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2018
Inaugural lecture
22 FEB

Invitation to Professor Rene Hendriksen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how whole genome sequencing can be used in the global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

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Antibiotikaresistens
02 JAN

Danish input into U.S. roadmap to reduce antimicrobial use

A new policy roadmap aimed at reducing the U.S. farming sector’s use of antimicrobials vital to treating sick humans, draws on Denmark’s experience in this...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
2017
Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
21 NOV

Prize awarded for battle against global food challenges

On Monday 20 November, Frank Møller Aarestrup received the Nils Foss Excellence Prize 2017 for his groundbreaking research within the field of antimicrobial resistance...

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Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
10 OCT

Prize for innovative food research on the way to DTU

On 20 November 2017, the Nils Foss Excellence Prize will be awarded to an internationally recognized researcher for achievement within food science innovation and research...

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Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
05 OCT

Antimicrobial use in Danish animals continues downward trend

The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report...

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Photo: Colourbox.com
02 AUG

Learn about whole genome sequencing - for free

With just a few clicks of a mouse, students around the world can access a free online course on whole genome sequencing – an approach that allows a microorganism...

Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes
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23 FEB

The body does not absorb genetic material from our food

A study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed in the human body where it would...

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2016
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
30 NOV

Combating disease-causing microorganisms for decades

Denmark has a high level of food safety, yet every year disease-causing microorganisms in food cause illness in a significant number of Danes. For more than 30 years, the...

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Photo: Colourbox.dk
25 AUG

Mapping foods’ DNA can reveal fraud

Mapping a food’s DNA could in the future be used as a tool to check that the product contains the ingredients stated on the ingredient list. Equipment to map the...

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Photo: Colourbox.com
23 AUG

WHO recognizes the National Food Institute's genomics research

The World Health Organization, WHO, has appointed the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, as its first ever Collaborating Centre for Genomics. As...

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Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
09 AUG

Special topic portal highlights fight against antimicrobial resistance

Denmark's experience in reducing antimicrobial consumption and resistance over the past 20 years is often highlighted as a good example around the world. The National Food...

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2015
Photo: Colourbox.com
03 DEC

New technology traces resistance gene quickly

A new resistance gene has been found in coli bacteria among pigs, broiler meat and humans in China. Bacteria with the same resistance gene have now also been found in Denmark...

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Photo: Colourbox.dk
19 AUG

Toilet waste provides knowledge about diseases’ global transmission routes

Analysis and genome sequencing of disease-causing microorganisms and antimicrobial resistance bacteria in toilet waste from international aircraft could be a first step...

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Photo: Colourbox.com
21 MAY

Uncovering foodborne outbreaks using the latest technology

In the future it will be possible to uncover cases of foodborne disease and solve many more outbreaks through the use of whole genome sequencing, WGS, in which an organism...

Food safety Genes and genomes
Photo: Colourbox.com
28 JAN

The disease outbreak detection system of the future

An internet-based tool can analyse the genetic material of bacteria and help detect disease outbreaks as well as find the source of an outbreak. The tool uses a new technique...

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20 JAN

Large EU project to head up global fight against infectious diseases

A large EU project intends to speed up the detection of and response to disease outbreaks among humans and animals worldwide through the use of new genome technology. The...

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Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
14 JAN

The best way to determine salmonella type using whole genome sequencing

There is no single analytical method for whole genome sequencing data, which can be used universally to determine salmonella bacteria’s type. A PhD project at the...

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2014
Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
23 DEC

PhD defence on whole genome typing of E. coli bacteria

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Rolf Sommer Kaas’ PhD defence on the development of a method for typing E. coli bacteria...

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Photo: National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
11 AUG

PhD defence on whole genome sequencing approaches

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon’s defence of her PhD thesis on whole genome sequencing approaches...

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Photo: Mette Theilgaard, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
05 AUG

New methods to identify MRSA in pigs

It is important to keep the number of MRSA infections at a low level. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, the latest technologies...

Food safety Production animals Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes

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