Thomas Schäfer, Ph.D.

Sr. Director Innovation Office and Head of Microbial Biotechnology, Novozymes A/S, Denmark

Dr. Schaefer has held a number of positions with Novozymes since 2004 including Director “Microbial Discovery and Bioinformatics”, Sr. Direction New Business Development and Business Creation, Sr. Director BioBusiness and Global Business and Strategic Lead for “renewable chemicals” platform. Prior to joining Novozymes, he spent three years at Novo Nordisk A/S as a research scientist and department head. He holds a diploma in Microbiology from Universtät Marburg, Germany and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Freie Universtät Berlin, Germany. Thomas has 8 patents and numerous published articles.