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2019
03 JUL

Become a fisheries engineer in Greenland and Denmark

DTU offers a new BEng programme: Fisheries Technology.

Food, fish and agriculture
02 JUL

Fortified foods can alleviate vitamin D deficiency in Denmark

Foods fortified with vitamin D have proved to be effective in avoiding vitamin D deficiency among Danish and Pakistani women during winter, according to a study from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
20 JUN

Caffeic acid can slow down oxidation of fish oil in foods

New knowledge from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can make it easier to add fish oil to fatty foods without them quickly going rancid...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
17 JUN

Underwater robot can count starfish and measure biomass

Specially developed smart sensors and underwater cameras can enable robots to handle monitoring tasks in the sea  

Food, fish and agriculture Robot technology and automation Mathematical modelling
03 JUN

Come to an Open Day on 11/6 at the National Food Institute

The programme is now available for the National Food Institute’s Open Day on 11 June 2019. The institute is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
27 MAY

Parasites hinder organic trout production

Optimum water conditions, hiding places for fish, and the prevention and reduction of parasites and bacteria to secure organic trout fry.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Aquaculture
27 MAY

Well-documented path from farm to fork

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism. The National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
24 MAY

Organic mussels ready to be served on the Danes’ dinner tables

A longer harvest season, stable production and collaboration with the retail sector are to increase the Danes’ appetite for farmed mussels, which are being exported today...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
23 MAY

Organic and delicious, but unknown in Denmark

Organic common mussels are easy to grow on ropes in Denmark. Nevertheless, few find their way to Danish consumers.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
20 MAY

Chickpea cooking water recycled to make a vegan dessert

A vegan mousse based on chickpea cooking water—aquafaba—won the competition for innovative and sustainable foods.

Food production Health-promoting compounds Innovation and product development Food technology
15 MAY

A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
07 MAY

No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according to an assessment from the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
06 MAY

Come to an Open Day at the National Food Institute

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners to an Open Day on 11 June 2019 where...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
11 APR

Intestinal bacteria and their genetics determine dietary advice

Dietary advice should be more personalized and based on knowledge of the composition of the individual person’s intestinal bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
11 APR

Small underwater drone to help fishermen

Young researcher contributes to the development of a small new autonomous underwater vehicle which is to help fishermen identify shoals of fish.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Fisheries and fish stocks
03 APR

Copenhageners’ biowaste may become steaks

A new project will develop technology for extracting protein from organic waste, which can subsequently be used as a protein supplement for humans or in animal...

Food production
25 MAR

From menace to resource: Starfish become animal feed

The world’s first starfish meal factory will be inaugurated at the Limfjord on Friday, 29 March as a result of collaboration between universities and businesses.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
21 MAR

Join a WHO webinar on global disease surveillance

Hear how analysis of sewage can be used to monitor the global occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases during a webinar on 26 March.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
15 MAR

Can insects feed the world

Putting insects on the menu requires more than just good presentation, according to Roberto Flore, a renowned chef who has travelled far and wide to explore the world of...

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
15 MAR

Fish can be fed plant waste products

Fish from fish farms are feeding more and more mouths. But what should the fish eat? Research shows that plant proteins may be the answer.

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
15 MAR

From seaweed to proteins

Food researchers have invented methods for extracting proteins from seaweed. One of them is now being tested in a pilot plant at ingredient producer CP Kelco .

Enzymes and proteins Biotechnology and biochemistry Food technology
15 MAR

New protein sources

Cases for DTU’s research and innovation in relation to proteins for animal feed and food products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
11 MAR

Sustainable beer made from surplus sushi rice

Research from the Technical University of Denmark allows excess rice intended for use in sushi to be converted into beer.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
08 MAR

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Health and diseases
28 FEB

The UN highlights Danish fight against antimicrobial resistance

In the fight against antibiotic resistance, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, is encouraging other countries to be inspired by Denmark's experience in reducing...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
26 FEB

Do risk assessments of endocrine disruptors provide sufficient protection?

Risk assessments of endocrine disruptors should take better account of uncertainties relating to harmful effects to ensure the risk is not underestimated.  

Food safety Health and diseases
19 FEB

New study programme focusing on Greenland and global fisheries

Students can now apply to enrol in a new BEng programme— Fisheries Technology —starting in September.

Food, fish and agriculture
14 FEB

Students awarded prize for vegan do-it-yourself cheese

Four master students at the Technical University of Denmark have once again won a prize for their do-it-yourself product, which transforms chickpea brine into a vegan...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
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
01 FEB

International workshop on aquaculture technology

Workshop invites industrial partners and researchers to share newest knowledge and developments in recirculation aquaculture technology 

Aquaculture Food production Fish and shellfish
28 JAN

Four DTU researchers chosen as Villum Young Investigators

Four young DTU researchers will each receive DKK 10 million for their research. This takes place at the annual appointment of Villum Young Investigators, at which VILLUM...

Aquaculture Hardware and components Telecommunication Building design Building construction Health and diseases Ecosystems
28 JAN

Hygienic design testing helps ensure a high level of food safety

For five years, the DTU Centre for Hygienic Design has helped to ensure that the food industry’s equipment can be cleaned in a way that supports Denmark's very high level...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
14 JAN

Grass to be turned into profitable and safe source of protein

In a project headed by DTU Food, researchers and companies are working together to find a profitable way to extract protein from grass and to make this protein taste delicious...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
10 JAN

Danish antimicrobial surveillance model inspires in Asia

In their efforts to monitor and control antimicrobial use in humans and animals, Asian authorities have been learning from the experience gained by Danish experts at...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2018
13 DEC

The world comes to DTU to learn more about food safety

Students from all over the world have learned about the Danish way of securing a high level of food safety during a DANIDA-financed stay at the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
13 DEC

New collaboration addresses marine plastic pollution

DTU is co-operating with four other research institutions to investigate the impact of plastic in the ocean and the need for new legislation

Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Fish and shellfish
06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
04 DEC

Research enables the food sector to reuse water

Research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that it is possible to clean chicken feet using 50% less water and that cleaning water can be reused in cooling...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
29 NOV

Students invent eco-friendly vegan cheese

A team of master’s degree students receive an award for an innovative product that reduces food waste and has minimal impact on climate.

Food production
28 NOV

Students to make ingredients from new biomasses and by-products

A new course will enable students at the Technical University of Denmark to extract extra value from the food industry's by-products by creating new, sustainable ingredients...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
22 NOV

Students will soon be able to code and grow greens in class

Danish primary school students are allowed to play with their food in a new project, which lets them grow their own greens in biology class using a food computer.

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
15 NOV

No reason to recommend a low-gluten diet for everyone

Large study of the effects of eating a low-gluten diet has not prompted the researchers behind it to recommend that people eat a gluten-free diet—unless they suffer from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
11 NOV

Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
01 NOV

Extraordinary effort in the study of gut bacteria recognized

Postdoc Martin Laursen from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has received a Young Researcher Award from the university for his study of the...

Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
31 OCT

Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark have established that there is solid scientific evidence that nine ”new” chemical...

Food safety Health and diseases
29 OCT

Among 15-55-year-old Danes, one in six consume sports nutrition products

Approximately 16% of Danish 15-55-year-olds consume sports nutrition products and one in three users have experienced adverse effects following consumption, according...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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
16 OCT

Robot tracks environmental DNA from fish on seabed

Researchers from DTU Aqua are currently testing the world’s first underwater eDNA laboratory. It checks the water daily for DNA traces from four species of fish

Fisheries and fish stocks Genes and genomes
08 OCT

Marine litter in the North Sea to be mapped

How much marine litter is floating around in the water column of the North Sea? How is it distributed, and what type is it? This will now be mapped in a new research project...

Fisheries and fish stocks Environment and pollution
02 OCT

Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased four years in a row

The use of antimicrobials in animals in Denmark fell in 2017. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2017. Antimicrobial consumption has now decreased...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
23 AUG

Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of...

Health and diseases Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
20 AUG

Increase in large-bodied fish stocks in the North Sea

Signs of recovery are appearing among previously overfished large-bodied fish stocks. This is good news, but may also present new challenges.

Fisheries and fish stocks
24 JUL

Out-of-the-box thinking transforms carrot peel into carrot flour

Carrot peel is turned into flour instead of compost thanks to an idea developed by DTU students during a course on innovation and collaboration. The course lecturers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
18 JUL

Surplus mussles turned into sustainable feed

Mussles that are too small to sell as food for humans are turned into sustainable, organic animal feed in a project at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food technology
11 JUL

Large increase in smolt after weirs removed from river

New study shows massive benefits for trout following full river restoration in a lowland river

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
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
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

Fish to be counted using rocket science

Sustainable fishing requires that the right fish are caught in the right quantities. A new research project will provide better calculation methods.

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
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
17 MAY

Mathematics for healthier fish products

Mathematical models from DTU are being used to develop new fish products with less salt and more flavour.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Mathematical modelling
15 MAY

Anglers supply data for climate research

Researchers have developed a garfish barometer, on which anglers can follow garfish fishing and contribute to climate research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Climate adaption
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
13 APR

New centre for human and veterinary diagnoses

DTU sets up a new centre for diagnostics which will act as a hub in a network of research, business, and communication.

Food, fish and agriculture
26 MAR

Food safety cooperation between Denmark and Japan

A new Memorandum of Cooperation between DTU and the Food Safety Commission of Japan will strengthen Denmark and Japan’s scientific cooperation in the area of food safety...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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
14 MAR

Online course from DTU among the best in the world

A free online course from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, about whole genome sequencing has been named as one of the 20 best new MOOC e...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety
01 MAR

DTU to expand its scientific advice to the EU on chemicals in food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed EU Reference Laboratory in the fields of processing contaminants in food as well as metals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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
20 FEB

Everyone can get the urge for an ice cream—even when it is made from seaweed

Two students created an ice cream made from seaweed, berries and fruit from Scandinavia and won a competition regarding innovative and sustainable foods

Nutrition and dietary habits Food production
14 FEB

DTU Vet in new constellation

DTU has found a form which ensures continuation of the excellent research, the academic and scientific competence, the educational activities, and the emergency response...

Livestock diseases
08 FEB

Oyster hatchery on the island of Mors

With an appropriation under the Danish Finance Act of EUR 4 million (DKK 30 million), the Danish Shellfish Centre will strengthen food production on Mors.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
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
30 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Summer school in Denmark once again gives students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
25 JAN

Green idea aims to make people eat grass

Grass protein can help to feed the world's growing population - and can be manufactured in a financially viable and sustainable way.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
23 JAN

European method to determine iodine content in animal feed

New method has been developed to ensure that iodine content in animal feed stays below the European maximum levels limits set to protect both animals and consumers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
15 JAN

Good bacteria last longer with a sugar coating

Chr. Hansen and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark are joining forces to find a way to encapsulate health-promoting bacteria. The goal of the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
10 JAN

Masterclass on sustainability in food production

Professor Peter Ruhdal Jensen from the National Food Institute gives the presentation "From Waste to Resource" at a masterclass held by the Danish Food Cluster at the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
2017
20 DEC

Invitation to Professor Charlotte Jacobsen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how better utilization of marine resources can help to feed the world’s population. 

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
19 DEC

Researchers design flexible cattle disease strategy

Paratuberculosis in cattle places heavy financial burden on agriculture. However, it can be combated far more cheaply using a smarter testing strategy.

Food, fish and agriculture Livestock diseases Production animals
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

Chicken still main source of campylobacter infections in Denmark

Almost half of all campylobacter infections in Denmark are caused by consumption of domestic chicken meat, but dogs and contaminated seawater also cause a smaller proportion...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
13 DEC

First step towards mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

New report presents the first collection of knowledge about derelict fishing gear in Denmark

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
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
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
03 NOV

HRH The Crown Prince inaugurates new building complex

The inauguration of DTU’s new building complex—which brings together a large part of the University’s research environment within life sciences and bioengineering—was kicked...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
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
23 OCT

Microplastics in the Baltic have not risen for 30 years

The concentration of microplastics in water and fish from the Baltic Sea has been constant for the past 30 years, despite a substantial increase in plastic production...

Ecosystems Fish and shellfish
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
23 OCT

New idea to keep fruit and vegetables out of the waste bin

A container that provides optimum conditions for storing fruit and vegetables so they stay fresh for much longer has won first prize in a competition at DTU, which challenges...

Food, fish and agriculture
17 OCT

Successful tagging of 18 bluefin tuna in Denmark and Sweden

For the first time ever tagging of bluefin tuna has taken place in Danish and Swedish waters. The tags will collect important knowledge of the tuna that are present in...

Fisheries and fish stocks
09 SEP

Tuna tagging for the first time ever in Denmark and Sweden

Today DTU Aqua, SLU Aqua and WWF will start tagging bluefin tuna to get a better understanding of why the fish have begun returning to Danish and Swedish waters, after...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
04 SEP

Fisheries physicist boils theory down to five words

This month Professor Ken H. Andersen will defend his doctoral dissertation written on the basis of 10 years’ research and which resulted in his development of new fishery...

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
02 AUG

Learn about whole genome sequencing - for free

With just a few clicks of a mouse, students around the world can access a free online course on whole genome sequencing – an approach that allows a microorganism’s entire...

Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes
29 MAY

Great interest globally in online course on antimicrobial resistance

In just one year, more than 14,000 students from all over the world have learnt how bacteria develop and spread resistance and how to test bacteria for the presence of...

Food safety
Photo: Marianne Vang Ryde
18 MAY

Beer is really just a by-product

At DTU Brewery, the students draw on several study programmes to learn about food equipment, hygiene, and processes. We went along to watch Rasmus carry out his first brewing...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
10 MAY

Tropical plant combats parasites in chickens

With an extract from a tropical plant, DTU researchers have found a way to combat parasites in chickens.

Food, fish and agriculture Production animals Livestock diseases
07 APR

Citrus peel to ensure healthy stomachs

CP Kelco is a leading international supplier of gelling agents for foods. Focus has now shifted towards the health benefits of the ingredients

Food production