Markus Herrgard is Professor and Director of Data Science and Automation at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark. In this role he performs data science research related to development of sustainability-related biotechnological solution. He is also responsible for driving the development of data engineering and science infrastructure at the Center. Prior to his current position, Prof. Herrgard was responsible for translational research related to developing microbial chemical production processes at the Center. Prof. Herrgard has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience in data science applied to biotechnology including positions at the University of California, San Diego and Synthetic Genomics, Inc.