About us


We believe nature’s rich diversity is the key in enabling us to help solve the world’s increasing food challenges.
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The people behind TRAITOMIC

We are highly dedicated and motivated professionals in the field of molecular genetics, breeding and traitomics. While we are a young company, the team is looking back at decades of successful trait development in a wealth of crops and microbes.

Together we work to build TRAITOMIC to become one of the most influential and critically respected trait development companies worldwide.

TRAITOMIC is founded and managed by Gustav Hambraeus, Toni Wendt and Jan Gottlieb. The Traitomic leadership team is supported by a sizable group of highly valuable experts and specialists, all of whom are experienced in plant seed and microbial strain development for the food industry.

Gustav Hambraeus

Managing Director

Toni Wendt

Technology Lead

Jan Gottlieb

Commercial Lead
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Built on a pioneering mentality

Born out of the renowned Carlsberg Research Laboratory located on the top of Valby hill in Copenhagen. CRL has, over one hundred years, accumulated an extensive range of know-how and expertise in perfecting the process of brewing the company’s world beating lager.During this journey, CRL has become a specialist in the development and growing new and improved raw materials and ingredients, which can flourish in almost any type of weather or in any terrain.Carlsberg decided to mobilise the abundance of knowledge within CRL by setting-up a new separate business named Traitomic. This new entity focuses on customers needing support and solutions in the field of new or improved foodstuffs, for both human and animal consumption.

We help create healthier, more diverse and environmentally sustainable foodstuffs by utilising only traditional breeding techniques

See how it works