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Helle Krogh Johansen, Rigshospitalet pressefoto
18 OCT

60 Million DKK for research in persistent bacterial infections

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted 60 Million DKK to a research project that will use miniature organ models to study persistent infections.

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases Artificial organs Physiological modelling
Christian Bille Jendresen - Cysbio
16 OCT

Taking the big leap from academia to business

Christian Bille Jendresen has taken the big leap from academia to business in the start-up Cysbio – a company originating from DTU Biosustain. Today, he is Director...

Credit: Colourbox
11 OCT

Baker’s yeast could pave the way for fossil-free plastic production

Ordinary baker’s yeast can be genetically engineered to produce an acid known as 3HP. This acid can be converted into acrylic acid, which, among other things, is...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
DNA
09 OCT

CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability has developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. It addresses the problem...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Pre-Pilot Plant at DTU Biosustain contains some of the most advanced equipment for purification and optimisation of fermentation
07 OCT

Discover the Pre-Pilot Plant: A place for optimisation & scale-up

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain, has an increased focus on entrepreneurship. This has resulted in the establishment of a Pre...

Fermentation Biotechnology and biochemistry Organic chemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
Sheila and Alex with Blue Flame Award from Addgene
04 OCT

Prestigious Blue Flame Award granted for ‘deletion’ plasmid

The plasmid pSIJ8 is a world-traveller! By now, it has been distributed to over 130 laboratories and companies via Addgene. Thus, the developers of pSIJ8 have been...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Biosustain Magazine Oct. 2019 issue
02 OCT

New Biosustain Magazine out now!

In this issue, we celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation. Meet an entrepreneur with green blood in his veins, a start-up that sells science, and have a look inside our...

Photo: DTU
11 SEP

DKK 40 million for bold research ideas

21 of 52 projects which receive grants from VILLUM FONDEN under the Villum Experiment programme are from DTU.

03 SEP

Why transporters really matter for cell factories

Scientists discover the secret behind some protein transporters’ superiority. One transporter, MAE1, can export organic acids out of yeast spending close-to-zero...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Cell energy depends on ATP,  yeast E.coli
23 AUG

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

Researchers have now shed light on how bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells’ energy use is essential for industrial...

DNA methylation
19 AUG

Scientists uncover mystery of DNA methylation

To a large extent, DNA methylation, which regulates vital cell functions, is still a mystery to the scientific world. Now, scientists have developed a method to quickly...

Photo: Anders Østerby Mønsted
19 AUG

Start-up to challenge big guns with artificial cannabis substances

With its tailored cannabis substances, the biotech start-up Octarine Bio is eyeing the growing market for pain relieving drugs.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Patient biotech
08 AUG

What biotech can do for patients

Most people have probably heard about gene therapy, stem cell therapy and precision medicine. But how far have we come? Here, we provide a status of what biotechnology...

28 JUN

New Biosustain Magazine out now

The fifth issue of Biosustain Magazine is now ready to be read and enjoyed. In this issue, you can read how biotechnology will benefit patients in the future, an exclusive...

20 JUN

Biotech start-up targets billion-dollar market by producing superior cannabinoids...

The young biotech start-up Octarine Bio seeks to commercialize the production of brand-new tailored cannabinoids in yeast. Around one thousand new molecules have already...

28 MAY

Irina Borodina wins 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators

Group Leader at DTU Biosustain and Co-founder of BioPhero, Irina Borodina, was awarded the prestigious 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators at an official ceremony at the...

23 MAY

Nobel Prize laureate visited DTU Biosustain

Biology can solve the world’s most pressing problems, but political will is needed to change status quo. That was one of Nobel Prize laureate Frances Arnold&rsquo...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 MAY

Machine learning reveals a new bacterial weak spot to antibiotics

Feeding lots of experimental data into an open machine learning algorithm revealed that antibiotics create certain metabolic stress in bacteria. This knowledge could be...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
10 MAY

Conference highlighted major questions and advances in natural products research

160 top scientists discussed and presented their work in the field of natural products research at big Copenhagen Bioscience Conference. The red hot topics were natural...

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09 MAY

DTU Biosustain joins Global Biofoundries Alliance

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) joins the Global Biofoundries Alliance. This new initiative will strengthen international collaboration...

Biotechnology and biochemistry

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