Mikael is a 24-year old Dane that has been living the most of my life in the small village, Sejstrup, which is located near Esbjerg (You might know it for the ferry connection between Esbjerg and Harwich) in the western part of Denmark. He enjoys doing sports, and has especially spent a lot of time playing football although he fancies most racket-sports as well. When he was 20, he moved to Aarhus to start studying.
Mikael did his undergraduate studies in medicinal chemistry in Aarhus, where he finished after doing a bachelor-project in Kurt V. Gothelf's group that works on adding function to DNA-nanostructures. He has mainly focused on organic synthesis in his previous laboratory work.
In the Ciulli group, Mikael is working on the fragment-based ligand design. He considers the Erasmus exchange stay in the Ciulli group a great chance for him to get experience within the field of drug-discovery which is highly relevant for his education in medicinal chemistry.