Dr Pablo Iván Nikel

Senior Researcher / Head of the Systems Environmental Microbiology Group

Dr Pablo Iván Nikel

Senior Researcher / Head of the Systems Environmental Microbiology Group

Biography

Pablo is a Senior Researcher at DTU Biosustain and he leads the Systems Environmental Microbiology group. He received a M.Sc. in Biotechnology (2004) and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (2009) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During graduate school, his research focused on repurposing two-component signal transduction systems for metabolic engineering. After receiving training in 13C-based technologies for quantitative physiology in USA (Rice University, supported by ASM), Pablo moved to Europe in 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow in Prof. de Lorenzo’s laboratory in Madrid, funded by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) of the European Commission. During this post-doctoral training, he came across the fascinating world of environmental bacteria, particularly Pseudomonas putida. Inspired by the virtually countless
bioengineering possibilities offered by this bacterium, he is now leading the Systems Environmental Microbiology Group at DTU Biosustain to rewrite P. putida’s core biochemistry, implementing synthetic metabolism for novel compounds with a focus on new-to-nature chemicals. The ultimate ambition of this research programme is to expand the boundaries of microbial biochemistry—thereby accessing compounds that are exclusively produced via traditional chemistry nowadays.

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Synthetic Biology for Expanding the Chemical Landscape of Living Cells

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