Erik Arvin

Erik Arvin

Professor Emeritus

Department of Environmental Engineering

Technical University of Denmark

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News from DTU

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
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
22 FEB

E-glove for detection of movements

Researchers at DTU Health Tech will develop a glove that can measure every tiny little movement of your hand.

Polymers Medicine and medico technology Biotechnology and biochemistry
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
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 scent-producing mosses.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Project Discovery
15 MAY

Sci-fi computer gamers help scientists analyse big data

Why not make thousands of gamers do your (insurmountable) data analysis, instead of trying to do it yourself? It may sound crazy, but nevertheless, this was exactly what biotechnologist Emma Lundberg from KTH did – with great success.

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

Two researchers in top 10 of research-to-business in Europe

Two researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability figure on’s top 10 of European academics excelling in translating research into business. According to CEO Bernhard Palsson this acknowledgement gives motivation to work even harder on science-to-marked efforts.

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
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, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has played a key role in preventing consumers from getting sick from the food they eat. The institute has done...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Photo: Joachim Rode
20 APR

From the University of Copenhagen to DTU with a load of moss

Physcomitrella patens is not just a small, bashful plant that principally grows in Central Europe. It is also the launchpad for Henrik Toft Simonsen’s green cell factories.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Cells Synthetic biology Medicine and medico technology