Microbial Biotechnology and Bioactive Compounds – University of Copenhagen

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Microbial Biotechnology

Microorganisms from the environment represent a vast and largely untapped natural resource, and the exploitation of these organisms holds a great potential for the future development of food and feed products and ingredients, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, and enzymes for biotechnology.

The research group combines expertise within modern ‘omics technology (metagenomics, genomics and transcriptomics) with state-of-the-art methods in microbial genetics and ecology to identify novel biotechnologically important microorganisms, to discover and characterize new enzymes with a potential in industrial processes and in biotechnology, and to uncover new antimicrobial, bioactive metabolites.

Current Research Topics:

Developing Research Ideas:

  • Second generation biofuel