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03 MAR

Centre for Diagnostics DTU finds Brazilian variant of coronavirus

Centre for Diagnostics DTU has found the first Danish covid-19 sample with the Brazilian variant of coronavirus.

Viruses Genes and genomes Health and diseases
CHO cell research at DTU Biosustain and National Biologics Facility
12 FEB

DTU expands research and collaboration on cell cultures

Danish research into cell cultures and the development of proteins for biological pharmaceuticals—including for cancer treatment—is strengthened with new unit...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
Brain tumour
03 FEB

Improved cell therapy to benefit patients with brain cancer

With the support of Independent Research Fund Denmark, researchers from DTU Health Tech are developing a new type of cell therapy with the potential to save the lives of...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Cells
Chubby kid struggling to close his shirt
01 FEB

Gut bacteria predict weight loss

A new study shows that gut bacteria play a greater role in weight loss than diet and genetics combined.

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Health and diseases
28 JAN

Danish biotech company receives 4,4 million EUR from the EU

A spinout biotech company from DTU has received two grants from the EU's “Horizon 2020” program worth 4,4 million euros. These grants will help to accelerate...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
26 JAN

DTU assists in the fight against coronavirus

The Center for Diagnostik DTU is now upgrading its efforts and examining all positive samples for the new variants.

Viruses Genes and genomes Health and diseases
2020
Foto: Joachim Rode
11 DEC

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
09 DEC

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
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
07 DEC

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
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
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