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New Bioactive Compounds

Within the New Bioactive Compounds section, research is being performed to discover multiple small molecules that are broad-spectrum inhibitors against multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Various microorganisms will be metabolically engineered to overproduce the bioactive molecules discovered. 

More specific research topics of the section include:

  • Discovery of novel natural products by co-culture technology
  • Identification and characterisation of novel products
  • Deciphering the mechanisms of action
  • Metabolic engineering of microorganisms for the efficient production of natural products discovered

The New Bioactive Compounds section is located at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain and it is headed by Scientific Director, Professor Sang Yup Lee.



Sang Yup Lee
Scientific Director
DTU Biosustain


Tilmann Weber
DTU Biosustain
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