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2020
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
2017
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
P450, credit: Jag123 from .en
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Researchers to produce all human secreted proteins
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...

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

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Top10
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Microbes in the human gut can harbour resistance genes
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...

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

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

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

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
2016
Chinese hamster
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Publikationer DTU Biosustain
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Heat map Adam Feist et al
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...

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

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