Anders Østerby Mønsted

Anders Østerby Mønsted

Communications Officer

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Technical University of Denmark


Building 220, room 212F

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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14 JAN

Bio-map charts production routes for industrial chemicals

Researchers now present a very detailed map on metabolic engineering routes for the production of a wide range of sustainable chemicals. This map will ease the construction of engineered microorganisms that can produce bio-chemicals. The research is published in Nature Catalysis.

08 JAN

Creating flavours and fragrances from “shiki” cell factories

A big new EU project called SHIKIFACTORY100 aims at producing more than 100 high value compounds and chemicals such as flavours and fragrances biologically. This will be done using genetically optimized cells, designed to produce the desired compounds through the cellular pathway called ‘shikimate’.

26 OCT

Tampering with cellular fats holds great promise

Researchers have found a way to engineer the lipid composition of cell membranes. The method described in Science makes it easier to investigate how cells are regulated by their membrane composition. This could lead to optimized cell factories and better understanding of the role of lipids in metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Synthetic biology
10 OCT

Professor Markus Herrgard on High Tech Summit: I hope that industry and academia can inspire each other

Industry and academia are presenting new technologies, ideas and future perspectives at this year’s High Tech Summit at DTU. Markus Herrgard look forward - to inspire and be inspired - by how others use data for bio-based production.

11 JUL

Analysing data accelerates the development of cell factories

They rarely steal the show and the big headlines, but the Analytics Unit at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU, is playing a crucial part in the Center’s scientific success stories.   Biosustain Magazine has met Head of the Analytical Core Facility and Senior Researcher, Hanne Bjerre Christensen, to a chat...

11 JUL

Three keys to how scientists can succeed as entrepreneurs

Commercialising scientific research requires a heavy focus on patenting, risk taking and people with an entrepreneurial mindset .

12 JUN

Postdoc, Pseudomonas and Postcards

H.C. Ørsted fellow Lorena Fernandez-Cabezon will contribute to CfB's mission of developing novel and robust bacterial cell factories for the sustainable production of chemicals.

12 JUN

Unleash the potential of data

By developing integrated software platforms the time and cost of making cell factories should be reduced.

08 JUN

Enzyme engineering contribute to production of new-to-nature glycosides

A new research group will focus on developing enzyme biocatalysts for the industrial production of natural products used as aromas, fragrances, dyes and pharmaceuticals.

08 JUN

Growth decoupling make bacteria better at producing chemicals

A set of molecular switches enable researchers to push bacteria to produce higher amounts of desired chemicals and proteins. The idea is to limit cell growth while still maintaining the cells’ ability to produce chemicals.

08 JUN

CRISPR technologies have changed the ball game

We are in the middle of a CHO revolution where gene editing can offer a significant change in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

08 JUN

The fight to make pheromones an affordable alternative to insecticides

Scientists at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability , DTU, will replace conventional insecticides with pheromones to protect plants from pests.

21 FEB

Evolution plays many tricks against large-scale bioproduction

Ultra-deep DNA sequencing of thousands of cells uncovers many competing mechanisms of evolution as a threat to efficient scale-up of biobased chemicals production. Evolution plays an underestimated role in bioprocesses and limits yields much more than previously anticipated.   

20 FEB

Pausing evolution makes bioproduction of chemicals affordable and efficient

Circumventing evolution in cell factories can pave the way for commercializing new biobased chemicals to large-scale.

09 FEB

How can research solve some of the world's major problems?

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability will host the first “Wine and Science” (Vin & Videnskab) event of the year in collaboration with the National History Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen. 

07 FEB

Scientists make it possible to rank the risk of resistance genes

A new study published in Nature Communications will help to predict antibiotic resistance evolution and thus guide future drug development. 

05 JAN

Research paves the way for new rational treatment strategies of multidrug-resistant chronic infections

A new study published in Cell Press finds that antibiotic treatment of chronic infections can be optimized by targeting vulnerabilities of antibiotic-resistant pathogens paving the way for more effective treatment strategies. 

22 DEC

Scientists edit new book about synthetic metabolic pathways

Michael Krogh Jensen and Jay Keasling from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability has edited the new volume of Springer’s popular ‘Methods in Molecular Biology’ series format.

08 DEC

Gregory Stephanopoulos wins Novozymes Award for Excellence in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at  MIT, Gregory Stephanopoulos,  receives prestigious Novozymes prize for his research on how to use metabolic engineering and chemical engineering to produce pharmaceutical drugs, biochemicals, and biofuels.

07 DEC

"If we do not change direction, we may end up where we are heading"

The dangerous rise of populism and short-term policies makes it increasingly difficult to cope with climate change by transitioning into the use of new alternative energy sources and technologies.

31 OCT

Chief Scientific Officer becomes hat-trick hero by winning Eric and Sheila Samson Prize

Jens Nielsen receives the  Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. The prize is given for his contributions to developing  next-generation fuel sources that are more efficient than ethanol. 

27 OCT

Jens Nielsen receives gold medal for innovative research in the field of systems biology

At a pompous ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, gave Jens Nielsen a gold medal. The medal is given for innovative research in the area of systems biology.

05 OCT

Jens Nielsen honored by ENI for groundbreaking research on the production of fuels from renewables

Jens Nielsen is awarded the prestigious 'Energy Frontiers Award' by the Italian oil company ENI for research on the engineering of microorganisms that open new solutions for the production of fuels and chemical products from renewables.

13 SEP

DNA-helix binds people together

DTU Biosustain are proud to introduce its brand new employee: "The name is Helix, DNA Helix."

20 JUL

Some of the best scientists are actually supercomputers

Everything is super! Supercomputers will soon be able to solve mysteries related to complex cellular processes using machine learning. Scientists from both universities and the industry are hard at work developing and training computers to become superfast super scientists.

30 JUN

Good news travels fast

Research conducted at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability - DTU Biosustain – at Technical University of Denmark goes worldwide.

13 JUN

Science is a cause for curious souls

Advocating for science in public was the theme when the rewarded American professor Kenneth R. Miller spoke at the PhD club’s event ‘Science Pub’. 

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