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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
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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BacTory
23 MAY

14 new bacterial experts are about to hit the industry

This summer 14 PhD students from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability’s BacTory program will graduate. The students have been collaborating with...

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Photo credit: Anar Hoboken Murphy, Wiley Blackwell
05 APR

Paper on hemoglobin-producing yeast cells wins prestigious prize

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center For Biosustainability has shown that yeast cells can produce great amounts of active human hemoglobin – the proteins...

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Jens B. Nielsen, DTU Biosustain
19 FEB

Cell factory pioneer receives Novozymes Prize

Professor Jens Nielsen, DTU Biosustain, has been awarded the 2016 Novozymes Prize. 

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