Dr. Kimmo Makinen
Dr. Kimmo Makinen
Innovation Director
Novozymes OneHealth

Kimmo Makinen heads up innovation at Novozymes OneHealth, focused on developing probiotics, enzymes, and other active ingredients to improve human health. His work focusses on discovering and validating new functional ingredient opportunities using a mix of conventional and more innovative AI-enhanced approaches and working with teams of diverse experts to see the ingredients through from scratch to human clinical studies. Prior to Novozymes, Kimmo worked as the probiotic pipeline manager at Nestle in Switzerland, and prior to this, in the academia in the UK. He earned his PhD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.