Irina Borodina is Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She is also co-founder and CEO of BioPhero ApS. Her research focuses on advancing the methodologies for metabolic engineering of cell factories for the sustainable production of bulk and high-value chemicals. She received PhD degree in Biotechnology from DTU. She has authored 37 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited over 1,600 times, and she is co-inventor of 9 patent applications.