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2019
14 FEB

Students awarded prize for vegan do-it-yourself cheese

Four master students at the Technical University of Denmark have once again won a prize for their do-it-yourself product, which transforms chickpea brine into a vegan...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
05 FEB

Grains are beneficial to health

A six-year-long, large-scale research cooperation has documented that a diet, which includes whole-grains helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
01 FEB

International workshop on aquaculture technology

Workshop invites industrial partners and researchers to share newest knowledge and developments in recirculation aquaculture technology 

Aquaculture Food production Fish and shellfish
31 JAN

Join a conference on food safety and whole genome sequencing

An international conference will be held on 26-28 March 2019 in Paris with a focus on how the use of whole genome sequencing can increase food safety, help prevent disease...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
23 JAN

Come to a seminar on sustainable ingredients

Come to a seminar on 8 April and hear how research into sustainable ingredients from the Technical University of Denmark is helping to increase Denmark’s position of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
16 JAN

Turning grass into a profitable and safe source of protein

In a project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, researchers and companies are working together to find a profitable way to extract...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
14 JAN

Grass to be turned into profitable and safe source of protein

In a project headed by DTU Food, researchers and companies are working together to find a profitable way to extract protein from grass and to make this protein taste delicious...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
10 JAN

Danish antimicrobial surveillance model inspires in Asia

In their efforts to monitor and control antimicrobial use in humans and animals, Asian authorities have been learning from the experience gained by Danish experts at...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
08 JAN

DTU Aqua's Director is the new ICES President

Institute Director Fritz Köster elected president of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea for the next three years

Fisheries and fish stocks
2018
06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
04 DEC

Research enables the food sector to reuse water

Research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that it is possible to clean chicken feet using 50% less water and that cleaning water can be reused in cooling...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
29 NOV

Students invent eco-friendly vegan cheese

A team of master’s degree students receive an award for an innovative product that reduces food waste and has minimal impact on climate.

Food production
28 NOV

Students to make ingredients from new biomasses and by-products

A new course will enable students at the Technical University of Denmark to extract extra value from the food industry's by-products by creating new, sustainable ingredients...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
22 NOV

Students will soon be able to code and grow greens in class

Danish primary school students are allowed to play with their food in a new project, which lets them grow their own greens in biology class using a food computer.

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
15 NOV

No reason to recommend a low-gluten diet for everyone

Large study of the effects of eating a low-gluten diet has not prompted the researchers behind it to recommend that people eat a gluten-free diet—unless they suffer from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
31 OCT

Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark have established that there is solid scientific evidence that nine ”new” chemical...

Food safety Health and diseases
22 OCT

More antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers in Europe

In the largest metagenomics study of production animals to date, the Technical University of Denmark has found more antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
02 OCT

Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased four years in a row

The use of antimicrobials in animals in Denmark fell in 2017. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2017. Antimicrobial consumption has now decreased...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
06 SEP

Turning crabs from a pest into a tasty soup

A soup made with invasive crabs has won first place in an innovation competition at DTU, which the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
23 AUG

Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of...

Health and diseases Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
20 AUG

Increase in large-bodied fish stocks in the North Sea

Signs of recovery are appearing among previously overfished large-bodied fish stocks. This is good news, but may also present new challenges.

Fisheries and fish stocks
24 JUL

Out-of-the-box thinking transforms carrot peel into carrot flour

Carrot peel is turned into flour instead of compost thanks to an idea developed by DTU students during a course on innovation and collaboration. The course lecturers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
15 JUN

Pheromones in fight against pests

A new non-toxic technology can prevent harmful insects from multiplying, thus reducing the use of pesticides in agriculture.

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
30 MAY

Fish to be counted using rocket science

Sustainable fishing requires that the right fish are caught in the right quantities. A new research project will provide better calculation methods.

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
30 MAY

Eight EU projects will generate knowledge about One Health

The EU Commission has recognized the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark’s One Health expertise through the allocation of funds for eight new research...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
17 MAY

Mathematics for healthier fish products

Mathematical models from DTU are being used to develop new fish products with less salt and more flavour.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Mathematical modelling
03 MAY

Digitalization, health, food and biotech set the stage for High Tech Summit 2018

DTU’s High Tech Summit is attracting considerable interest from the business community who have already bought or booked 60 of the 70 stands.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Food, fish and agriculture
26 MAR

Food safety cooperation between Denmark and Japan

A new Memorandum of Cooperation between DTU and the Food Safety Commission of Japan will strengthen Denmark and Japan’s scientific cooperation in the area of food safety...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
15 MAR

Stinking sludge into energy and fertilizer

DTU start-up utilizes sludge from fish farming and wastewater to produce heat and fertilizer.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution
01 MAR

DTU to expand its scientific advice to the EU on chemicals in food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed EU Reference Laboratory in the fields of processing contaminants in food as well as metals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
14 FEB

DTU Vet in new constellation

DTU has found a form which ensures continuation of the excellent research, the academic and scientific competence, the educational activities, and the emergency response...

Livestock diseases
08 FEB

Tomorrow’s alcohol can be made from surplus milk sugar

New technology from DTU can convert milk sugar (lactose) in dairy by-products into alcohol. The newly established company behind the technology has received start-up...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
30 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Summer school in Denmark once again gives students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
15 JAN

Good bacteria last longer with a sugar coating

Chr. Hansen and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark are joining forces to find a way to encapsulate health-promoting bacteria. The goal of the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
02 JAN

Danish input into U.S. roadmap to reduce antimicrobial use

A new policy roadmap aimed at reducing the U.S. farming sector’s use of antimicrobials vital to treating sick humans, draws on Denmark’s experience in this area.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
2017
19 DEC

Researchers design flexible cattle disease strategy

Paratuberculosis in cattle places heavy financial burden on agriculture. However, it can be combated far more cheaply using a smarter testing strategy.

Food, fish and agriculture Livestock diseases Production animals
18 DEC

Untouched by human hands: Better, safer biotech production

Continuous automatic sampling during production aims to keep Danish biotechnology at the forefront. The equipment, and the company behind it, are the result of fruitful...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food production
30 NOV

Risk assessments yesterday, today and tomorrow

Symposium brings together 300 participants to focus on past, present and future challenges in risk assessments. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
23 OCT

New idea to keep fruit and vegetables out of the waste bin

A container that provides optimum conditions for storing fruit and vegetables so they stay fresh for much longer has won first prize in a competition at DTU. The National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
23 OCT

New idea to keep fruit and vegetables out of the waste bin

A container that provides optimum conditions for storing fruit and vegetables so they stay fresh for much longer has won first prize in a competition at DTU, which challenges...

Food, fish and agriculture
10 OCT

Prize for innovative food research on the way to DTU

On 20 November 2017, the Nils Foss Excellence Prize will be awarded to an internationally recognized researcher for achievement within food science innovation and research...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
05 OCT

Antimicrobial use in Danish animals continues downward trend

The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
28 SEP

Potato waste a potential goldmine

New research partnership will utilize potato and seaweed residuals in ingredient production.

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
30 AUG

Increasing Nordic collaboration

DTU has signed an official collaboration agreement with Åbo Academy and NTNU in order to strengthen the Nordic scientific research profile internationally.

Materials Chemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy
09 AUG

Monograph on ten veterinary drugs coming up

A toxicologist from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed by the UN’s World Health Organization, WHO, to join a group of food...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
21 JUL

EU collaboration ensures DTU international influence

DTU Aqua has successfully coordinated an EU network on fishing activities in collaboration with the Danish Agency for Research and Education.

Food, fish and agriculture
13 JUL

Risk benefit assessments on the agenda in Europe

A European expert network is going to further develop and promote the use of risk benefit assessment to determine whether a food is generally good or bad for people’s...

Food, fish and agriculture
19 JUN

From smoke to bad fish: DTU students invent new uses for sensor technology

A sensor that can register smoke from a fire can also be used to register even the faintest odeur of bad fish. This is what a team of students behind the recently started...

Food, fish and agriculture Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Construction and mechanics
01 JUN

Global food safety on the agenda

Professionals from all over the world are gathered in Sweden and Denmark at a conference focusing on how the use of science and technology can enhance food safety globally...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
23 MAY

LED lamps to provide better welfare in pig farms

LED lamps that give pigs an extra dose of vitamin D are being designed with the aim of reducing mortality in piglets and increasing welfare in sows during pregnancy...

Food, fish and agriculture Production animals Food production
24 APR

New equipment to ensure fewer bycatches

Shorter time from idea to commissioning of new fishing gear. This is the idea behind a new research project in which DTU is a participant.

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks
07 APR

Bacteria we like

Chr. Hansen has more than 100 years’ experience in growing bacteria which have a useful effect in cheese, yoghurt, and other foods. More engineering work is required...

Food production Food technology
07 APR

Citrus peel to ensure healthy stomachs

CP Kelco is a leading international supplier of gelling agents for foods. Focus has now shifted towards the health benefits of the ingredients

Food production
Foto: KONTRAFRAME
06 APR

SiteCover provides dry weather for construction work

Giant tent at DTU Lyngby Campus is to protect the future construction of laboratory building 205A from rain. The tent is the third largest of its kind in Denmark and will...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
28 MAR

Microalgae have great potential as fish feed ingredient

Commercially produced microalgae could become a sustainable fish feed ingredient, a project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
21 MAR

Detecting salmonella in pork meat twice as fast

A new method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, halves the time it takes slaughterhouses to test for disease-causing salmonella...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases
14 FEB

Conference on global solutions to food safety challenges

The GoFood conference will focus on global solutions to some of the world's most pressing food safety challenges. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
26 JAN

Towards global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Analysis of waste water from 100 countries worldwide will be used to monitor the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in up to half the world’s population. This is...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
24 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Students from all over the world will spend part of their summer in Denmark learning how the One Health concept is used to tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Livestock diseases
10 JAN

Better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly extreme weather

DTU Aqua is part of the ‘blue-action’-project aiming to help communities and businesses cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change Polar research
2016
22 DEC

Natural water purification with mussels

A new type of mussel farming may improve the aquatic environment in Danish coastal areas and at the same time deliver highly sought-after organic protein for livestock...

Fish and shellfish Aquaculture
21 DEC

New products to prevent and treat food allergies

It is currently not possible to prevent or treat food allergies. However, a new project aims at improving quality of life for allergy sufferers by developing new prevention...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
06 DEC

Making a profit from brewery waste streams

Breweries can secure further earnings with a newly developed compact filter, which gently and economically extracts fiber, protein, sugar, antioxidants and vitamins from...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
24 NOV

Click for chemistry

A few mouse clicks—and several microseconds later—you have access to a world of data on more than 600,000 chemical structures.

Food safety Environmental chemistry
23 NOV

Danish produce contains fewest pesticide residues

Danish consumers can ensure a diet containing fewer pesticide residues by choosing fruit and vegetable items that carry the Danish flag. This is the finding of the annual...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Photo: Kopenhagen Fur
14 NOV

Supercomputer improves virus traceability

The Danish mink industry will now receive help in the fight against a feared virus that can potentially threaten Denmark’s billion kroner export of mink pelts.

Genes and genomes Livestock diseases Production animals Data analysis
10 NOV

Bespoke products printed in 3D

Organs, jet engines and sports equipment. 3D printing opens up opportunities to design one-of-a-kind products. And this naturally provides the perfect conditions for niche...

Construction and mechanics Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Artificial organs Hearing aids Food production
08 NOV

New partnership aims to advance global food safety

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has joined forces with Lund University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Bologna in...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
14 OCT

Elite Canadian university and DTU enter partnership

DTU has just signed an agreement with the University of British Columbia in Canada to expand their cooperation within research and education

Food, fish and agriculture
20 SEP

Sick trout under the microscope in DTU’s ‘fish pen’

Over the coming years, 500 rainbow trout in DTU Vet’s fish pen will be helping researchers increase their knowledge of red blotch disease, which is a costly problem for...

Food, fish and agriculture Aquaculture
23 AUG

WHO recognizes the National Food Institute's genomics research

The World Health Organization, WHO, has appointed the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, as its first ever Collaborating Centre for Genomics. As...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
18 AUG

Danish input into European recommendation on antimicrobial use

Danish input has contributed to a recommendation that farmers in the EU reduce their use of medicines containing the antimicrobial colistin by more than half. Colistin...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals
11 AUG

Better data on the occurrence of resistant bacteria in Europe

National reference laboratories in EU’s member states have improved their ability to determine the occurrence of resistance in different bacterial species. The National...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
20 JUL

Danish expertise makes African camel milk safer

Danish expertise in milk production and food safety is being put to good use in a Danish development project, which aims to make African camel milk safer to drink and...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
12 JUL

New method reveals where viruses hide

A method that can detect different disease-causing viruses on surfaces like countertops and fixtures, has been developed in a project at the National Food Institute...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
21 JUN

Good match can create growth in Denmark's seaweed industry

Some of the business people, who are gathered from all corners of the world at an international symposium on seaweed in Copenhagen, will be able to travel home with a...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
07 JUN

Robust data an important weapon in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Robust data on both antimicrobial use and resistance is a crucial weapon in the fight against resistant bacteria. In Denmark this realization led to the establishment...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Food production
29 APR

Using computers to detect more endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, are developing computer models to predict which of the many chemicals in our food, environment...

Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
26 APR

New extraction methods to reduce seaweed industry waste

Danish companies aim to extract and sell more of the valuable compounds in seaweed and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is going to help...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
19 APR

Cod unaffected by new laser camera

A 3D-camera based on laser light can see through the murky conditions beneath the waves. DTU have tested cod to see whether they are irritated by being filmed.

Fisheries and fish stocks Lasers
04 APR

International symposium serves up latest research on seaweed

The latest research about seaweed is on the programme when researchers and industry meet at the 22 nd  International Seaweed Symposium on 19-24 June 2016 in Copenhagen...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety Health-promoting compounds
17 MAR

EFSA’s cooperation with Danish stakeholders in the area of food

Cooperation between European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, and Danish stakeholders in the area of food is on the agenda during EFSA Executive Director Bernhard Url’s visit...

Food, fish and agriculture
16 MAR

Using waste water to prevent infectious diseases

Waste water samples from all over the world are arriving at National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, to reveal how many disease-causing microorganisms...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
08 FEB

Conference puts the spotlight on vitamins

Participate in the 4th International Vitamin Conference. Speakers from Denmark, USA, Australia, India, Ireland and United Kingdom among other countries present the latest...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
01 FEB

Learn how One Health promotes a healthier world

Students from around the world will gather in Denmark this summer to learn how the One Health concept can be used to solve problems of relevance to the health and wellbeing...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Livestock diseases
18 JAN

Global figures for the burden of foodborne disease

Every year one in ten people around the world gets sick from food they eat and 420,000 die as a result. This is the finding of a report from the World Health Organization...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2015
23 NOV

Companies are given new tool to check for harmful chemical substances

New database containing more than 600,000 chemical structures gives companies a unique opportunity to quickly get an overview of the harmful effects associated with substances...

Biological systems Food safety Computer calculations
05 NOV

Vitamin D levels can be compared across studies and countries

Knowledge about the vitamin D level of a population is important in order to assess the proportion that is vitamin D deficient or is at risk of becoming deficient, and...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
30 OCT

Great potential for food and health in Big Data

There is yet untapped potential in the food sector by combining data in the entire value chain from farm to fork. These are the findings of a new report prepared by DTU...

Food, fish and agriculture Electrotechnology
27 OCT

New method finds even the tiniest plastics in the sea

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years...

Fish and shellfish Marine research Ecosystems
20 OCT

Considerably fewer resistant bacteria in broiler meat

Considerably fewer resistant ESBL bacteria were found in Danish and imported broiler meat in 2014 compared with the year before. It is the second consecutive year that...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
19 OCT

New measuring equipment saves time and resources

Two newly established enterprises are developing measuring equipment and software which makes it possible to monitor food and pharmaceutical production as it is taking...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Food production Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
08 OCT

Decrease in antimicrobial use in animals in Denmark

Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased in 2014 due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production. In general very little of the critically important antimicrobials...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
07 OCT

Industry must reduce water consumption

The food industry is a major water consumer. Now, a partnership is developing solutions that can help reduce the sector’s consumption of clean drinking water by as much...

Water supply Climate adaption Food production
28 AUG

Guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging to reduce the use of these substances, which can be harmful to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
26 AUG

Most salmonella infections still come from overseas travel

Almost every other registered salmonella infection in Denmark in 2014 was brought back by Danes travelling overseas. Travel thus remains the largest cause of salmonella...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety