About DTU Bioengineering

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

DTU Bioengineering serves the interests of society by contributing to the strategically important biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, not only through advances in science, technology and innovation, but, vitally, through the training and education of first-class MScs and PhDs in bio-engineering.

The Department was officially formed July 1st, 2016 as The Department of Systems Biology was split into two new departments.

DTU Bioengineering has approx. 150 employees, comprising faculty members, PhD, technicians and administrative staff. Together they form 14 research groups and teach at the undergraduate programme Biotechnology, as well as the graduate programme Biotechnology. 

Our future will benefit from a fundamental transformation towards a bio-based economy. As an international leader in research, education and innovation in microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology, DTU BIO will advance the state of the art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human health.

The department is organized as four interacting and collaborating units: Research Groups (RG), four Platforms (PL), a Teaching Core (TC) and an Administrative and Service Unit (AS). 




Head of Department

Bjarke Bak Christensen
Head of Department
DTU Bioengineering
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Head of Administration

Lykke Charlotte Hindsgaul
Head of Administration
DTU Bioengineering
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Head of Teaching

Malene Bonné Meyer
Head of Teaching and Talent Development
DTU Bioengineering
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Head of PhD School

Mikael Rørdam Andersen
Associate Professor
DTU Bioengineering
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