of novel genome-scale metabolic models for two Pichia species.

Yun Chen was given an outstanding award for Young Scientist and Student for his poster presented at the Asian Congress on Biotechnology held in Shanghai, China

Jens Nielsen is 2011 Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award Winner. Read more

PhD student Jie Zhang has received the prestigious "2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Chinese Students Study Abroad". The award is given by the China Scholarship Council to PhD students that have performed outstanding.

A key paper from the Yeast Systems Biology Network (coordinated by Jens Nielsen) is published in Nature Communications. Read more

The Systems and Synthetic Biology Group at Chalmers will be a key participant in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability. The centre will be granted 700 million DKK from the foundation and will be established at DTU with satellites at Chalmers and KTH. Read more

Jens Nielsen has been elected as member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Jens Nielsen has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Read more

Jens Nielsen has become member of the World Council on Industrial Biotechnology. Read more

In a mouse study the Nielsen lab demonstrates how systems biology can be used to map molecular effects of the diet in different tissues. Read more

The Nielsen lab is featured in Ny Teknik due to a new invention on production of biodiesels in yeast. Read more

Research about systems biology and industrial production of perfurmes using yeast as a cell factory from the Nielsen lab is featured in the National Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Read more

Fredrik Karlsson has been awarded the John Eriksson Medal for being the best student in the Biotech MSc program at Chalmers

Jens Nielsen has been elected as member to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Read more

Jens Nielsen has been elected to the US National Academy of Engineering:
US National Academy of Engineering Read more
Chalmers Press release Read more

Jens Nielsen has been appointed as director for the Area of Advance in Life Science. Read more

Jens Nielsen has received a research grant of €2.5 million from the European Research Council, ERC. Read more



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