Biotechnology and biochemistry

Biotechnology and biochemistry

This research area deals with technologies based on biological systems. The focus is on biological systems, components, and principles that can be used to cure diseases, develop new medicines, combat pathogenic bacteria and viruses, and facilitate the future sustainable production of chemicals, energy, and new materials using microorganisms.

Research subjects

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses

Departments and Centres

DTU Bioinformatics

DTU Bioinformatics is operating at the highest level of research, teaching, innovation and industrial collaborations within biotechnological informatics, health informatics, personalized medicine, quantitative genomics and systems biology. We develop and apply smart bio-statistical, bio...

DTU Biosustain

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark aims at developing new knowledge and technologies to help facilitate the transformation from the existing oil-based chemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based society...

DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries.

DTU Environment

Welcome to DTU Environment. We work at the highest international level to develop new environmentally friendly & sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and the new generations of engineers. Our activities in research, teaching and innovation are focused on: Environmental...

DTU Food

The National Food Institute researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society and industry.

DTU Fotonik

DTU Fotonik's research covers a broad spectrum of fields within Photonics Engineering. It ranges from basic scientific explorations into light-matter interaction, via communication technologies, lasers and sensors, to collaborations with architects and designers on LED light sources of...

DTU Physics

Department of Physics prioritises research areas within modern physics which represents a significant basic scientific challenge and also has clear application perspectives. The department has a number of state-of-the-art research facilities, including a supercomputer. Furthermore, the Department...

DTU Vet

DTU Vet conducts research in infectious animal diseases. We are interested in finding out more about the pathogenesis, spreading and symptoms of the diseases and eventually develop new vaccines against them. Also, we educate engineers and veterinary students in Pharmaceutical Design and...