Externally Funded Projects

DTU Biosustain has a good track record in securing external funding. This forms and strengthens our core research fields. Leading scientists are project coordinators in various EU-funded projects and participate in a number of others all listed below. In addition we also lead and participate in a number of small grants, both national and international.

Title Project Leader Funding source  
IIMENA - Integration of Informatics and Metabolic Engineering for the discovery and production of Novel Antibiotics Tilmann Weber  The Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Fonden

LipoFINE - Yarrowia lipolytica as a platform cell factory for fine chemicals

Irina Borodina
The Novo Nordisk Foundation - Biotechnology-based Synthesis and Production Research Novo Nordisk Fonden
RMUALE – Generation of Raw Material Utilizing Platform Strains by Adaptive Laboratory Evolution Adam Feist
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Fonden
Explaining the Warburg effect through a detailed kinetic and regulatory model of central carbon metabolism in cultured mammalian cells Lars K. Nielsen The Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Biobase – Biosensor-based genome screening platform for the production of Biosynthetic Precursors and coFactors in E. coli Morten Sommer
The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Novo Nordisk Fonden
Biological synthesis of charged compounds for novel functional polymers. Christian Bille The Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Microbes. Engineering of polyketide synthases to biotechnologically produce click-able polyketides Tilmann Weber
The Novo Nordisk Foundation
 Novo Nordisk Fonden
NNFSYN13. Production of biochemicals from gasified biomass using thermophilic fermentation. Biotechnology-based synthesis and production research
Alex Toftgaard Nielsen
The Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Genome CRISPR, Genome-wide CRISPR engineering tools towards improved therapeutic protein production Helene Faustrup Kildegard The Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Fonden
NNF 3-hydroxy, Production of the platform chemical 3-hydroxypropanoate in Bacillus subtilis Ivan Mijakovic The Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Fonden
Decouple - Decoupling of growth from production of biochemicals and proteins Alex Toftgaard Nielsen The Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Fonden
 NNF Prize to Søren Molin Søren Molin The Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Fonden
Ambition -  Advanced biofuel production with energy system integration Alex Toftgaard Nielsen Horizon2020 – Societal Challenges EU
PROMYS - EU. Programming synthetic networks for bio-based production of value chemicals. Morten Sommer
The European Union - FP7 EU
BioREFINE-2G - EU. Development of 2nd Generation Biorefineries – Production of Dicarboxylic Acids and Bio-based Polymers Derived Thereof Irina Borodina
The European Union - FP7 EU
PAcMEN - Predictive and Accelerated Metabolic Engineering Network Jens Nielsen

Horizon2020 – Excellent Science: Marie Curie ITN

EU
eCHO Systems – CHO cell platform for production of biopharmaceuticals
Mikael Rørdam Andersen
Horizon2020 – Excellent Science

EU
DD-DeCaF. Bioinformatics Services for Data-Driven Design of Cell Factories and Communities
Markus Herrgard

Horizon2020: Industrial Leadership

EU
DAFIA - Biomacromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications  Irina Borodina Horizon2020: Industrial Leadership
EU
MetaRNA - EU. Science at the interface between RNA biology and metabolism Morten Sommer

Horizon2020 – Excellent Science

EU
LimitMDR - Utilizing evolutionary interactions to limit multidrug resistance Morten Sommer
 
Horizon2020 – Excellent Science
EU
CeIESTial. Industrial Cell Factories and Sustainable Bioprocessing for Future Bioeconomy.  Morten Nørholm  Horizon2020 - Spreading Excellence EU
HC Ørsted COfund. Development of tools for precise genome engineering in lactic acid bacteria Alexey Dudnik HC Ørsted Cofund
GS-NaP - Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles  Priyanka Singh HC Ørsted Cofund
SynPath – Synthetic biochemical pathways for efficient production of novel biofuels. Konstantin Schneider
ERA/Danish Research Council

ERA
EcoYeast – Mastering the economics of adaptation through constraint-based modeling in yeast
Jens Nielsen

ERA/Danish Research Council
ERA
CO2CHEM – Biological conversion of CO2 to the platform Chemical 3-hydroxypropanoic acid Alex Toftgaard Nielsen
ERA/Danish Research Council ERA
ThermoFactories. Thermophilic cell factories for efficient conversion of brown algae biomass to high-value Chemicals.
Alex Toftgaard Nielsen
 ERA/Danish Research Council
ERA

Coping with the ER stress: Enhancement of therapeutic protein production in CHO cells Tae Kwang Ha  DFF - Teknologi og Produktion (FTP) Det frie forskningsråd
SIPROS: Virtual Laboratory Simulations for Increased Productivity and Occupational Standards in the Biotechnology Industry Morten Sommer

The Danish Research Council Det frie forskningsråd
Ribosome – Is the ribosome a target for adaptive mutations?  Søren Molin
The Danish Research Council
Det frie forskningsråd
Novel Treatment Stragegies for countering drug resistance.  Morten Sommer

 The Danish Research Council – Sapere Aude Det frie forskningsråd

COPL - COnsertia based Production of biochemicals from Lignocellulosic biomass Sheila Jensen DFF - Teknologi og Produktion (FTP) Det frie forskningsråd
CEMist - Center of Excellence for Microbial Secondary Metabolism  Tilmann Weber  Grundforskningsfonden
NoIn Collagen. Production of hydrolysed collagen from fishery byproducts.
Alex Toftgaard Nielsen

Nordic Innovation
Norden
Enzyme discovery for novel vitamin pathway design and optimization of cell factories
Morten Sommer

Innovations foundation
Innovationsfonden
EFPRO2 – Environmentally Freindly Protein Production Markus Herrgard
Innovations foundation
Innovationsfonden
ABIVIP – Accelerating BIo-based VItamin Production.  Alex Toftgaard Nielsen
Innovations foundation
Innovationsfonden
Elucidating antibiotic resistance gene exchange networks
Morten Sommer

Lundbeckfonden Lundbeckfonden
Guest Professor  Dominique Schneider  Lundbeckfonden Lundbeckfonden
Hands-off Nikolaus Sonnenschein  Villum Fonden