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iNANO Professor joins the board of the Carlsberg Foundation

Professor Daniel Otzen has been appointed to the board of the Carlsberg Foundation. This prestigious role is a recognition of Professor Otzen's exceptional contributions to the field of nanoscience and his dedication to advancing scientific research.

Professor Otzen's appointment to the Carlsberg Foundation board is a significant achievement for both Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Aarhus University. 

He was elected by the members of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters at a meeting on 16 May 2024. His role on the board will enhance the visibility and influence of our institution in the broader scientific community. It underscores the high caliber of research conducted at iNANO and reinforces our position as a leading center for nanoscience research and education.

Daniel Otzen has been Professor of nanobiotechnology at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) at Aarhus University since 2007. He holds an MSc in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from Aarhus University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Professor Otzen expressed his excitement in the press release by the Carlsberg Foundation about the appointment:

"I am very pleased and honored to be elected to the board of the Carlsberg Foundation. The Carlsberg Foundation is Denmark’s oldest commercial foundation with a unique role in Danish research and cultural life. By virtue of its history and its structure, the foundation is unmistakably Danish, but at the same time it has great international impact and in many ways acts as a global role model. Becoming a member of the foundation’s board is both a privilege and an obligation, which requires great dedication and commitment. I am very much looking forward to contributing to the foundation’s work," says Daniel Otzen, who has been a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters since 2010.

We congratulate Professor Daniel Otzen on this well-deserved appointment, which reflects his ongoing dedication to excellence in research and education at iNANO.

For more details, please read the official announcement on the Carlsberg Foundation's website.


Professor Daniel Otzen
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) & Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Phone: +4520725238
Mail: dao@inano.au.dk