Dr. rer. nat. Seena Koyadan, joined the nova-Institute in January 2018, working in the Dissemination and Communication department. With her background knowledge in scientific research, Seena is part of the nova-Institute in the area of communication and project management for the European Union projects.
Tasks at nova-Institute
She drives various European projects such as CHASSY, AFTERLIFE and ReSolve for their B2B dissemination and exploitation activities. For example, the CHASSY project aims to construct and optimise versatile chassis yeast strains for the production of valuable lipid and aromatic compounds. In ReSolve, the project is set to demonstrate production of novel alternatives to replace the hazardous conventional solvents to create an additional pipeline of bio-based solvents. Other than driving EU projects, Seena is actively involved in supporting nova’s conferences, scientific communication and marketing.
Background and expertise
Seena did bachelors in Chemistry and Masters in Biochemistry from India. Before she moved to Germany in 2005 for her PhD, she worked as a research fellow at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR). She received her PhD in biology from Saarland University in 2009. In her PhD, she focussed on the photo dynamics of fluorescent proteins in combination with microscopy and single molecule detection methods. After finishing her PhD, she worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bonn and University of Freiburg. Before joining the nova team, she worked as a staff scientist at the RWTH University hospital at the microscopy facility for 4 years working in various scientific projects. Moreover, she is a certified project manager and quality manager. She has co-authored publications, research proposals, articles and books during her research career.
Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2018-07-31.