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2020
Isoprenoids (blue haze) over Blue Mountains, Australia (Diliff / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
20 MAY

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change – and can become key to the production of valuable green chemicals...

Biological systems Synthetic biology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Ecosystems Air pollution Environmental chemistry
2019
BioBuilders win award in synthetic biology. Photo: DTU
27 NOV

DTU students win award in synthetic biology

DTU Biobuilders receives a gold medal and a special award for 'Best Software Tool' in the global biotech competition iGEM.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Bacteria and microorganisms Synthetic biology Innovation and product development
Zostera marina. Photographer: Christian Bille Jendresen
04 NOV

Eelgrass acid produced by cell factories for the first time

Scientists are now able to produce a wide range of sulfated aromatic compounds such as antifouling eelgrass acid, resveratrol and vanillic acid derivatives using microbial...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Synthetic biology Organic chemistry
2018
Lipid composition in cell membranes might hold promise to curing diseases like type 2 diabetes.
26 OCT

Tampering with cellular fats holds great promise

Researchers have found a way to engineer the lipid composition of cell membranes. The method described in Science makes it easier to investigate how cells are regulated...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Synthetic biology
Tilmann HTS
09 OCT

Professor Tilmann Weber on High Tech Summit: I look forward to extending my network...

High Tech Summit is being launched tomorrow. Professor Tilmann Weber is giving a Tech Talk and hopes to extend his network amongst the 4000 visitors.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
2017
Antibiotic resistance
15 JUN

Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spread

Scientists have revealed that certain disease-causing bacteria get their resistance genes in a complex process involving bacterial ‘sex’. This new knowledge...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Click chemistry - 2017 Coverpage Musiol-Kroll ACS SYNBIO
04 APR

Scientists discover how to make ‘click-on’ antibiotics

An international team of scientists have shown that they can modify a well-known antibiotic into new derivatives. The technique paves the way for new antibiotics, which...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Municipal waste
03 APR

Turning smelly waste into green chemicals and plastics

Researchers and companies enrolled in a new international project called DAFIA will turn fish waste and organic household rubbish into high value products such as plastic...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
E. coli riboswitch
24 MAR

Aging: The environment affects the genome

A new study of aging E. coli bacteria shows that cells mutate with age. With this knowledge, scientists will be able to make vulnerable genes more robust in order to avoid...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Berries
06 MAR

The first steps towards strawberry pills against Alzheimer's

In a few years, you could probably take a strawberry pill to prevent Alzheimer's or red wine pills against heart diseases. Researchers have studied the beneficial molecules...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Small bioreactors
30 JAN

New pre-pilot plant will develop cell factories for industry

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted almost 118 M DKK for the establishment of a fermentation plant at DTU Biosustain. The plant will make it possible to test so-called...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Biochemicals
09 JAN

Important bio-chemical produced on a large scale by E.coli

E. coli cells have now been engineered into producing large quantities of serine, which is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many important...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
2016
Heat map Adam Feist et al
24 NOV

Take a closer look at your E. coli

Researchers from the The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability have discovered that different E. coli strains, often thought to be very similar, actually...

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

Growth switches make bacteria better at producing chemicals

A set of new molecular switches enable researchers to “push” bacteria to produce higher amounts of desired chemicals and proteins. The trick is to limit cell...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Inauguration at DTU Biosustain
17 NOV

HRH Prince Joachim was impressed with DTU Biosustain

On November 17, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim cut the ribbon to the new home of The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability – DTU Biosustain. The...

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants almost 8 Mio. DKK to three CFB projects

Three researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) have each been granted more than 2.5 Mio. DKK by the Novo Nordisk Foundation for projects...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
E. coli riboswitch
04 OCT

New biosensor reveals transporter proteins – points towards new antibiotics

A new cutting edge biological sensor have led to the discovery of 25 transporter proteins in bacteria. Transporters control bacterial communication and their uptake of...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Fluorescent yeast cells microscope
22 SEP

New biosensors enable real-time monitoring of chemical production.

Living cells can be genetically modified to produce valuable chemicals. But identifying the best performing cells is often hard and tedious. Now, researchers have developed...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
PAcMEN
21 SEP

Future PAcMEN will hunt for bio-fuels and bio-chemicals

Even though the name implies it, the PAcMEN program has nothing to do with hungry cheeses hunting for ghosts. Instead, the PAcMEN-program – which has now been granted...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
DTU in Profile

Published annually, DTU in profile gives you fact & figures and a short presentation of the University.

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