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2020
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
DNA
09 OCT

CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability has developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. It addresses the problem...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
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
03 SEP

Why transporters really matter for cell factories

Scientists discover the secret behind some protein transporters’ superiority. One transporter, MAE1, can export organic acids out of yeast spending close-to-zero...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Photo: Anders Østerby Mønsted
19 AUG

Start-up to challenge big guns with artificial cannabis substances

With its tailored cannabis substances, the biotech start-up Octarine Bio is eyeing the growing market for pain relieving drugs.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
23 MAY

Nobel Prize laureate visited DTU Biosustain

Biology can solve the world’s most pressing problems, but political will is needed to change status quo. That was one of Nobel Prize laureate Frances Arnold&rsquo...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 MAY

Machine learning reveals a new bacterial weak spot to antibiotics

Feeding lots of experimental data into an open machine learning algorithm revealed that antibiotics create certain metabolic stress in bacteria. This knowledge could be...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
10 MAY

Conference highlighted major questions and advances in natural products research

160 top scientists discussed and presented their work in the field of natural products research at big Copenhagen Bioscience Conference. The red hot topics were natural...

$name Biotechnology and biochemistry
09 MAY

DTU Biosustain joins Global Biofoundries Alliance

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) joins the Global Biofoundries Alliance. This new initiative will strengthen international collaboration...

Biotechnology and biochemistry

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