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Research With a research profile characterized by depth, innovation, and impact, DTU is at the academic forefront within the technical and the natural sciences. Special focus is dedicated to a number of global and challenging research disciplines, including sustainable energy technologies and life sciences. Technology transfer and collaboration are essential to DTU. We collaborate extensively with industry partners and interact internationally with leading private and public researchers to move innovations and discoveries into the hands of the public. DTU continuously invests heavily in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, ensuring that its research, teaching, and learning environment is among the best in the world. Life science is a growing and key research area for the University. Results and highlights for the year 2015 include: COMPARE project DTU heads a new major EU research project, the purpose of which is to develop a global platform which will enable more rapid detection of infectious disease outbreaks that are the cause of or have the potential to cause disease outbreaks all over the world. The COMPARE project makes use of whole genome sequencing, in which a disease-causing microorganism's whole DNA-profile is mapped out at one time. The consortium of 28 partners has been awarded a EUR 20 million grant from the European Commission for the project. Biomedicine and biotechnology Professor Lars Nielsen, University of Queensland, Australia, will relocate his research activities to DTU in September 2016. Professor Nielsen has received a 7-year Novo Nordisk Foundation Laureate Grant. The aim of the Laureate Grants is to bring some of the world's best researchers within biomedi- cine and biotechnology to Denmark and thereby strengthen Danish research. Regional immune-modulation of mucosal inflammation The Lundbeck Foundation has allocated EUR 6 million to a new major initiative which will examine the mucosa in our intestines and its interaction with our immune system. The five-year project is entitled 'Regional immune-modulation of mucosal inflammation' (RIMMI). High-voltage laboratories and test facilities. 06 WATCH VIDEO > Research infrastructure. dtu.dk/profile1 >


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