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2020
SecondCircle
07 OCT

Greentech start-up ready to rule the carbon recycling jungle

The DTU Biosustain spin-out SecondCircle gets ready to take their green biotech solutions for carbon recycling to market. The secret behind their technology is ‘hot...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Fermentation Synthetic biology
Researcher microscope
02 OCT

DTU Biosustain involved in two Clinical Academic Groups

Four new Clinical Academic Groups have been established. DTU Biosustain is involved in two; one focusing on metabolic modelling of the endothelial cells and one on multi...

Cells Biological systems Mathematical modelling Health and diseases Genes and genomes
Nature Communications: “Combining mechanistic and machine learning models for predictive engineering and optimization of tryptophan metabolism"
26 SEP

Algorithms can engineer cells for you

Berkeley Lab scientists in collaboration with DTU Biosustain researchers develop and train a tool that could drastically speed up the ability to design new biological systems...

Biological systems Synthetic biology Mathematical modelling
10 JUN

EUR 100 million support to create green solutions and products for the benefit...

Denmark’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, has awarded a grant of EUR 100 million to DTU Biosustain, paving the way for the development of new sustainable...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells
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

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