Markus is our CTO and responsible for BII’s technology strategy and for ensuring access to state-of-the-art technology platforms for the start-ups at BII. He’s originally from Finland but finished his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California. After finishing his degree, he joined the pioneering synthetic biology start-up, Synthetic Genomics. He now comes to BII after a position as Director of Data Science and Automation at the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark, where he has been responsible for developing core data science and automation activities of the center. Learn more about Markus and why he’s drawn to the world of start-ups, in this interview: http://bii.dk/news/bii-hires-chief-technical-officer/.