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2018
09 OCT

Professor Tilmann Weber on High Tech Summit: I look forward to extending my network...

High Tech Summit is being launched tomorrow. Professor Tilmann Weber is giving a Tech Talk and hopes to extend his network amongst the 4000 visitors.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
2017
14 JUN

Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spread

Scientists have revealed that certain disease-causing bacteria get their resistance genes in a complex process involving bacterial ‘sex’. This new knowledge can potentially...

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13 JUN

Science is a cause for curious souls

Advocating for science in public was the theme when the rewarded American professor Kenneth R. Miller spoke at the PhD club’s event ‘Science Pub’. 

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15 MAY

Sci-fi computer gamers help scientists analyse big data

Why not make thousands of gamers do your (insurmountable) data analysis, instead of trying to do it yourself? It may sound crazy, but nevertheless, this was exactly what...

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11 APR

Study of penicillin fungi reveals great potential for new antibiotics

Even though the penicillin fungus provided the world with its first commercial antibiotic – penicillin – the fungus most likely still has a few tricks left up its sleeve...

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07 APR

Research break-through: Producing gasoline in yeast cell factories

There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme. But none have succeeded, until now. With these new findings, the enzyme FAS has started to produce...

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04 APR

Scientists discover how to make ‘click-on’ antibiotics

An international team of scientists have shown that they can modify a well-known antibiotic into new derivatives. The technique paves the way for new antibiotics, which...

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03 APR

Turning smelly waste into green chemicals and plastics

Researchers and companies enrolled in a new international project called DAFIA will turn fish waste and organic household rubbish into high value products such as plastic...

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24 MAR

Aging: The environment affects the genome

A new study of aging E. coli bacteria shows that cells mutate with age. With this knowledge, scientists will be able to make vulnerable genes more robust in order to...

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20 MAR

'Chemical warfare' plant enzymes could produce medicine in bacteria

Special enzymes from plants can produce valuable drugs and chemicals when introduced to bacteria, new research shows. Both anti-malarial, anti-cancer drugs, and psoriasis...

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07 MAR

Scandinavian collaboration to produce all human secreted proteins

A new research program has been started to produce all the human secreted proteins in mammalian cell factories. The program aims to facilitate studies of this important...

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06 MAR

The first steps towards strawberry pills against Alzheimer's

In a few years, you could probably take a strawberry pill to prevent Alzheimer's or red wine pills against heart diseases. Researchers have studied the beneficial molecules...

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17 FEB

Two researchers in top 10 of research-to-business in Europe

Two researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability figure on Labiotech.eu’s top 10 of European academics excelling in translating research into...

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07 FEB

One step closer to personalized antibiotic treatment

Microbes in the gut can “disarm” antibiotics, leading to antibiotic resistance and incurable infections. A new method makes it possible to quickly detect resistance genes...

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30 JAN

New pre-pilot plant will develop cell factories for industry

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted almost 118 M DKK for the establishment of a fermentation plant at DTU Biosustain. The plant will make it possible to test so-called...

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26 JAN

Research program on new antibiotics receives 58 M DKK

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted 58 Million DKK for a big research program aiming at discovering new antibiotics. The battle against antibiotic resistance is on...

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09 JAN

Important bio-chemical produced on a large scale by E.coli

E. coli cells have now been engineered into producing large quantities of serine, which is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many...

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2016
01 DEC

New computational model provides a tool for improving the production of valuable...

An extensive study involving partners from five continents has resulted in a model describing the metabolism of Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO). This model can be used...

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29 NOV

3 Directors on Thomson Reuters' highly cited list – again

3 Scientific Directors from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability appear – for the second year in a row – on the Thomson Reuters list of highly cited...

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24 NOV

Take a closer look at your E. coli

Researchers from the The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability have discovered that different E. coli strains, often thought to be very similar, actually...

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23 NOV

Growth switches make bacteria better at producing chemicals

A set of new molecular switches enable researchers to “push” bacteria to produce higher amounts of desired chemicals and proteins. The trick is to limit cell growth while...

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18 NOV

The Novozymes Award in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering 2016 goes to Bernhard...

Professor Bernhard Palsson received this year’s Novozymes Award within Biochemical and Chemical Engineering. As a young scientist, he was told that trying to compute...

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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 Prince...

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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...

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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’s attention with...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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 a great success...

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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 aim of this...

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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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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 an...

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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...

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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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01 APR

Using big “bio-data” to design better cell factories

The EU has granted 6.3 million Euros to the project DD-DeCaF, coordinated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark...

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