Research

DTU Bioengineering provides both a fundamental and applied understanding of biological and molecular systems, which are used in biotechnology and biomedicine. A key focus is to provide the technological and biological means to discover new bioactive molecules, proteins/enzymes or biologics (microorganisms or microbiomes) for biomedical or biotechnological purposes.

Forefront infrastructures providing state-of-the-art capabilities in fermentation and high-throughput screening, mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and proteomics support the research. The interdisciplinary approach to research is built upon teamwork, collaboration with other departments at DTU, national and international institutions and industries in the public and private sectors. The research is organised in four tightly interconnected research sections and a research centre. 

Research groups

Infection Microbiology
Lars Jelsbak

Interfacial Enzymology
Peter Westh

Metabolic Signaling & Regulation
Mogens Kilstrup

Nano Bio Integrated Systems
Winnie Svendsen

Natural Product Discovery
Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen 

Photosynthetic Cell Factories
Henrik Toft Simonsen

Protease Network Degradomics
Ulrich auf dem Keller

Protein Biophysics
Alexander Büll

Protein Glycoscience and Biotechnology
Maher Abou Hachem

Structural Enzymology
Preben Morth

Tropical Pharmacology
Andreas Hougaard Laustsen

Ubiquitin Signallling and Inflammation
Rune Busk Damgaard

Yeast Biotechnology and Fermentation
José Luis Martinez Ruiz