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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
Computer Aided Design of Cell Factories
25 NOV

Computer power used in design of cells for biological production

DTU offers new courses in handling large data sets using programming and artificial intelligence, AI.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Data analysis Computer calculations Software and programming
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
Blood samples
10 NOV

A step forward towards developing immunotherapy for hematological cancers

Researchers from DTU Health Tech identify promising possibilities for applying immunotherapy to hematological cancer patients.

Cells Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
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
Coronavirus. Image: Colourbox.dk
05 NOV

New guide to calculating the burden of disease of COVID-19

The European Burden of Disease Network, which includes researchers from the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, has developed a protocol for calculating the disease burden...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
20 OCT

Fluorine brought from the inorganic realm to bacterial cell factories

In a new study, researchers has succeeded in implanting a fluorination pathway in bacteria, an achievement that paves the way towards future biological production...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms
Image: DANMAP.org
08 OCT

Increased monitoring of multiresistant CPO-bacteria in Denmark

In 2019, the Danish Health Authority added multiresistant carbapenemase-producing bacteria (also called CPO) to their list of notifiable bacteria. While CPO in humans is...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Image: DANMAP.org
06 OCT

In the past ten years, antimicrobial use has decreased in Danish pigs, increased...

In 2019, Danish pig producers reached the target for reduction of antimicrobial usage set by the MRSA action plan. In contrast, antimicrobial use in calves has increased...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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
Chromologics
04 SEP

DTU spinout raises DKK 14 M in seed financing

DTU spinout Chromologics, receives DKK 14 M to accelerate the development and approval of ChromoRed, a natural and sustainable red food coloring.

Food production Fermentation
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
Foto: Shutterstock
02 JUN

Enzymes convert CO2 into green chemicals

Scientists activate enzymes’ ability to absorb CO2 from the air and convert and store it as eco-friendly chemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Energy Bioenergy Energy storage
Isoprenoids (blue haze) over Blue Mountains, Australia (Diliff / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
20 MAY

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change – and can become key to the production of valuable green chemicals...

Biological systems Synthetic biology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Ecosystems Air pollution Environmental chemistry