Student Projects

Bachelor and Master students from Danish and international universities can do a research project at DTU Biosustain.

The projects are registered as a special course (10-20 ECTS) or Master thesis (30-60 ECTS).

If you cannot find a suitable project in the list below, do not despair! You can also formulate a project in dialog with a supervisor.

Please also make sure to search for projects in the DTU database.  Search for 'biosustain', and you will definitely find our projects.

Metabolic Engineering for Natural Products

Contact: Senior Scientist Dr. Tilmann Weber

  • Isolation and characterisation of metabolites active against gram-negative clinical isolates
  • Cloning, heterologous expression and characterisation of antibiotics biosynthetic pathways   
  • Development of algorithms to predict substrate specificity of biosynthetic enzymes
Metabolic Engineering of Yeast

Contact: Senior Scientist Dr. Irina Borodina 

  • Utilization of systems-level data for metabolic engineering
  • Metabolic engineering of oleaginous yeast for high-value chemicals   
  • Metabolic engineering of yeast for production of bulk chemicals from biomass feedstocks
Sequencing, Informatics, Modeling and Software (SIMS)

Contact: Professor Markus Herrgård or Senior Scientist Dr. Niko Sonnenschein

  • Development of methods for cell factory design based on metabolomics and fluxomics data
  • Integration of biosynthetic pathway finding with techno-economic modeling of bioprocesses
  • Data mining of large-scale screening data from DTU Biosustain automation platforms
  • Development of dynamic visualization tools for interpreting omics and screening data
Membrane Synthetic Biology

Contact: Senior Scientist Morten Nørholm 

  • Molecular mechanisms of aging and evolution
  • Recombinant protein production 
  • Synthetic Biology Tool Development
Optimizing sporulation and germination of Bacilli

(In collaboration with Chr HANSEN Plant Health Fermentation)
Contact: Professor Ivan Mijakovic

  • studying the heterogeneity of sporulation in high density conditions
  • studying the molecular mechanisms governing sporulation yield and germination speed
  • improving spore yield and speed of spore germination
  • methodology: genetic engineering, quantitative proteomics, phenotype characterization
Sequencing, Informatics, Modeling and Software (SIMS)

ContactProfessor Markus Herrgård or Senior Scientist Dr. Niko Sonnenschein

  • Development of methods for cell factory design based on metabolomics and fluxomics data.
  • Integration of biosynthetic pathway finding with techno-economic modeling of bioprocesses.
  • Data mining of large-scale screening data from DTU Biosustain automation platforms.
  • Development of dynamic visualization tools for interpreting omics and screening data.