Gudmund Skjak-Braek, Ph.D.
University of Trondheim
“I joined the Chicago project due to the high scientific quality of the participating groups.”
Dr. Gudmund Skjåk-Bræk is a Professor in biochemistry at the Department of Biotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He served as the Director of the Norwegian Biopolymer Laboratory and as the Chairman of the Foundation for Biopolymers. He is the current leader of the NMR laboratory and is a member of the faculty of Science and Technology. He is also the Director of the Board of AlgiPharma A/S. He is also a member of the Royal Norwegian Academy for Sciences and Humanities and the Norwegian Academy of Technical Science. His research focuses on the biosynthesis of polysaccharides, the function and relationships in biopolymers, NMR-spectroscopy and polymer statistics, tissue engineering, gel technology and immobilization of cells, immunology, biocompatible materials, microcapsules and cell therapy for the treatment of diabetes and cancer.