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2019
10 OCT

At the forefront of healthy, safe, and sustainable food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, prevents disease and promotes health, develops new and better food products for a growing population, and...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
20 SEP

Tech conference on digitization and green solutions

DTU is hosting the DTU High Tech Summit  – the largest university-driven tech conference in the Nordic region, focusing this year on digitization and sustainable solutions...

03 JUN

Come to an Open Day on 11/6 at the National Food Institute

The programme is now available for the National Food Institute’s Open Day on 11 June 2019. The institute is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
06 MAY

Come to an Open Day at the National Food Institute

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners to an Open Day on 11 June 2019 where...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
28 FEB

The UN highlights Danish fight against antimicrobial resistance

In the fight against antibiotic resistance, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, is encouraging other countries to be inspired by Denmark's experience in reducing...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
31 JAN

Join a conference on food safety and whole genome sequencing

An international conference will be held on 26-28 March 2019 in Paris with a focus on how the use of whole genome sequencing can increase food safety, help prevent disease...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
28 JAN

Hygienic design testing helps ensure a high level of food safety

For five years, the DTU Centre for Hygienic Design has helped to ensure that the food industry’s equipment can be cleaned in a way that supports Denmark's very high level...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
10 JAN

Danish antimicrobial surveillance model inspires in Asia

In their efforts to monitor and control antimicrobial use in humans and animals, Asian authorities have been learning from the experience gained by Danish experts at...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2018
13 DEC

The world comes to DTU to learn more about food safety

Students from all over the world have learned about the Danish way of securing a high level of food safety during a DANIDA-financed stay at the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
28 NOV

Students to make ingredients from new biomasses and by-products

A new course will enable students at the Technical University of Denmark to extract extra value from the food industry's by-products by creating new, sustainable ingredients...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
27 JUN

UCPH and DTU pave the way for more collaboration on food research

DTU and UCPH have mapped their strengths in research into healthy and sustainable foods, which they, together with companies, can use to solve the complex challenges facing...

Food, fish and agriculture
26 MAR

Food safety cooperation between Denmark and Japan

A new Memorandum of Cooperation between DTU and the Food Safety Commission of Japan will strengthen Denmark and Japan’s scientific cooperation in the area of food safety...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
14 MAR

Online course from DTU among the best in the world

A free online course from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, about whole genome sequencing has been named as one of the 20 best new MOOC e...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety
01 MAR

DTU to expand its scientific advice to the EU on chemicals in food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed EU Reference Laboratory in the fields of processing contaminants in food as well as metals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
27 FEB

Conference with a focus on microbial ingredients

The latest knowledge about microbial ingredients will be presented at the first international conference on the subject, which takes place in Copenhagen from 2-4 May...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
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.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
30 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Summer school in Denmark once again gives students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
2017
20 DEC

Invitation to Professor Charlotte Jacobsen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how better utilization of marine resources can help to feed the world’s population. 

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
30 NOV

Risk assessments yesterday, today and tomorrow

Symposium brings together 300 participants to focus on past, present and future challenges in risk assessments. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
03 NOV

HRH The Crown Prince inaugurates new building complex

The inauguration of DTU’s new building complex—which brings together a large part of the University’s research environment within life sciences and bioengineering—was kicked...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
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...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
09 AUG

Monograph on ten veterinary drugs coming up

A toxicologist from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed by the UN’s World Health Organization, WHO, to join a group of food...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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’s entire...

Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes
13 JUL

Risk benefit assessments on the agenda in Europe

A European expert network is going to further develop and promote the use of risk benefit assessment to determine whether a food is generally good or bad for people’s...

Food, fish and agriculture
01 JUN

Global food safety on the agenda

Professionals from all over the world are gathered in Sweden and Denmark at a conference focusing on how the use of science and technology can enhance food safety globally...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
29 MAY

Great interest globally in online course on antimicrobial resistance

In just one year, more than 14,000 students from all over the world have learnt how bacteria develop and spread resistance and how to test bacteria for the presence of...

Food safety
23 MAY

LED lamps to provide better welfare in pig farms

LED lamps that give pigs an extra dose of vitamin D are being designed with the aim of reducing mortality in piglets and increasing welfare in sows during pregnancy...

Food, fish and agriculture Production animals Food production
19 MAY

“Beer is polytechnology”

DTU Brewery’s founder—Preben Bøje Hansen—is 61 and still busy developing the noble art of beer brewing.

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 APR

First working day in DTU’s biggest new build

Employees from DTU Aqua, DTU Food, and DTU Vet are now taking DTU’s biggest ever new build into use.

06 APR

Invitation to Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis’ inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis’ inaugural lecture on Friday 5 May 2017. Ioannis S. Chronakis...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
05 APR

The National Food Institute is closed during Easter week

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is moving and as such is closed from Monday 10 April through to Wednesday 12 April 2017. During the Easter...

14 FEB

Conference on global solutions to food safety challenges

The GoFood conference will focus on global solutions to some of the world's most pressing food safety challenges. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
24 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Students from all over the world will spend part of their summer in Denmark learning how the One Health concept is used to tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Livestock diseases
16 JAN

Knowledge about nutrition and dietary habits on the menu

For more than 30 years the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has studied changes in the Danish dietary habits and mapped out nutrients in the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
2016
21 DEC

New products to prevent and treat food allergies

It is currently not possible to prevent or treat food allergies. However, a new project aims at improving quality of life for allergy sufferers by developing new prevention...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
20 DEC

DTU's new crown jewel

DTU Aqua, DTU Food, and DTU Vet have just been given the keys to their new domicile at Lyngby Campus. The departments expect to move into their new facilities over the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture
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...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
08 NOV

New partnership aims to advance global food safety

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has joined forces with Lund University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Bologna in...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
15 SEP

Prize for predicting chemicals’ harmful effects without animal testing

Computer models developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can predict many of the harmful effects caused by different chemical substances...

Mathematical modelling Food, fish and agriculture
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...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
18 AUG

Danish input into European recommendation on antimicrobial use

Danish input has contributed to a recommendation that farmers in the EU reduce their use of medicines containing the antimicrobial colistin by more than half. Colistin...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals
11 AUG

Better data on the occurrence of resistant bacteria in Europe

National reference laboratories in EU’s member states have improved their ability to determine the occurrence of resistance in different bacterial species. The National...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
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, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
16 JUN

Course on antimicrobial resistance taught in global classroom

Students from around the world can now attend a free online course to learn how bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobials and how to use the most common methods to...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
07 JUN

Robust data an important weapon in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Robust data on both antimicrobial use and resistance is a crucial weapon in the fight against resistant bacteria. In Denmark this realization led to the establishment...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Food production
11 MAY

Invitation to Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture on Friday 3 June 2016. Tine Hald will give a lecture on...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
French ambassador François Zimeray and Henrik C. Wegener at the ceremony at the French embassy in Copenhagen. Photo: the French embassy.
11 APR

DTU's Provost becomes knight of French order

DTU's Executive Vice President and Provost, Henrik Wegener, has been appointed Knight of the French order l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of the Academic Palms).

Food, fish and agriculture
30 MAR

Risk-benefit assessment: How healthy is our food?

Food affects your health, but to what extent particular foods are good or bad is often not clear. Therefore, it is relevant to do a scientific risk-benefit assessment...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
17 MAR

EFSA’s cooperation with Danish stakeholders in the area of food

Cooperation between European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, and Danish stakeholders in the area of food is on the agenda during EFSA Executive Director Bernhard Url’s visit...

Food, fish and agriculture
06 JAN

Invitation to Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 January 2016. Tine Rask Licht will...

$name Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
2015
13 NOV

20 new H.C. Ørsted Postdocs welcomed in 2015

DTU recently welcomed 20 highly talented researchers who have been granted a H.C. Ørsted COFUND postdoc fellowship. The 20 researchers come from all over the world and...

10 NOV

Invitation to Professor Jørn Smedsgaard’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Jørn Smedsgaard’s inaugural lecture on Friday 4 December 2015. Jørn Smedsgaard will...

Food safety
Photo: Thorkild Amdi Christensen
02 NOV

Celebrating this year’s new PhD graduates

163 PhD graduates had registered for the PhD Reception and were showered with champagne and prices at the red carpet event on Friday, 30 October.  

30 OCT

Great potential for food and health in Big Data

There is yet untapped potential in the food sector by combining data in the entire value chain from farm to fork. These are the findings of a new report prepared by DTU...

Food, fish and agriculture Electrotechnology
15 OCT

European Award for research on omega-3 fatty acids

A young researcher from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has received an award for his research into technologies to prevent oxidation of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
28 SEP

Invitation to Professor Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen’s inaugural lecture on Friday 23 October 2015. Lisbeth Truelstrup...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
06 AUG

New head of Division for Diet, Disease Prevention and Toxicology

As of 1 June 2015, Anette Schnipper is new head of Division for Diet, Disease Prevention and Toxicology at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture
13 MAY

Danish inspiration in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance

It is possible to significantly reduce the use of antimicrobial agents in food production without compromising welfare and production. This is evidenced by the Danish...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
28 APR

Invitation to professor Dang Duong Bang’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting professor MSO Dang Duong Bang’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 May 2015. Dang Duong Bang will...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
2014
12 OCT

Invitation to professor Egon Bech Hansen’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting professor Egon Bech Hansen’s inaugural lecture on Friday 31 October 2014. Egon Bech Hansen will...

Food safety Food production Biotechnology and biochemistry
15 SEP

New director of the National Food Institute

Christine Nellemann is new acting director of the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and will take the lead in solving vital societal problems within...

Food safety
08 SEP

Official opening of the biggest playground in Denmark for young tech entrepreneurs

DTU Skylab is the place for enterprising students who are thinking about starting their own business, need to build a prototype, or are looking for a sounding board and...

21 JAN

New book: “Risk Management for Food Allergy”

This book includes practical advice and guidance to the food industry on how to manage food allergens in production and deliver safe foods to food allergic consumers. The...

Food safety
2013
09 DEC

Support to analyse chemical compounds’ harmful effects in humans

The new biotech company Saxocon offers companies direct access to the high-quality knowledge of researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food quality Food safety Food technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
06 NOV

Invitation for Professor Paw Dalgaard's inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites to Paw Dalgaard’s inaugural professor lecture on Friday 22 November 2013. Paw Dalgaard will give...

Food quality Food safety
25 OCT

Pesticide residues in our diet Q2 2013

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q2 2013 from the Danish...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
20 MAR

Results of ten years of microbiological work

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has prepared a summary of key results achieved from the co-operation with the Danish Veterinary and Food...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
2012
19 DEC

Mass spectrometer reveals arsenic and nanoparticles in food

New mass spectrometer in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)-National Food Institute will support research in relation to the EU Commission's standards for arsenic...

Food safety Food technology
10 SEP

New Deputy Director of Institute at the National Food Institute

Anders Permin is new Deputy Director at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark as of September 1, 2012. He comes from a position at the GTS institute...

27 AUG

New heads of microbiological divisions at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Flemming Bager and Dorte Lau Baggesen are new heads of divisions at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. They will be leading the two new microbiological...

Food safety
02 JUL

Food chemistry research awarded

Professor Erik Huusfeldt Larsen from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has gained wide recognition for his food chemistry research, which in...

Food safety
27 MAR

Press release: New phone numbers at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

As from 1 April 2009, the National Food Institute's new main number will be +45 3588 7000, and most employees will also have a new phone number. In addition, the institute...

2010
03 MAR

Press release: New Centre for Molecular Epidemiology to put bacteria on the

In future, it will be possible to quickly analyse DNA from pathogenic bacteria via an online solution which at same time collects and shows information on species, strains...

Food safety
05 JAN

A DTU brewery?!

A biotechnology student in his third semester has decided to create sustainable beer production that may become an interdisciplinary project for the entire DTU in the...

Food production Food safety Food technology Enzymes and proteins Fermentation
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