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2018
06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
04 DEC

Research enables the food sector to reuse water

Research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that it is possible to clean chicken feet using 50% less water and that cleaning water can be reused in cooling...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
29 NOV

Students invent eco-friendly vegan cheese

A team of master’s degree students receive an award for an innovative product that reduces food waste and has minimal impact on climate.

Food production
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
22 NOV

Students will soon be able to code and grow greens in class

Danish primary school students are allowed to play with their food in a new project, which lets them grow their own greens in biology class using a food computer.

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
15 NOV

No reason to recommend a low-gluten diet for everyone

Large study of the effects of eating a low-gluten diet has not prompted the researchers behind it to recommend that people eat a gluten-free diet—unless they suffer from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
11 NOV

Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
08 NOV

Almost all foods in Denmark comply with pesticide rules

More than half of the 2,009 food samples that were tested in 2017 as part of the Danish pesticide control are free from detectable pesticide residues.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
01 NOV

Extraordinary effort in the study of gut bacteria recognized

Postdoc Martin Laursen from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has received a Young Researcher Award from the university for his study of the...

Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
31 OCT

PhD thesis of the year led to new start-up

At the annual PhD reception, Fatima AlZahra´a Alatraktchi of DTU Nanotech received the award for PhD thesis of the year.

31 OCT

Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark have established that there is solid scientific evidence that nine ”new” chemical...

Food safety Health and diseases
30 OCT

DTU and NIRAS enter into strategic cooperation agreement

DTU enters into a strategic partnership with consulting engineering company NIRAS which focuses on food and manufacturing engineering, infrastructure, and transport.

29 OCT

Among 15-55-year-old Danes, one in six consume sports nutrition products

Approximately 16% of Danish 15-55-year-olds consume sports nutrition products and one in three users have experienced adverse effects following consumption, according...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
22 OCT

More antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers in Europe

In the largest metagenomics study of production animals to date, the Technical University of Denmark has found more antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
02 OCT

Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased four years in a row

The use of antimicrobials in animals in Denmark fell in 2017. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2017. Antimicrobial consumption has now decreased...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
06 SEP

Turning crabs from a pest into a tasty soup

A soup made with invasive crabs has won first place in an innovation competition at DTU, which the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
23 AUG

Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of...

Health and diseases Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
24 JUL

Out-of-the-box thinking transforms carrot peel into carrot flour

Carrot peel is turned into flour instead of compost thanks to an idea developed by DTU students during a course on innovation and collaboration. The course lecturers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
18 JUL

Surplus mussles turned into sustainable feed

Mussles that are too small to sell as food for humans are turned into sustainable, organic animal feed in a project at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food technology
05 JUL

Great time saving in the development of skincare products

A method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, allows skincare manufacturers to predict the shelf life of their products in just...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
04 JUL

Special topic portal on risk-benefit assessments of food

A new special topic portal showcases the National Food Institute’s research within the area of risk-benefit assessments of food’s beneficial and harmful health effects...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
02 JUL

Mixture of pesticides causes lower birth weight in rats

Pregnant rats that are given a mixture of pesticides at doses that individually are not harmful, risk having offspring with lower birth weight, studies from DTU show...

Food safety Health and diseases
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
14 JUN

New online course on metagenomics applied to infectious disease monitoring

Students from around the world can learn about metagenomics applied to antimicrobial resistance monitoring for free in a new online course from DTU.

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

Nature's defence mechanisms can reduce the use of antibiotics

Researchers at DTU have identified natural peptides that fight bacteria, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases Production animals
30 MAY

Eight EU projects will generate knowledge about One Health

The EU Commission has recognized the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark’s One Health expertise through the allocation of funds for eight new research...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
04 MAY

Nordic recommendations for fluorinated substances in food packaging

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has summarized recommendations from the Nordic countries for risk management of fluorinated substances in...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
03 MAY

Digitalization, health, food and biotech set the stage for High Tech Summit 2018

DTU’s High Tech Summit is attracting considerable interest from the business community who have already bought or booked 60 of the 70 stands.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Food, fish and agriculture
13 APR

New centre for human and veterinary diagnoses

DTU sets up a new centre for diagnostics which will act as a hub in a network of research, business, and communication.

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
20 FEB

Everyone can get the urge for an ice cream—even when it is made from seaweed

Two students created an ice cream made from seaweed, berries and fruit from Scandinavia and won a competition regarding innovative and sustainable foods

Nutrition and dietary habits Food production
14 FEB

DTU Vet in new constellation

DTU has found a form which ensures continuation of the excellent research, the academic and scientific competence, the educational activities, and the emergency response...

Livestock diseases
08 FEB

Tomorrow’s alcohol can be made from surplus milk sugar

New technology from DTU can convert milk sugar (lactose) in dairy by-products into alcohol. The newly established company behind the technology has received start-up...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
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
25 JAN

Green idea aims to make people eat grass

Grass protein can help to feed the world's growing population - and can be manufactured in a financially viable and sustainable way.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
23 JAN

European method to determine iodine content in animal feed

New method has been developed to ensure that iodine content in animal feed stays below the European maximum levels limits set to protect both animals and consumers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
22 JAN

Beer reuse voted Venture Cup’s best idea

Emil Frederik Buhl Krøll won the main prize in the start-up competition regarding the reuse of residual products from beer in food production.

15 JAN

Good bacteria last longer with a sugar coating

Chr. Hansen and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark are joining forces to find a way to encapsulate health-promoting bacteria. The goal of the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
10 JAN

Masterclass on sustainability in food production

Professor Peter Ruhdal Jensen from the National Food Institute gives the presentation "From Waste to Resource" at a masterclass held by the Danish Food Cluster at the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
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 area.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
2017
27 DEC

10 fat American pigs to DTU Risø Campus

Over 47 per cent of adult Danes are overweight and more than 320,000 have diabetes. A fat American pig is the means towards better treatment.

Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
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
19 DEC

Researchers design flexible cattle disease strategy

Paratuberculosis in cattle places heavy financial burden on agriculture. However, it can be combated far more cheaply using a smarter testing strategy.

Food, fish and agriculture Livestock diseases Production animals
13 DEC

Chicken still main source of campylobacter infections in Denmark

Almost half of all campylobacter infections in Denmark are caused by consumption of domestic chicken meat, but dogs and contaminated seawater also cause a smaller proportion...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
12 DEC

Nyt dansk-svensk samarbejde omkring fødevareinnovation og iværksætteri

Et dansk-svensk samarbejde omkring fødevareinnovation med fokus på iværksætteri vil for alvor få fart i starten af 2018. DTU Skylab og det svenske Krinova Incubator & Science...

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
29 NOV

Open Day

23 NOV

Danish crops are more often free from pesticide residues

The annual Pesticide Report 2016 from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, shows once again...

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
02 NOV

Hanna Johansson PhD thesis

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
31 OCT

Celebrating the PhD graduates of 2017

Researcher Jianming Liu from the National Food Institute received a Young Researcher Award for his recently completed thesis, when some 170 PhD graduates attended the...

Photo: Birgitte Røddik
30 OCT

Celebrating the PhD graduates of 2017

Around 170 PhD graduates attended the annual PhD Graduation Ceremony at DTU on Friday, 27 October.

23 OCT

New idea to keep fruit and vegetables out of the waste bin

A container that provides optimum conditions for storing fruit and vegetables so they stay fresh for much longer has won first prize in a competition at DTU. The National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
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
23 OCT

New idea to keep fruit and vegetables out of the waste bin

A container that provides optimum conditions for storing fruit and vegetables so they stay fresh for much longer has won first prize in a competition at DTU, which challenges...

Food, fish and agriculture
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 OCT

The 2017 Nils Foss Excellence Prize for innovative food research goes 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...

Food, fish and agriculture Statistics Mathematics Information technology
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...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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
28 JUN

DTU will cease to provide research-based scientific advice in the veterinary field...

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark decided in 2016 to invite competition for the ministry’s sub-agreement with DTU in the veterinary field.

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
Photo: Marianne Vang Ryde
18 MAY

Beer is really just a by-product

At DTU Brewery, the students draw on several study programmes to learn about food equipment, hygiene, and processes. We went along to watch Rasmus carry out his first brewing...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
11 MAY

New technology summit focusing on digitization

In September, DTU will host Denmark’s first university-driven technology summit focusing on the digitization of Danish industry. Under the theme of digitization, the summit...

10 MAY

Tropical plant combats parasites in chickens

With an extract from a tropical plant, DTU researchers have found a way to combat parasites in chickens.

Food, fish and agriculture Production animals Livestock diseases
Photo: Torben Nielsen
03 MAY

Commemoration Day 2017

HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Søren Pind, the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, participated in DTU’s traditional Commemoration Day, where the academic...

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.

07 APR

Ingredients—a quiet success story

With 14 per cent of the global market and a revenue of up to DKK 35 billion (EUR 470 million), the Danish ingredients industry has relatively unnoticed developed into a...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
07 APR

Citrus peel to ensure healthy stomachs

CP Kelco is a leading international supplier of gelling agents for foods. Focus has now shifted towards the health benefits of the ingredients

Food production
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...

28 MAR

Microalgae have great potential as fish feed ingredient

Commercially produced microalgae could become a sustainable fish feed ingredient, a project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
21 MAR

Detecting salmonella in pork meat twice as fast

A new method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, halves the time it takes slaughterhouses to test for disease-causing salmonella...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases
24 FEB

Dead birds around the clock

Since November 2016, more than 60 cases of bird flu have been reported in Denmark. DTUavisen has visited DTU Vet , where the dead birds undergo post mortem examination...

Food, fish and agriculture

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