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2020
Foto: Joachim Rode
18 SEP

Wastewater offers important source of knowledge about resistance

Wastewater analysis can detect the spread of resistant bacteria and can be used for global monitoring of the problem.    

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Foto: Joachim Rode
18 SEP

WASTEWATER EXAMINED: Experimental idea may prevent resistance from spreading

Analysis from four countries shows that bacteria can become ‘infected’ with antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants. However, it may be possible...

Environment and pollution Biotechnology and biochemistry
18 SEP

Resistant bacteria combatted with known antibiotics

It is possible to fight resistant E. coli bacteria by combining two widely known antibiotics.    

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
18 SEP

Entire bacterial community can provide us with new antimicrobial agents

Instead of isolating antimicrobial agent-producing bacteria in laboratories, development is taking a new turn: Now the bacteria must live together just as they do in nature...

Bacteria and microorganisms Cells Synthetic biology Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases
18 SEP

Cells optimized to produce antimicrobial agents

With the help of ‘metabolic engineering’, researchers from DTU Biosustain are designing and optimizing microorganisms to produce new substances that can be...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Photo: Benny Box
18 SEP

Newly discovered enzyme increases biomass value

With the discovery of a new enzyme, it may one day become possible to use the plants’ glue nutrient—lignin. The substance has applications in electronics, various...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bioenergy Energy production
Bacteria ensure better use of biomass
18 SEP

Bacteria ensure better use of biomass

A special blend of robust bacteria in a new process is paving the way to convert even the stubbornest forms of biomass into methane.

Energy Biotechnology and biochemistry
2019
Credit: Colourbox
11 OCT

Baker’s yeast could pave the way for fossil-free plastic production

Ordinary baker’s yeast can be genetically engineered to produce an acid known as 3HP. This acid can be converted into acrylic acid, which, among other things, is...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Credit: Colourbox
07 OCT

Microwaves pave the way for PET recycling

PET can be degraded by microwaves and chemistry, so the components of the plastic can be recycled into new PET products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Waste management
Credit: Shosuke Yoshida et al.
30 SEP

Bacteria can break down plastic

In 2016, Japanese scientists discovered a bacterium that can break down PET plastic, which is primarily known from plastic bottles and clothing fibres. Now, Danish researchers...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Credit: PantherMedia
23 SEP

Which bacteria can break down plastic?

Microbiologists are testing bacteria from soil, seawater, and wastewater for plastic-degrading properties.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Illustration: Benny Box
05 APR

Personalized medicine for children with cancer

In a joint project involving Rigshospitalet and DTU, parents of all Danish children with cancer will be given the offer to have the genetic characteristics of their children...

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Computer calculations
Photo: Bax Lindhardt
05 APR

How close are we to personalized medicine?

Mapping patients’ genetic make-up could lead to better treatment for a wide range of diseases.

Medicine and medico technology Genes and genomes Computer calculations Information technology
Roberto Flore has collected edible insects from all over the world. Photo: Roberto Flore.
15 MAR

Can insects feed the world

Putting insects on the menu requires more than just good presentation, according to Roberto Flore, a renowned chef who has travelled far and wide to explore the world of...

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
Photo: Peter Vilhelm Skov
15 MAR

Fish can be fed plant waste products

Fish from fish farms are feeding more and more mouths. But what should the fish eat? Research shows that plant proteins may be the answer.

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
Photo: Ditte Valente
15 MAR

From seaweed to proteins

Food researchers have invented methods for extracting proteins from seaweed. One of them is now being tested in a pilot plant at ingredient producer CP Kelco.

Enzymes and proteins Biotechnology and biochemistry Food technology
Arla Innovation Centre develops new products based on milk proteins. Photo: Arla.
15 MAR

Healthy low-cost food for the third world

Research plays a key role when dairy giant Arla Foods develops products for third-world countries.

Enzymes and proteins
Photo: Shutterstock
15 MAR

New protein sources

Cases for DTU’s research and innovation in relation to proteins for animal feed and food products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
2018
Enzyme researcher Ditte Hededam Welner uses genetic engineering to exploit E. coli bacteria in the production of indigo dye. Photo: Bax Lindhardt
05 DEC

Blue Jeans in a green way

Researchers exploit E. coli bacteria for new, greener production of indigo to dye jeans.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
Foto: EnviDan
01 NOV

Increasing biogas yield from manure

A new method makes agricultural manure far more suitable as a raw material for biogas.

Bacteria and microorganisms Organic chemistry Bioenergy Energy production