FBM initiative

Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM)

The Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative provides research-based expert education in fermentation on Master-, PhD-, and professional level. The initiative was founded by DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain and DTU Chemical Engineering in collaboration with several industry partners, and it is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.


The FBM Initiative

FBM Initiative

The Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing initiative (FBM) offers a comprehensive research-based education and training program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). It covers various experience levels, i.e. graduate (MSc), post graduate (PhD), and continuing education (CE). 

The FBM education is based on cutting-edge research, covering all aspects of fermentation, e.g., fundamental physiology of production organisms, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, scale-up process technology, and downstream processing.

Embedded in the Copenhagen area, one of the world's strongest biotech and pharma clusters, the FBM Initiative offers a unique and internationally leading education and research environment that provides exceptional conditions for all learners.

Stimulated by the biotech industry's growing demand for fermentation experts, the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative was founded to provide tailor-made academic education in FBM for Master-students, PhD-students and Continued Education for professionals. The key elements of fermentation, i.e. bioreactor engineering and cell-factory engineering, are combined in the integrated education programs of the FBM Initiative.

For general questions regarding the initiative and enrolment, contact Joint Program Manager Friederike Buchholz from DTU Bioengineering.

For questions concerning fermentation at DTU Biosustain and our involvement in the FBM initiative, contact Dr. Andreas Worberg from DTU Biosustain.


Friederike Buchholz
Joint Program Manager
DTU Bioengineering
+45 93 51 89 33


Andreas Worberg
Chief Commercial Officer
DTU Biosustain
+45 93 51 89 00