Tanja Thorskov Bladt

Position: Team Leder at Novo Nordisk
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - Ph.D., Analytical Natural Product Chemistry
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - M.Sc., Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Tanja has 10+ years of experience working both in research and as a specialist, as well as in management, in pharmaceuticals. Her Ph.D. research revolved around working with the discovery of bioactive natural products targeting chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The bioactivity was pursued through a combined approach of LC-UV-MS-based dereplication, explorative-solid phase extraction (E-SPE), and a co-culture platform of CLL and stromal cells. Tanja has currently transitioned into a more generalist role at her position as Team Leader at Novo Nordisk, where she is motivated by creating success with her team, who are working with biopharma Quality Assurance for Quality Control.


Tanja had a mentor who helped her in the transition between education and work life. It was a great help to her, and she would like to help a young person with some of the experiences she has had herself.