Category:   Biotechnology

The biorefineries’ best friends
  25 May, 2016

How can LPMO enzymes transform cellulose into essentials like food and fuel? By the use of NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy we have found important answers to this question. In the future, these findings might help us control and optimize the production processes in biorefineries. “Det grønne skiftet” (“the green shift”) won the Word of… Read More »

How cyanobacteria eat iron
  6 April, 2016

  Cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae) obtain energy from photosynthesis: they use sunlight as energy source to convert CO2 and water to sugar and oxygen. Therefore, they contribute a significant part to global carbon fixation. Just like humans, cyanobacteria require iron to survive. While humans can simply eat e.g. spinach, cyanobacteria need to take… Read More »

Learn about the possibilities within aquaculture
  10 August, 2015

The demand for seafood is growing, and the Norwegian goal is to become the world’s main seafood nation. Recruiting smart, young brains This is reflected by  initiatives from the Government, from the aquaculture industry and related industries, and not the least from ongoing research activities. Building research based competence in the marine sector is important… Read More »

Beer brewing competence at the lab
  17 April, 2015

There has been an exponential interest and growth in home beer brewing over the lasts years, and more and more small-scale microbreweries are entering the commercial marked. As a microbrewer you can now get a helping hand from the university, where there is microbial expertise and analytical resources few labs can match. A little more… Read More »

We won the gold medal at the iGEM competiton
  15 December, 2014

Written by the NTNU iGEM team together with Rahmi Lale. The Giant Jamboree is over. It feels like a chapter in our lives has ended. The Jamboree was massive, just check out this picture, and there are an overwhelming amount of impressions left…and YES, we achieved our goal and won the gold medal. What is… Read More »

Only two days away from the competition
  28 October, 2014

Written by the NTNU iGEM team together with Rahmi Lale. The Giant Jamboree competition 2014 is only two days away. Hynes Convention Center in Boston is hosting the event on 30 October – 3 November. Here, 2.500 Synthetic Biology researchers from 245 universities in 32 countries are participating. One of these teams is from NTNU.… Read More »

Competing in Synthetic biology
  26 August, 2014

Written by the NTNU iGEM team together with Rahmi Lale. Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary field with the aim of modifying and/or engineering organisms to perform specific functions (e.g. synthesis of desired compounds). The fulfilment of these aims is based on altering the genetic structure of the organism, which governs its internal processes. A computer-based… Read More »

Student in Research at The Dept. of Biotechnology
  7 July, 2014

This spring, I had the opportunity to be a “student in research” on a fellow project with Ragnhild I. Vestrum which includes cultivation of cod larvae free from unwanted organisms. Along with Ragnhild, postdoc Torunn Forberg, and several people from the research group “Analysis and control of microbial systems” I have worked about 40 hours… Read More »