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Photo: Accelerbiotics
08 JUL

Using gene technology to trace coronavirus

Danish biotech start-up will use technology to purify genetic materials to screen and analyse coronavirus test samples.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
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
TEA-LCA framework
28 MAY

Balancing the economy while saving the planet

A new research-based framework lets companies make informed decisions balancing economic and sustainability factors when producing biochemicals.

Fermentation Bioenergy Life cycle analysis
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
Foto: Colourbox
11 MAY

Anthelmintic drug may be effective against COVID-19

The drug Niclosamide will now be clinically tested for treating coronavirus. DTU Professor Morten Sommer is looking forward to testing the drug in collaboration with a...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Accelerbiotics
07 MAY

Biotech startup gets funding from Innovation Fund Denmark

The young company Accelerbiotics has received 470,000 DKK to develop two new platforms for quicker analysis done in large scale by medical companies, in research and at...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Data analysis
04 MAY

Discovery of bacterial enzyme activity could lead to new sugar-based drugs

Researchers from DTU have revealed the structure of an enzyme that can convert low-cost sugars into hard-to-produce alpha-GalNAc sugars with therapeutic properties for...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins
Doctor testing patient for Covid-19
22 APR

DTU researchers produce enzymes needed for corona tests

In a very short amount of time, researchers at DTU have succeeded in producing enzymes that are used in corona tests.

Viruses Enzymes and proteins Synthetic biology Fermentation Genes and genomes Health and diseases
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
16 APR

Psychedelic compound from magic mushrooms produced in yeast

Scientists from DTU Biosustain prove that psilocybin, a potential drug for treating depression and other psychological conditions can be produced in yeast.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
19 FEB

Research shows the way to more efficient EPO production

EPO, an important drug for treating anemia, can now be produced in higher quantities and with better quality in mammalian cells designed using CRISPR.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells
17 FEB

Antioxidant in mushrooms may relieve features of ‘pregnancy hypertension’

A new study in rats suggests that the natural antioxidant L-ergothioneine could alleviate the characteristics of pre-eclampsia. Researchers at DTU Biosustain work to produce...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
14 JAN

Life Cycle Assessment of bio-chemical production

New research concerning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals challenges and opportunities in bio-chemical production.

Bacteria and microorganisms Fermentation Biotechnology and biochemistry
DTU indgår aftale med BioInnovation Institute om vækstmiljø for biotech-spinouts
08 JAN

New agreement on growth environment for biotech spin-outs

DTU has entered into an agreement with the Bioinnovation Institute to establish research groups in a new growth and funding environment for biotech spin-outs.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
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
OLEFINE
13 NOV

Bio-pheromones successfully tested in field trials

The EU-funded OLEFINE project has now proven the efficacy of non-toxic, non-chemical bio-based pheromones both in the laboratory and in field trials. Pheromones are...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Fermentation Ecosystems
11 NOV

Potential vitamin and Alzheimer’s drug produced in yeast

Scientists prove that ergothioneine, an important compound that may be used to delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, can be produced in baker...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins Fermentation
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
Helle Krogh Johansen, Rigshospitalet pressefoto
18 OCT

60 Million DKK for research in persistent bacterial infections

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted 60 Million DKK to a research project that will use miniature organ models to study persistent infections.

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases Artificial organs Physiological modelling

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