Mother of molecules

Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Scientific Vice President at Novo Nordisk, discovered the molecule liraglutide and oversaw its journey from “underdog candidate” to a treatment for more than a million people with diabetes and obesity.

Tove Iren Spissøy Gerhardsen

By Tove Iren Spissøy Gerhardsen |  Published 11 February 2018

In a podcast to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Lotte reflects on her life inside and outside of the laboratory. How did she balance her career with being a single mum? What is her primary motivation? And how did Game of Thrones help her come to terms with the nickname ‘Mother of Liraglutide’. 


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