“I’m the black sheep of the family, in a good way,” notes Ane with a big smile. “My parents and my older sister are schoolteachers teaching completely different subjects, but I have always been fascinated by nature and how all life is deeply dependent upon microorganisms that we can’t even see. I developed this urge to understand complex matters down to the smallest component and be able to explain it to others too, and I can tell that this passion has rubbed off on my 8-year-old niece. I’m very much aware of being a role model figure, and I feel lucky that I have been allowed to influence her in a scientific direction,” Ane says.
Getting to the bottom of things
Together with her colleagues in the Molecular Assays department, Ane works with scientific analyses to support Chr. Hansen’s production facilities, Quality Control functions and not least customers, using highly advanced DNA based technology and equipment.
“I am very proud of the support we provide as experts in development and application of our molecular toolbox. We have had above 500 requests last year, and we have solved complicated cases, developed and provided consultancy to meet their demands,” explains Ane, who is driven by understanding a problem to the core and sharing her findings in an easy-to-understand manner.
“I value my job as a contributor to the business through my scientific support to key functions and customers. It fuels my passion to get to the bottom of things and make it accessible to others through communication. Science should be for all, and everybody should be able to understand the underlying processes!” states Ane.