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New publications by the SEM group!

Check out our Publications section to find the latest contributions of our group in Metabolic Engineering, Microbial Biotechnology and Advanced BioSystems.

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Lorena Fernández-Cabezón and Tiia Kittilä supported by the H. C. Ørsted COFUND post-doctoral programme

The H. C. Ørsted COFUND post-doctoral programme of the Technical University of Denmark, co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, supports highly talented experienced researchers who have achieved outstanding results in their research while demonstrating excellence and potential in their field. Lorena Fernández-Cabezón joined the SEM group in November 2017, supported by the H. C. Ørsted COFUND post-doctoral programme, to carry out REWIRE (Re-shaping central metabolism in Pseudomonas putida for White Biotechnology purposes). In this project, Lorena will re-write the central catabolism of P. putida for the efficient utilization of sugars.

In 2018, Tiia Kittilä, from the Enzyme Engineering and Structural Biology group headed by Ditte Hededam Welner in our center, earned an H. C. Ørsted fellowship to work in BIOFLUOR (Engineering fluorinase enzyme for the bioproduction of new-to-Nature fluorochemicals). This exciting collaborative project is a joint initiative of the Enzyme Engineering and Structural Biology and SEM groups, and aims at designing efficient biocatalysts for the in vitro synthesis of added-value organofluorines.


Sweet news for the SEM group: funding by the Danish Council for Independent Research

We are excited to announce that the Danish Council for Independent Research (Ministry of Higher Education and Science) will support our activities starting in 2019 through a Research and Innovation Grant. In SWEET (Systematic re-writing of the metabolic lifestyle in environmental bacteria), we will stablish novel catabolic pathways in P. putida to streamline the metabolism of sugars and facilitate their conversion into added-value biochemicals.


Lorena showcased in the Biosustain Magazine

As a H.C. Ørsted fellow, Lorena Fernández-Cabezón will contribute to the mission of the SEM group and the Center for Biosustainability of developing novel and robust bacterial cell factories for the sustainable production of chemicals. Read all about it in the DTU Biosustain news!

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From Argentina to Denmark… and back!

Pablo visited his Alma Mater (University of San Martín, Argentina) in 2017, where he discussed the projects of the newly stablished SEM group with his former colleagues. Pablo was also interviewed by the university press; the interview (in Spanish) can be accessed here:

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