Hi, I am Daniel! I am a post-doc in the SEM group working on expanding the synthetic biology toolbox for environmental bacteria and programming biofilm formation and dispersal in Pseudomonas putida for whole-cell biocatalysis.
Daniel’s love for microorganisms also encompasses eukaryotic cells: he occasionally betrays P. putida by using yeast for the oldest biotechnological application of microbes (alcoholic fermentation!). He recently unleashed his South Germany cultural heritage by baking bretzles for the whole group (cheating on P. putida with yeast once again).
He is an enthusiastic bike rider and repairer. Dany is locally known for his unique abilities to single-handedly carry IKEA furniture around Copenhagen in his bike.
He has a weakness for coffee and cake, which he often brings to our lab to share with the other SEMsters.
Dany won our Best bacterial streaks on a plate contest once. The absence of a proper evaluation committee (Pablo suspects that he bribed the people who voted for the best streak) makes his success dubious.