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2020
Andreas Hougaard Laustsen
27 NOV

DKK 25 M to develop recombinant snakebite antivenom

A grant of DKK 25 M from Wellcome gives hope to snakebite victims in sub-Saharan Africa of better and safer treatment.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Fermentation at DTU Bioengineering
16 NOV

Students develop effective mould for production

DTU students are competing in an international synthetic biology competition (iGEM), presenting new tools to control moulds in biotechnological processes.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Fermentation Innovation and product development
Foto Colourbox
09 NOV

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
Photo: Benny Box
08 NOV

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
Hvide køer i stalden
16 SEP

Cows on diet emit 40 per cent less methane

Feed changes can reduce methane formation from microorganisms in the cow’s paunch and reduce cows' emissions by 40 per cent without compromising milk yield.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Food, fish and agriculture
Ædre dame close up af øje
15 SEP

New biotechnological method gives hope for treatment of AMD

Special substances extracted from seaweed using enzymes have been shown in laboratory tests to have a protective effect against the eye disease AMD.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Plastikaffald i havet
02 SEP

Engineered enzymes can turn plastic waste into carbon

New methods developed at DTU Bioengineering have the potential to convert plastic waste into a new source of carbon.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Coronavirus stamtræ
10 AUG

Detecting emerging disease outbreaks through monitoring

A new European research collaboration aims to increase the chances of detecting emerging infectious disease outbreaks. Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Photo: Accelerbiotics
08 JUL

Using gene technology to trace coronavirus

Danish biotech start-up will use technology to purify genetic materials to screen and analyse coronavirus test samples.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Ammende kvinde
03 JUL

New study sets the stage for the next generation milk formula

Researchers at DTU have shown for the first time that breast milk promotes a core group of health beneficial bacteria of the adult gut microbiota, setting the stage for...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Health-promoting compounds
10 JUN

EUR 100 million support to create green solutions and products for the benefit...

Denmark’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, has awarded a grant of EUR 100 million to DTU Biosustain, paving the way for the development of new sustainable...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells
Foto: Shutterstock
02 JUN

Enzymes convert CO2 into green chemicals

Scientists activate enzymes’ ability to absorb CO2 from the air and convert and store it as eco-friendly chemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Energy Bioenergy Energy storage
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
Foto: Colourbox
11 MAY

Anthelmintic drug may be effective against COVID-19

The drug Niclosamide will now be clinically tested for treating coronavirus. DTU Professor Morten Sommer is looking forward to testing the drug in collaboration with a...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Coronavirus stamtræ
06 MAY

DTU develops global platform for sharing coronavirus data

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, is working with European partners to develop a platform where researchers worldwide can share and retrieve...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Foto Colourbox
01 MAY

Early warning test for coronavirus

Researchers to develop skin prick test to detect coronavirus before patients fall ill with COVID-19 and to identify at-risk patients.

Viruses Enzymes and proteins Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases
Spildevand
29 APR

Toilet visits contribute to surveillance of coronavirus infection

Analyzing sewage can reveal whether the number of COVID-19 infections in an area is increasing or decreasing, according to analyses from the Technical University of Denmark...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Kvinde retter på søns ansigtsmaske
24 APR

Researchers test if facemasks protect against COVID-19

DTU and Statens Serum Institut establish a diagnostics unit to analyze if facemasks protects against virus infections.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Viruses
Doctor testing patient for Covid-19
22 APR

DTU researchers produce enzymes needed for corona tests

In a very short amount of time, researchers at DTU have succeeded in producing enzymes that are used in corona tests.

Viruses Enzymes and proteins Synthetic biology Fermentation Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Influenzavirus A.
06 APR

Researchers want to detect dangerous influenza viruses

An international research team aim at finding biological markers for when the flu virus has the potential to jump from animals to humans.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Viruses Genes and genomes Enzymes and proteins
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