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Isoprenoids (blue haze) over Blue Mountains, Australia (Diliff / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
20 MAY

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change – and can become key to the production of valuable green chemicals...

Biological systems Synthetic biology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Ecosystems Air pollution Environmental chemistry
Human1 is the newest, most advanced, and highest quality genome-scale model for human metabolism (stock photo/Colourbox)
22 APR

New metabolic model predicts features of human diseases

By linking thousands of cellular tell-tale molecules, the metabolic model Human1 can assist researchers in developing diagnostic tools and drugs against diseases such as...

Biological systems Mathematical modelling Computer calculations Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
2019
20 DEC

ALE: A method for rapid improvements in biotech

Researchers have looked through studies about Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) in industrial biotech and show that ALE, if used smartly, can efficiently improve production...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells
29 NOV

’Batman’ yeast makes fruity, milky food flavours

Researchers have engineered yeast to make fruity, milky flavours in a one-step process. Making these lovely smelling flavours involves bat genes and can make production...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Cells
Zostera marina. Photographer: Christian Bille Jendresen
04 NOV

Eelgrass acid produced by cell factories for the first time

Scientists are now able to produce a wide range of sulfated aromatic compounds such as antifouling eelgrass acid, resveratrol and vanillic acid derivatives using microbial...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Synthetic biology Organic chemistry
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
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
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
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
Tilmann HTS
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
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

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29 MAY 2020