For those who are able and willing to take on even more than their already demanding studies, DTU and the department offer a number of other opportunities for students to test themselves and their abilities in things like leadership, innovation and communication. Many take up one of these options, a few try more than one, and Hans Jasper Genee and Andreas Holst Laustsen, who are now on their way into research careers and among the driving forces behind a novel biotech idea, have tackled almost all of them.
Genome data is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against infectious diseases, because it provides the basis for developing things like vaccines. In the next few years, the volume of this sort of data is set to explode as sequencing gets cheaper. But if all this data is to be used for research, disease prevention and medicine, there is a need for new bioinformatic tools. These will be supplied by DTU.