The Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability is a research and innovation centre at DTU focusing on products that can be produced using bacteria, yeasts and mammalian cells.
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is recognized internationally as a leading university in the areas of technology and natural sciences. DTU is known for its business-oriented approach, its focus on sustainability and its appealing study environment. In 2012, DTU had a total of 5227 employees and 7843 students, of which 1136 were Master's students, 412 of whom were international.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) is a research and innovation centre at DTU focusing on products that can be produced using bacteria, yeasts, and mammalian cells. DTU Biosustain has about two thirds of its approx. 240 employees at its Centre in Hørsholm, and the rest at related universities in the US, South Korea and Sweden. DTU Biosustain is organised as a hybrid research institute with research sections and groups that perform basic research and one application-oriented research and development section. The latter includes a business development unit that facilitates commercial collaborations and the formation of spin out companies from DTU Biosustain. DTU Biosustain is the leading research centre in the field of cell factory development in Europe and offers excellent facilities and high quality personnel for academic or industrial collaboration projects.
DTU's key contributions to the ShikiFactory100 project include: pathway and DNA construct design; model-guided metabolic engineering; development of chassis strains and tolerance assessments; and techno-economic evaluation. DTU are leaders of Work Package 7: Cell Factory Construction, and key contributors to Work Package 4: Gene Discovery & Protein Engineering, Work Package 6: Rapid Prototyping & Screening, and Work Package 8: Production Validation & Sustainability Appraisal.
The Principal Investigator for DTU in the ShikiFactory100 project is Dr Irina Borodina.
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