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Foto Anders Wolff
30 MAR

DTU receives grants for corona-related research

DTU has received grants from the government and several foundations, including DKK 13 million for research and development of a new diagnostics tool for testing patients...

Professor Dang Duong Bang og professor Anders Wolff
25 MAR

Devices for rapid diagnosis of coronavirus under development

DTU and Statens Serum Institut are developing three new and rapid instruments for on-site diagnosis of coronavirus. Two of them are scheduled to be ready for emergency...

Image: Joachim Rode
11 MAR

New ways to obtain data on problematic substances in food

Research from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, will make it easier, faster and cheaper to generate data on problematic substances in food.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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05 MAR

DTU helps boost resistance surveillance in Africa and Asia

In three new projects, the Technical University of Denmark, is helping African countries to implement whole genome sequencing and assisting the Asian region in getting...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Photo: Colourbox.dk
04 MAR

Summer course with a focus on how One Health promotes a healthier world

A summer course in Denmark will give students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Fisk. Foto: Colourbox.dk
03 MAR

Model generates personalized dietary advice for optimal fish intake

A computer model from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, generates personalized dietary advice on how much fish a person needs to eat in order...

Foto: Bax Lindhardt
25 FEB

If 350 grams of fish is good for you – is 700 grams twice as good?

Risk-benefit assessments are a new method that balances the positive and negative effects of foods on health. Senior Researcher Morten Poulsen is Head of DTU Food&rsquo...

Nutrition and dietary habits
Vingummibamser.
20 FEB

Danes eat most unhealthily on Saturdays and exercise the least on Sundays

Compared with a normal weekday, Danes consume 20% more calories on Saturdays and are 20% less physically active on Sundays, according to data from the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
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10 FEB

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Corynebacterium glutamicum. Foto: www.biology101.org
24 JAN

Bacteria increase the sweetness of milk sugar sixfold

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have found a way to transform milk sugar in dairy by-products into a sugar syrup, which is six times as sweet as the...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food production Food technology
Copyright: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
15 JAN

Online calculator can predict mixture effects of chemicals

An online tool developed at the Technical University of Denmark can assess the risk of a mixture effect occurring when people are exposed simultaneously to several chemicals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Vegansk 'yoghurt'. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
14 JAN

Vegan ‘yogurt’ made with lactic acid bacteria from plants

Researchers at DTU have identified lactic acid bacteria from Danish plants, which can be used to make a 100% vegan yogurt alternative with just three ingredients.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
Foto: Shutterstock
09 JAN

New device detects diseases in poultry

With a new portable device, it is possible to detect salmonella, campylobacter, and avian influenza in poultry and food production in less than one hour.

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Food production Food safety Livestock diseases
Jordklode på en gaffel. Foto: Colourbox.dk
08 JAN

A healthy and sustainable diet should also be safe to eat

The UN has published a set of guiding principles for the composition of a diet that is both healthy and sustainable. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits
2019
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19 DEC

Sustainable foods with less power consumption, less raw material use, and less...

To make it possible to feed the growing world population, rethinking the food industry’s production processes is imperative. The National Food Institute helps the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
Havvand. Foto: Colourbox.dk
17 DEC

Less water from sea or field to plate

A food product’s journey from sea or field to plate requires water. Industrial food production can utilize water in a more sustainable way by using less potable water...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
Tarm. Foto: Colourbox.com
16 DEC

Using knowledge of gut bacteria to improve stem cell transplantations

Research from DTU is providing a first insight into how knowledge about patients' gut bacteria can be used to reduce the side effects of stem cell transplantation.

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
Fisk. Foto: Colourbox.dk
12 DEC

The waste from seafood to become the sustainable foods of the future

In order to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we should utilize the ocean’s resources and create nutritional foods from the seafood industry&rsquo...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
Kanyle. Foto: Colourbox.dk
11 DEC

DTU’s part in assessing the safety of the world’s first Ebola vaccine

The world got its first commercial vaccine against Ebola in November 2019. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), has played a part in assessing...

Genes and genomes Health and diseases

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2 APRIL 2020