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2019
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
28 JAN

Young researcher receives 10 M DKK to develop antivenom

The grant will be used to develop the first generation of snakebite antivenom based on fully human antibodies.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases
22 JAN

Nanotech boosts research and innovation in biotech and biomedicine

DTU boosts research and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine by expanding DTU Bioengineering with three research groups from DTU Nanotech.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
22 JAN

Portrait: “I wish there was a parallel world”

Mother during the day. Researcher at night. Meet Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi who has developed a nanosensor to understand the language of bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Medicine and medico technology
10 JAN

Bacteria to produce sustainable fluorinated substances

A new EU project aims to modify bacteria, enabling them to produce fluorinated substances sustainably. Today, fluorinated products are produced chemically, which has significant...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
2018
05 DEC

Blue Jeans in a green way

Researchers exploit E. coli bacteria for new, greener production of indigo to dye jeans.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
30 NOV

New paper in Nature Biotechnology

An international research team, headed by Professor Sine Reker Hadrup from DTU Nanotech, has developed a new screening tool to improve cancer immunotherapy.

Cells Health and diseases
29 NOV

Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel

Assistant professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz and colleagues have developed a hydrogel that combines synthetic materials with living cells, and can turn stem cells into...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Health and diseases
27 NOV

Exchange agreement on biotech students between Denmark and India

Sponsored by Novozymes and the Henning Holck-Larsen Foundation, biotech students at DTU can now receive a grant to go on an exchange to India.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
02 NOV

Bioinformaticians map new hereditary disease

DTU has helped identify a previously overlooked syndrome associated with heart problems. The discovery was recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
01 NOV

Increasing biogas yield from manure

A new method makes agricultural manure far more suitable as a raw material for biogas.

Bacteria and microorganisms Organic chemistry Bioenergy Energy production
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
22 OCT

Increasing biogas yield from manure

A new method makes agricultural manure far more suitable as a raw material for biogas.

Bacteria and microorganisms Organic chemistry Bioenergy Energy production
10 OCT

Intelligent patch warns of infected wounds

Infections in surgical wounds make up an estimated two per cent of all hospital expenses in Denmark.

Information technology Bacteria and microorganisms Chemistry
02 OCT

Breaktrough in snake envenoming

Research breakthrough in antivenom based on human antibodies can save lives.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
25 SEP

Top researcher: digitize your health data

One of the most cited researchers in Denmark, Professor Jun Wang, participates in DTU High Tech Summit and urges all Danes to digitize their health data.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
04 SEP

DTU student team develops antibiotics sensor for the SensUs competition in Eindhoven

DeTectUs, a team of ten DTU students will enter the SensUs competition 2018 in Eindhoven in September with their newly developed biosensing system for detection...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
16 JUL

Q&A - Do gut bacteria cause obesity?

Research into gut bacteria has exploded over the past ten years. Scientists are investigating the role these bacteria play for our health, including how they affect our...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
26 JUN

The biotech industry should change production methods

DTU researchers encourage the biotech industry to switch production away from pure cell cultures to genetically engineered microbial societies.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
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
14 JUN

New online course on metagenomics applied to infectious disease monitoring

Students from around the world can learn about metagenomics applied to antimicrobial resistance monitoring for free in a new online course from DTU.

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

Smart golf balls for bioindustry

A free-flowing sensor monitors the processes in large production tanks. The sensor has been developed by Freesense , a small start-up company

Innovation and product development Chemical engineering Biological systems Sensors
06 JUN

‘Seeing is believing’

Electron microscope images provide understanding and evidence of a world we cannot see with the naked eye.

Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
01 JUN

Nature's defence mechanisms can reduce the use of antibiotics

Researchers at DTU have identified natural peptides that fight bacteria, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases Production animals
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
24 MAY

Antimicrobial resistance can be transferred between bacteria

Researchers have shown that bacteria can exchange genes across strains. Hopefully, that knowledge can be used to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Bacteria and microorganisms Environment and pollution
17 MAY

Major EU grants to pioneering research

Grants Researchers receive funding from the European Commission for pioneering research.

Metals and alloys Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Medicine and medico technology
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
05 APR

Using DNA sequences to tailor medical treatment

A method further developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, uses knowledge about the DNA profile of pathogenic microorganisms to ensure...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
03 APR

Researchers create microscopic toxin alarm

Together with Israeli colleagues, DTU researchers have built a sensor equipped with bacteria which light up when exposed to certain toxic substances.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Micro and nanotechnology
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
13 MAR

Strong university research benefits Danish life science sector

The life science sector is an important growth driver in the Danish economy. University research plays a decisive role in life science companies’ development and growth...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology Micro and nanotechnology
13 MAR

“It gives us the opportunity to take some risks”

Joint research projects with universities mean that Sophion Biosciences can innovate technologies in which there is a high risk that the results cannot be used in the company...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
13 MAR

New life science facilities at DTU

Since 2010, DTU has accelerated new building projects—as well as development and renovation of the existing buildings at DTU—to make room for new, ultra-modern, research...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
06 MAR

CeMiSt opening

DTU is opening a new center focusing on production of antibiotic substances by bacteria and fungi.

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
28 FEB

DTU to boost research in microbial antibiotics

DTU is opening a new centre focusing on production of antibiotic substances by bacteria and fungi.

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Organic chemistry
22 FEB

Invitation to Professor Rene Hendriksen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how whole genome sequencing can be used in the global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and 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
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
27 DEC

10 fat American pigs to DTU Risø Campus

Over 47 per cent of adult Danes are overweight and more than 320,000 have diabetes. A fat American pig is the means towards better treatment.

Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
20 DEC

Supercomputer baner vejen for præcisionsmedicin

På Rigshospitalets Enhed for genomisk medicin foregår analyserne af patienternes gener ikke længere på hospitalets egne computere. Når patientens DNA er blevet sekventeret...

Information technology Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses
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
13 DEC

PhD defence about genetic interactions between domesticated and wild trout

PhD Student Thomas Frank-Gopolos has produced experimental trout families with different levels of domestic-wild genetic ‘mixing’ and compared their fitness after some...

Genes and genomes Climate adaption Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
01 DEC

Better crops using evolved bacteria

Newly appointed professor at DTU Bioengineering develops new strains of soil bacteria that can enhance the growth of plants and strengthen their resistance.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 NOV

Prize awarded for battle against global food challenges

On Monday 20 November, Frank Møller Aarestrup received the Nils Foss Excellence Prize 2017 for his groundbreaking research within the field of antimicrobial resistance...

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

Researchers hunt for tomorrow’s antimicrobial agents in the Christiania topsoil

The world desperately needs new types of antimicrobial agents to combat resistant bacteria. Researchers are therefore searching high and low for new antimicrobial agents...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Health and diseases
30 OCT

Society of tomorrow based on biomass

Biological material that would otherwise be regarded as waste can be put to far better use. We simply have to decide to do it,” says Lene Lange, DTU’s expert in the National...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
24 OCT

Want to smell my moss culture?

Associate Professor Henrik Toft Simonsen from DTU Bioengineering hosted a reception for his company— Mosspiration Biotech —which has got off to a good start selling its...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
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
22 OCT

Uterine bacteria can affect the foetus

According to new research, women can have bacteria in their uteri which may have an impact on foetuses’ immune systems. Until now, the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and the...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
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
27 SEP

Towards a bio-based society with Novel Microbes

Job creation and environmental salvation: The Novel Microbes project is showing a way towards a more sustainable bio-production. The key? Finding new enzymes to improve...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution
27 SEP

Making big ships sail sustainably

What if an unexploited natural resource, ready to be turned into sustainable fuels, existed inside all plant material? Postdoc Joachim Bachmann Nielsen's research suggests...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Environment and pollution Transport and logistics
27 JUL

Danish reference genome now mapped

Danish researchers now have unprecedented and extremely precise knowledge of the genetic makeup of the Danish population, having analysed the genes of 50 families. The...

Information technology Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses
27 JUL

Danish reference genome now mapped

Danish researchers now have unprecedented and extremely precise knowledge of the genetic makeup of the Danish population, having analysed the genes of 50 families. The...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes
14 JUL

Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU.

Information technology Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses
14 JUL

Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU.

Health and diseases Cells Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Fermentation
04 JUL

Tree pump system can drive robots of the future

Researchers have developed a chip that mimics trees’ water and nutrient transporting system. Looking to the future, this knowledge can be used in small robots or in factories...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Chemistry
23 JUN

Killing bacteria with electromagnetic fields

Attempting to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria with resonant electromagnetic fields is no easy task and has never been done before. But with the DireWaves project Nikolaj...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry
23 JUN

Looking for a cellulose solution

How do we best utilize the diverse structures of cellulose most efficiently and sustainably? Yanrong Liu’s work on predictive screening of ionic liquids for dissolving...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry
Photo: Joachim Rode
22 JUN

Analysing cell factories

This ultra-modern analytical laboratory is located in the recently inaugurated premises on the DTU Lyngby campus housing the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 JUN

Transport of the future run on wood

New research at DTU Chemical Engineering is paving the way for cheaper sustainable fuels in the transportation sector based on 2nd generation biomass.

Energy Environment and pollution Transport and logistics Chemistry Biotechnology and biochemistry
13 JUN

Ten researchers receive grants for 'wild' experiments

VILLUM FONDEN is giving ten researchers up to DKK 2 million (EUR 268,000) each in funding to explore novel ideas. The money is earmarked for innovative and ‘wild’ ideas...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Physics Information technology Medicine and medico technology
06 JUN

Health sciences also an engineering discipline

There is great potential in developing new technology that can address health challenges—and DTU aims to be part of the solution.

Biological systems Organic chemistry Medicine and medico technology
31 MAY

Four new projects at DTU Chemical Engineering

The Danish Coucil for Independent Research has decided to issue funding for four research projects from DTU Chemical Engineering. Read about all of them here.

Chemistry Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Environment and pollution
31 MAY

Algorithm to decrease emissions from wastewater treatment

During wastewater treatment, the greenhouse gas N 2 O, also known as laughing gas, is emitted. Sustainability demands that the emission is minimized. The LaGas project...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Environment and pollution
22 MAY

Tre bevillinger fra DFF til forskere på DTU Bioengineering

Med tre bevillinger fra Det Frie Forskningsråd på i alt 13,6 millioner vil forskere på DTU Bioengineering lave supersvampe ved at sende skimmelsvampe på slankekur, modvirke...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
10 MAY

Lene Lange talks climate and technology with Svend Brinkmann

Director of research Lene Lange from DTU Chemical Engineering’s BIOENG research center was invited to professor of psychology Svend Brinkmann’s radio show to talk about...

Environment and pollution Biotechnology and biochemistry
02 MAY

New cell factories to ensure Denmark leading position in bioproduct production

50,000 Danish jobs in the fermentation sector can become many more when a new project revolutionizes the construction of cell factories—potentially increasing Denmark’s...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Fermentation Cells
21 APR

Two new Centers of Excellence

The Danish National Research Foundation invests DKK 120 million in two new centres at DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Physics Space research
07 APR

Ingredients—a quiet success story

With 14 per cent of the global market and a revenue of up to DKK 35 billion (EUR 470 million), the Danish ingredients industry has relatively unnoticed developed into a...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
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
Photo: Iben Julie Schmidt
15 MAR

The hunt for rainforest’s secret recipes

A new research project from DTU will map the genetics of the rainforest’s potent plant compounds, making them available to research and industry.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Biological systems Computer calculations
16 FEB

Technological 'hot or not' in 2017

Five female researchers gaze into the crystal ball and give their views on which technologies they believed will ‘predominate’ and which will fade into obscurity in the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Information technology Physics
09 FEB

One step closer to personal antimicrobial treatment

Harmless intestinal bacteria may transfer resistance genes to pathogenic bacteria, making the dangerous bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents. A new method makes it...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
26 JAN

Millions for research into antibiotic resistance and better drugs

In a press release issued today, the Novo Nordisk Foundation reveals that it is grating a total of DKK 300 million (EUR 40 million) to five ambitious research projects...

Cells Synthetic biology Genes and genomes Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
24 JAN

Leading protein researcher moves his research to DTU

How do complex protein networks interact when they form skin and heal after an injury? And what happens to these networks in inflamed skin or skin that fails to heal properly...

Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Biotechnology and biochemistry
23 JAN

Leading-edge protein researcher moves his research to DTU Bioengineering

How do complex protein networks interact to create skin and heal it following injury? What happens to these networks in skin that is inflamed or won’t heal properly?...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Health-promoting compounds
02 JAN

Plants and animals lead to new sports technology

Emperor penguins, pine cones, and mussels all feature special mechanisms that Torben Lenau is working to transfer to the world of sport.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
2016
30 NOV

Combating disease-causing microorganisms for decades

Denmark has a high level of food safety, yet every year disease-causing microorganisms in food cause illness in a significant number of Danes. For more than 30 years...

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

Two researchers receive Lundbeck Foundation fellowships

Each year, t he Lundbeck Foundation awards fellowships to a number of particularly promising young researchers who are qualified to establish or expand their own research...

Medicine and medico technology Viruses Biological systems Nanomedicine Health and diseases
14 OCT

Ultraviolet light—antimicrobial agents of the future

The part of sunlight in the ultraviolet spectrum plays an important role for our lives on Earth. With the new LED light sources and greater knowledge of the effect of ultraviolet...

Bacteria and microorganisms Lasers Optics
11 OCT

One step closer to restoring nitrogen balance

The discovery of a new, previously unknown microbe opens up a host of opportunities, both in relation to restoring the nitrogen balance in nature—which has been knocked...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biotechnology and biochemistry Water supply Environment and pollution
10 OCT

Supercomputer answers life science questions

DTU researchers are using the biggest life science supercomputer in Denmark to analyse complex volumes of data and put doctors in a position to improve our health.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Health and diseases Mathematics
Helene Faustrup Kildegaard is one of the researchers ‘forcing’ animal cells to produce substances that can be used in anti-cancer drugs, for example. Photo: Ulrik Jantzen
07 OCT

Drugs from hamster cells

What on earth have Chinese hamsters to do with medical drugs? Quite a lot as it turns out, as hamster cells can be programmed to sustainably produce anti-cancer drugs...

Bacteria and microorganisms Fermentation Synthetic biology
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
26 SEP

Novozymes and DTU increase focus on fermentation technology

Novozymes and DTU have a long tradition of collaboration, and this is now being extended in relation to industrial fermentation technology until the year 2020. The initiative...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Fermentation
Sine Reker Hadrup og (i baggrunden) ph.d.-studerende Amalie Kai Bentzen, som har stået for det meste af det eksperimentelle arbejde omkring afprøvningen af den nye teknologi. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
21 SEP

New method finds cancer's attack points

A new method makes it possible to find far more cancer attack points than before. The method is yet another advance for immunotherapy treatments, which have demonstrated...

Cells Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Health and diseases
 Illustration of a method of DNA sequencing. Credit: Colourbox
15 SEP

DTU Biosustain receives a computational power shot of DKK 90 million

A grant of DKK 90 million (EUR 12 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation gives DTU Biosustain an enormous ‘computational injection’. The goal is to develop quicker...

Cells Biological systems Synthetic biology
05 SEP

Olympic swimmers stimulated by blue light

OL bronze medalist Jeanette Ottesen was one of the Danish swimmers who used blue light to improve her reaction speed during the Rio Olympics.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
01 SEP

Vital new understanding of the microbiome

The common perception among researchers is that our intestinal bacteria compete and cooperate in a complex network of interactions. But no-one has as yet fully understood...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Computer calculations Data analysis
30 AUG

World-class data research centre opens

A new data management and software centre linked to the European Spallation Source (ESS) recently opened in Copenhagen. Among other things, the centre will help to underpin...

Materials Energy Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Information technology Medicine and medico technology
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
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
09 AUG

Special topic portal highlights fight against antimicrobial resistance

Denmark's experience in reducing antimicrobial consumption and resistance over the past 20 years is often highlighted as a good example around the world. The National...

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

Specific Gut bacteria cause reduced insulin sensitivity

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research, with leading Danish...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases