Team:DTU Denmark/Team


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Who we are


  • Advisor 1: Kiran Raosaheb Patil (assistant professor)
  • Advisor 2: Bjarne Gram Hansen (post.doc)
  • PhD Student 1: Ana Rita Brochado (PhD student)
  • PhD Student 2: Simon Carlsen (PhD student)


  • Student 1: Mads Bonde
  • Student 2: Hans Jasper Genee
  • Student 3: Niels Bjørn Hansen
  • Student 4: Christian Schrøder Kaas
  • Student 4: Cláudia Matos
  • Student 4: Lars Rønn Olsen

What we did

The aim of this project is to model and construct a molecular NAD+/NADH ratio sensing system in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by using a synthetic biology approach. The sensor will work as an inducible transcription factor, being active only at certain levels of the NAD+/NADH ratios. By coupling the sensor to the expression of a reporter gene, the system can be used for monitoring the NAD+/NADH redox poise in vivo. This will be beneficial for research in many areas including productivity optimization and cancer research. Furthermore, the sensor will be coupled to the biosynthesis of a gene-product (e.g. insulin), in an attempt to improve and prolong chemostat fermentation processes by producing in small bursts, thereby limiting cell stress.

Where we're from

We are a team of engineering student from the Technical University of Denmark, located in Lyngby north of the nations capitol, Copenhagen.