About DTU Bioengineering

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of knowledge within the areas of microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology.

The department’s research lies within the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular, structural and cellular biology, enzymology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, natural product chemistry, modelling and bioinformatics.
 
The department mission is, based on a fundamental and technological understanding of biological and molecular systems, to provide research, innovation, education, scientific services and dissemination of knowledge in the areas biotechnology and biomedicine.
 
The department vision is, as an international leader in research, education and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine, to advance the state-of-the-art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human health.
 
A key focus of the department is the engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine. This positions the department as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing biobased economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine.
 
The teaching at the department is anchored in the department’s research at both bachelor, master and PhD level, thereby ensuring that the students are taught using the newest knowledge within the area. 
 
The department activities put a clear focus on the needs requested by the pharma and biotech industry and point towards innovations, new businesses and scientific services within bioremediation, ingredients, material science, biopharmaceuticals and possibly also bioenergy for the benefit of society. The activities at the department also support many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
 
Organization
The department has approximately 190 employees of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The research at the department is organized in four sections. The research platforms are also organized in the sections but service the entire departent as well as external partners and customers.
 
The department teaching unit “Teaching Core” coordinates and develop the teaching at the department.

The Administrative and Service Unit ensure that administrative processes run smoothly and support the scientific staff. 

The department is headed by the Head of Department and his Leader Team which consists of the Section Heads, the Head of Administration and The Head of Teaching. The Head of Department is advised by an external Advisory Board, a Strategic Faculty Forum a Liasion Committee and a Work Environment Committee.
 

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Head of Department

Bjarke Bak Christensen
Head of Department
DTU Bioengineering
+45 30 66 42 33

Head of Administration

Lykke Charlotte Hindsgaul
Head of Administration
DTU Bioengineering
+45 45 25 26 20

Head of Teaching

Malene Bonné Meyer
Head of Teaching and Talent Development
DTU Bioengineering
+45 45 25 49 33

Head of Section and PhD School

Mikael Rørdam Andersen
Professor MSO
DTU Bioengineering
+45 45 25 26 75

Center- and Section Leader

Lone Gram
Professor
DTU Bioengineering
+45 45 25 25 86

Head of Section

Ulrich auf dem Keller
Professor MSO
DTU Bioengineering
+45 21 12 61 45

Head of Section

Anne S. Meyer
Professor
DTU Bioengineering
+45 45 25 25 98