Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The DTU Microbes Initiative is an initiative by several DTU Departments and Centers.

We facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations and educate outstanding and innovative scientists and engineers who make scientific discoveries and engineer solutions using microbes to solve global challenges.

People from the following DTU Departments and Centers are part of the DTU Microbes Initiative:

DTU Aqua, DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain, DTU Chemistry, DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Compute, DTU Environment, DTU Food, DTU Health Technology, DTU Compute, DTU Nanolab, DTU Skylab

For more information about the DTU Microbes initiative, see

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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