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2016
Inauguration at DTU Biosustain
17 NOV

HRH Prince Joachim was impressed with DTU Biosustain

On November 17, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim cut the ribbon to the new home of The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability – DTU Biosustain. The...

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14 NOV

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants almost 8 Mio. DKK to three CFB projects

Three researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) have each been granted more than 2.5 Mio. DKK by the Novo Nordisk Foundation for projects...

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From Idea to Innovation
13 OCT

Drop your tacit constraints: How to become more creative

The PhD club arranged an event called “From Idea to Innovation” with a line-up of three experienced external speakers. The first speaker caught everyone&rsquo...

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Helene Faustrup Kildegaard is one of the researchers ‘forcing’ animal cells to produce substances that can be used in anti-cancer drugs, for example. Photo: Ulrik Jantzen
07 OCT

Drugs from hamster cells

What on earth have Chinese hamsters to do with medical drugs? Quite a lot as it turns out, as hamster cells can be programmed to sustainably produce anti-cancer drugs...

Bacteria and microorganisms Fermentation Synthetic biology
E. coli riboswitch
04 OCT

New biosensor reveals transporter proteins – points towards new antibiotics

A new cutting edge biological sensor have led to the discovery of 25 transporter proteins in bacteria. Transporters control bacterial communication and their uptake of...

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Fluorescent yeast cells microscope
22 SEP

New biosensors enable real-time monitoring of chemical production.

Living cells can be genetically modified to produce valuable chemicals. But identifying the best performing cells is often hard and tedious. Now, researchers have developed...

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PAcMEN
21 SEP

Future PAcMEN will hunt for bio-fuels and bio-chemicals

Even though the name implies it, the PAcMEN program has nothing to do with hungry cheeses hunting for ghosts. Instead, the PAcMEN-program – which has now been granted...

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 Illustration of a method of DNA sequencing. Credit: Colourbox
15 SEP

DTU Biosustain receives a computational power shot of DKK 90 million

A grant of DKK 90 million (EUR 12 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation gives DTU Biosustain an enormous ‘computational injection’. The goal is to develop...

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Software Carpentry Course
13 SEP

35 students took new mini-course in software carpentry

With a new mini-course, students can now get a taste of what it takes to become a skilled ‘software carpenter’ and to do advanced computational metabolic engineering...

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Photo: Vibeke Hempler
05 SEP

18 new H. C. Ørsted postdocs

DTU recently welcomed 18 highly talented researchers who have been granted a H.C. Ørsted COFUND postdoc fellowship. The 18 researchers come from all over the world...

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD
05 SEP

14 exceptional talents enter new PhD Programme

This September, a group of fourteen ambitious, international students will join the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme – an interdisciplinary PhD Programme within...

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Tilmann Weber
21 JUL

Out now: Special issue edited by DTU Biosustain Researcher

How do you discover unknown bio-active molecules with important medical or health effects? And how do you detect and engineer cells to produce big amounts of it? Tilmann...

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From right to left: Irina Borodina, Jens Nielsen, Bernhard Palsson and Vassily Hatzimanikatis, EPFL, Switzerland
12 JUL

Professor and Group Leader receive prestigious awards

Two prominent researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain, received awards at the International Metabolic Engineering Conference...

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GFP E. Coli (From Wendel et al. 2016 in Microbial Cell Factories 2016, 15:71, DOI: 10.1186/s12934-016-0474-y)
04 JUL

Camel-antibody ‘lamp’ reveals proteins on the surface of bacteria

Displaying proteins on the surface of living bacteria is time consuming and difficult. Nonetheless, it is an attractive technology in for instance antibody production and...

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Advanced Experimental Synthetic Biology summer 2016
24 JUN

Course was a great success

All students enrolled in DTU Biosustain's new course ‘Advanced Experimental Synthetic Biology’ have now passed the exam brilliantly. Overall the course was...

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Advanced Experimental Synthetic Biology summer 2016
06 JUN

Learn how to create a high-performance cell factory

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is launching a new course called ‘Advanced Experimental Synthetic Biology for Cell Factories’. The...

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Cell Culture Engineering Conference
27 MAY

CFB took home three awards at exclusive conference

At the highly esteemed Cell Culture Engineering Conference, three out of eight poster awards were given to staff members from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability...

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BacTory
23 MAY

14 new bacterial experts are about to hit the industry

This summer 14 PhD students from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability’s BacTory program will graduate. The students have been collaborating with...

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Labster/Youtube
21 APR

PhD graduate from DTU Biosustain receives design prize

Mads Bonde did his PhD-thesis at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain, and is one of the founders of Labster Virtual Laboratories &ndash...

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Photo credit: Anar Hoboken Murphy, Wiley Blackwell
05 APR

Paper on hemoglobin-producing yeast cells wins prestigious prize

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center For Biosustainability has shown that yeast cells can produce great amounts of active human hemoglobin – the proteins...

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