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2020
Professor Anders Wolff
25 MAR

Devices for rapid diagnosis of coronavirus under development

DTU and Statens Serum Institut are developing three new and rapid instruments for on-site diagnosis of coronavirus. Two of them are scheduled to be ready for emergency...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Nanoparticles
Photo: Colourbox.com
05 MAR

DTU helps boost resistance surveillance in Africa and Asia

In three new projects, the Technical University of Denmark, is helping African countries to implement whole genome sequencing and assisting the Asian region in getting...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Sine Reker Hadrup. Foto: Søren Kjeldgaard/EliteForsk.
27 FEB

Cancer researcher receives EliteForsk prize

Professor Sine Reker Hadrup is honoured with one of this year's EliteForsk prizes for her immunotherapy research. At the same time, three PhD students from DTU are awarded...

Cells Health and diseases Catalysis
A biosensor equipped with a nanochip can detect diarrhoea bacteria in piglets
20 FEB

Biosensor to reduce antimicrobial consumption for piglets

A biosensor equipped with a nanochip can detect diarrhoea bacteria in piglets and reduce agricultural consumption of antimicrobial agents.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Food production Innovation and product development
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
Erwin Schoof Head of Proteomics Core at DTU Bioengineering. Photo: Peter Aagaard Brixen.
12 FEB

Scientists detect diseases based on proteins in single cells

Researchers from DTU are the first in Europe to share results on mapping proteins on a single-cell level using Mass Spectrometry-based proteomics

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Innovation and product development Health and diseases
Tunneledderkop
10 FEB

Student paves the way for a new generation of spider antivenom

Using an innovative method, MSc student Sofie Føns has taken the first step towards developing the world’s first spider antivenom based on human antibodies...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Photo: Colourbox.com
10 FEB

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Corynebacterium glutamicum. Foto: www.biology101.org
24 JAN

Bacteria increase the sweetness of milk sugar sixfold

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have found a way to transform milk sugar in dairy by-products into a sugar syrup, which is six times as sweet as the...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food production Food technology
Vegansk 'yoghurt'. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
14 JAN

Vegan ‘yogurt’ made with lactic acid bacteria from plants

Researchers at DTU have identified lactic acid bacteria from Danish plants, which can be used to make a 100% vegan yogurt alternative with just three ingredients.

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

Life Cycle Assessment of bio-chemical production

New research concerning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals challenges and opportunities in bio-chemical production.

Bacteria and microorganisms Fermentation Biotechnology and biochemistry
Foto: Shutterstock
09 JAN

New device detects diseases in poultry

With a new portable device, it is possible to detect salmonella, campylobacter, and avian influenza in poultry and food production in less than one hour.

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Food production Food safety Livestock diseases
DTU indgår aftale med BioInnovation Institute om vækstmiljø for biotech-spinouts
08 JAN

New agreement on growth environment for biotech spin-outs

DTU has entered into an agreement with the Bioinnovation Institute to establish research groups in a new growth and funding environment for biotech spin-outs.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2019
Tarm. Foto: Colourbox.com
16 DEC

Using knowledge of gut bacteria to improve stem cell transplantations

Research from DTU is providing a first insight into how knowledge about patients' gut bacteria can be used to reduce the side effects of stem cell transplantation.

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
Foto: Vibeke Hempler
13 DEC

DTU receives grant for advanced research equipment

The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards grants worth DKK 75 million for research infrastructures. Three of the six grants were awarded to DTU researchers.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology
Kanyle. Foto: Colourbox.dk
11 DEC

DTU’s part in assessing the safety of the world’s first Ebola vaccine

The world got its first commercial vaccine against Ebola in November 2019. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), has played a part in assessing...

Genes and genomes Health and diseases
29 NOV

’Batman’ yeast makes fruity, milky food flavours

Researchers have engineered yeast to make fruity, milky flavours in a one-step process. Making these lovely smelling flavours involves bat genes and can make production...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Cells
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
Photo: Colourbox.com
21 NOV

DTU expands its international advisory services on antimicrobial resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a new reference centre...

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

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