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

Antimicrobial Agents
Anders Folkesson

Bacterial Ecophysiology & Biotechnology
Lone Gram Bacterial

Bacterial Fermentation Physiology
Gerd Siebold

Bacterial Interactions & Evolution
Ákos T. Kovács

Bioanalytical Systems
Jenny Emnéus

Anders Wolff

Biosynthetic Pathway Engineering
Rasmus Frandsen

Biotherapeutic Glycoengineering & Immunology
Steffen Goletz
Kerstin Skovgaard

Disease Systems Immunology
Susanne Brix Pedersen

Enzyme and Protein Chemistry
Birte Svensson

Enzyme Technology
Anne Meyer

Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology
Uffe Hasbro Mortensen
Jakob Blæsbjerg Hoof

Fungal Diversity and Application
Jens Christian Frisvad

Fungal Systems Biology
Christopher Workman

Infection Microbiology
Lars Jelsbak

Innate Immunology
Peter Heegaard

Interfacial Enzymology
Peter Westh

Metabolic Signaling & Regulation
Mogens Kilstrup
Jan Martinussen

Nano Bio Integrated Systems
Winnie Svendsen

Natural Product Discovery
Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen 
Ling Ding

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