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28 MAR

Irina Borodina receives Equinor Prize

Group Leader and Senior Researcher at DTU Biosustain, Irina Borodina, was awarded the prestigious Equinor Prize at an official ceremony at The National Museum of Denmark...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells
25 MAR

Danish biotech company announces the completion of a €5.5 M seed investment

The big Chinese fine chemical company Zhejiang NHU invests €5.5 M in the biotech start-up Cysbio to develop new and affordable biochemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
E.coli (SEM) by NIAID from Flickr
19 FEB

Cocktail of common antibiotics can fight resistant E. coli

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able to eliminate multi-drug...

Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms
05 FEB

New anti-CRISPR proteins discovered in soil and human gut

Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have found four new anti-CRISPR proteins that are distributed across different environments...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms
Photo: Pablo Ivan Nikel
10 JAN

Bacteria to produce sustainable fluorinated substances

A new EU project aims to modify bacteria, enabling them to produce fluorinated substances sustainably. Today, fluorinated products are produced chemically, which has significant...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
07 JAN

Using bacteria to produce fluorinated products sustainably

A new EU-project will focus on engineering bacteria to produce fluorinated compounds. Currently, these compounds can only be produced with traditional chemistry, which...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Biotechnology and biochemistry
2018
Enzyme researcher Ditte Hededam Welner uses genetic engineering to exploit E. coli bacteria in the production of indigo dye. Photo: Bax Lindhardt
05 DEC

Blue Jeans in a green way

Researchers exploit E. coli bacteria for new, greener production of indigo to dye jeans.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
04 DEC

Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast

New UN rules avert the production of therapeutic drugs formulated on naturally occurring plant molecules. A new research project will rescue the production by producing...

$name Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
antiSMASH database
07 NOV

Hunt for interesting metabolites with antiSMASH database

Scientists who treasure hunt for interesting bacterial metabolites using the online tool antiSMASH now have the opportunity to use an antiSMASH database with pre-calculated...

Software and programming Data analysis Computer calculations Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems
Lipid composition in cell membranes might hold promise to curing diseases like type 2 diabetes.
26 OCT

Tampering with cellular fats holds great promise

Researchers have found a way to engineer the lipid composition of cell membranes. The method described in Science makes it easier to investigate how cells are regulated...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Synthetic biology
2017
These soil bacteria have not (yet) ‘learned’ how to produce antimicrobial agents. Photo: Pep Charusanti.
13 NOV

Researchers hunt for tomorrow’s antimicrobial agents in the Christiania topsoil

The world desperately needs new types of antimicrobial agents to combat resistant bacteria. Researchers are therefore searching high and low for new antimicrobial agents...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Health and diseases
Antibiotic resistance
15 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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Science Pub
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’. ...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Project Discovery
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Penicillin Flavigenum
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
From left: Zhiwei, Jens, Anastasia. Photo by Martina Butorac
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Click chemistry - 2017 Coverpage Musiol-Kroll ACS SYNBIO
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Municipal waste
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
E. coli riboswitch
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 avoid...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology

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