Center for Synthetic biology in the Media

Center for Synthetic biology features frequently in the daily press as well as other media such as tv, radio and various online news sources. 

Click on an image or title to view the full feature if available. If not available, contact Sarah Hagel Svendsen at shsvendsen@plen.ku.dk for more information.

Radio and Podcasts

Plants for the Future

Hjernekassen på P1 with Birger Lindberg Møller and Maja Horst

 24 Questions for the Professor

Birger Lindberg Møller interviewed by Lone Frank in Radio24syv

BBC: How toxic almonds became edible

Study published in Nature, podcast starts at 7,40 min

På sporet af planternes hemmeligheder:

Interview with Birger Lindberg Møller about his life and career

På sporet

TV and Video

How toxic almonds became edible - Study published in Nature (in Spanish)

How toxic almonds became edible

ARGO - Amazon Rainforest Genome Ontology project                            

ARGO - Amazon rainforest genome ontology project 

Plant Pathway Discovery Projects                        

Plant Pathway Discovery Projects

Synthetic Production System Making Natural Vanilla

Synthetic Production System Making Natural Vanilla

Eucalyptus study could be key to koala survival

Material Design with Synthetic Biology

PhD Cup 2015 hosted by DR2 and Information - full show

Cup 2015 hosted by DR2 and Information - full show

PhD Cup 2015 - Johan's Segment with English Subtitles

PhD Cup 2015 - Johan's Segment with English Subtitles

Collaboration – On the Edge of a New Paradigm?

Collaboration – On the Edge of a New Paradigm?

Breaking and Entering: Explore How Science and Society Relate

Breaking and Entering: Explore How Science and Society Relate

   

Print media

How almonds became sweetFebruary 7, 2020 - The Science Breaker

Kemisk krigsførelse, June 21, 2019 - Weekendavisen

Mysteriet er løst: Derfor dør man ikke af en håndfuld mandler i dag,  June 15, 2019 - Politiken

The Bitter Truth: Scientists Sequence the Almond Genome, 13 June 2019 - Scientific American

Fra gift til guf: Mandlens udvikling er blevet kortlagt, 17 June 2019 - Videnskab.dk

How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious, 13 June 2019 - NPR

Almond genome reveals how edible, sweet almonds arose, June 13, 2019 - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Farvekyndige forskere fik udviklingspris, December 15, 2016, Uniavisen

Retsag om banebrydende genteknologi får danske forskere til at tøve, December 12, 2016 - Ingeniøren

Danske studerende vil hjælpe Elon Musk til at dø på Mars, October 16, 2016 - Politiken

The problem with vanilla, September 12, 2016 - Chemical & Engineering News

Bioetikerne har fået travlt: Er det moralsk korrekt at skabe kunstigt liv?, September 6, 2016 - Ingeniøren

Studerende vil skabe råstofbakterier til fremtidens astronauter, September 4,  2016 - Ingeniøren

Nye teknologier gør biologi til en ingeniørdisciplin, September 3, 2016 - Ingeniøren

Tag en bakterie med på Mars – og lav mad, medicin eller værktøj af den, August 28, 2016 - Jyllands-Posten

Syntesebiologi kan vise vejen mod et bæredygtigt samfund, August 28, 2016 - Jyllands-Posten

Glem Greenpeace - lyt til videnskaben, July 5, 2016 - Børsen

Filosof: Genteknologier bør udvikles, selv om de er risikable, June 12, 2016 - Videnskab.dk

Lyssværdet i kolben, May 20, 2016 - Weekendavisen

Unge musikere spiller med planter (video + artikel), April 21, 2016 - Ingeniøren

Grænserne for gensplejsning rykker sig, April 14, 2016 - Jyllands-Posten

Vægtløs frøkenhat springer ud i rummet, January 19, 2016 - Politiken

iGEM Spacemoss project on Videnskabens Verden, December 15, 2015 - P1 Radio

Sådan kan du hjælpe med at løse forskningens mysterier, December 6, 2015 - Videnskab.dk

Alge-revolution: Her er fremtidens superafgrøde (Eng: The algae revolution: Here is the future's super crop), November 24, 2015 - Jyllands Posten

Alger er fremtidens bæredygtige superafgrøde (Eng: Algae is the future's super crop), November 19, 2015 - Videnskab.dk

En spids vinkel på sygdomme og medicin (An acute angle on disease and medicine), Winter, 2015 - Aktuel Naturvidenskab

Professorer : Staten svigter ved at overlade forskning til private fonde (Professors: The state is cheating by leaving research to private foundations), 15 October, 2015 - Berlingske

Dänische Forscher wollen den Mars mit genverändertem Moos bepflanzen (Danish researchers want to plant genetically modified moss on Mars), October 2, 2015 - Wired

Moss on Mars? Plant species being cultivated for astronaut drugs, September 30, 2015 - New Scientist 

'Space Moss' group got key nominations in Boston, September 29, 2015 - University Post

Mos kan blive byggesten for menneskeliv på Mars (Information) (Moss can become the building blocks for human life on Mars) - September 14, 2015 - Information

Spacemoss interview, September 14, 2015 - NOVA radio station, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Danske forskere vil dyrke mos på Mars (Danish scientists want to grow moss on Mars), Septmeber 14, 2015 - Politiken, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Mos kan blive byggesten for menneskeliv på Mars (Jyllands-posten) (Moss can become the building blocks for human life on Mars), September 14, 2015 - Jyllands Posten, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Mos kan blive byggesten for menneskeliv på Mars (Ekstra Bladet) (Moss can become the building blocks for human life on Mars), September 14, 2015 - Ekstra Bladet, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Mon mos kan bane vejen til Mars? (Can moss really pave the way to Mars?), September 13, 2015 - DR news website, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Gennemsigtighed kan være et problem (Transprency can be a problem), August, 2015 - Pharma, Center Researcher Referenced: Timo Minssen

Danske forskere jagter stoffer, der gør kokain virkningsløst (DR) (Danish researchers are hunting chemicals which will make cocain useless), August 1, 2015 - DR news website (Denmark's public service news provider)

Danske forskere jagter stoffer, der gør kokain virkningsløst (TV2)( Danish researchers are hunting chemicals which will make cocain useless), August 1, 2015 - TV2 News

Vi skal deltage i forskningskapløbet (We have to participate in the research race), July 22 2015 - Børsen

En Tur i Køkkenhavet (A trip to the ocean vegetable patch), July 17, 2015 - Weekendavisen, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

There is much more potential in the koala than tourism, July 16, 2015 - SBS Radio Denmark, Center Researcher Referenced: Elizabeth Neilson

Koalaen kan lære os om klimaændringer (Koalas can teach us about climate change)July 11 2015 - Politiken, Center Researcher Referenced: Elizabeth Neilson, Birger Lindberg Møller

Kyskhedstræets Hemmeligheder (The Secrets of the Chaste Tree), June 15, 2015 - Weekendavisen, Center Researcher Referenced: Allison Maree Heskes

Hej Johan Andersen-Ranberg, June 2015 - Alt Om Haven, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

Life on Mars - attempt to grow moss in space, June 17, 2015 - University Post, UCPH newspaper presents this year's iGEM team, their facinating project and the global synbio competition, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

The Secrets to Sucessful Interdisciplinary Work, May 21, 2015 - Times Higher Education, Showcase of an article co-authored by Synbio Steering Committee Member, Timo Minssen

Forskergruppe producerer medicin af sol og tobak (Eng: Research group produces medicine from sun and tobacco), May 17, 2015 - Ingeniøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller, Poul Erik Jensen

Kyskhedstræet skal afhjælpe PMS (The Chaste Tree can relieve PMS), May 11, 2015 - Ingeniøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Allison Maree Heskes

Hjernekassen på P1: DM i forskningsformidling  (The brain box on P1: Danish Championships in research communication), April 20, 2015 - DR1 Radio, Phd Cup winner Johan Andersen Ranberg talks about the competition, his research, and the challenges of producing visionary research in short term projects.

KU scientist wins Phd Cup (Eng: UCPH scientist wins the Phd Cup), April 20, 2015 - Universitetsavisen, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

Forskning er kun for de få (Eng: Science is only for the few), April 20, 2015 - Information, Maja Horst suggests that the University play a bigger role in communicating research.

Phd Cup 2015: Det Danske Hjernemesterskab (Eng: Phd Cup 2015: The Danish Brain Championships), April 18, 2015 - DR2 TV, Johan Andersen competes in the Phd Cup 2015, on national TV

Johan vinder Phd Cup: Det we også mine kollegers sejr (Eng: Johan wins the Phd Cup: It's also my colleagues' victory), April 18, 2015 - DR news homepage, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

Jeg har lært at vende min forskning på hovedet (Eng: I've learned to turn my research on its head), April 18, 2015 - Information, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

BILLEDER: Årets danske hjernemester fundet  (Eng: PICTURES: The year's Danish brain chamption found), April 18, 2015 - DR news homepage, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

Forsker: Brug naturen som vidensbank - og ikke råstofstank (Eng: Scientist: Use nature as a knowledge bank, not a natural resource tank), April 16, 2015 - DR news homepage, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

KU-syntesebiolog er i finalen til Ph.d Cup (Eng: KU synthetic biologist is in the final of the Phd Cup), April 16, 2015 - Universitetsavisen, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

Growing chemicals out of moss, April 13, 2015 - University Post, iGEM spin out TychoBio's work on producing medical, antibacterial and flavour compounds in moss, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Driv ikke rovdrift på naturen (Eng: Don't prepetrate environmental exploitation), March 27, 2015 - Information, Profile of Johan Andersen Ranberg as a finalist in Denmark's Phd Cup

Otte unge forskere gør svær forskning let at forstå (Eng: Eight young scientists make difficult research easy to understand), March 27, 2015 - DR news homepage, Center Researcher Referenced: Johan Andersen-Ranberg

Nu skal forskningen være ansvarlig (Eng: Science must be responsible), March 27, 2015 - Information, Maya Horst points out that breakthroughs will no longer be won by the novelty itself, but only by socially responsible knowledge accepted by citizens.

Fejlslagen formidling forplumrer forskningsfakta (Poor communication muddles research facts), February 15, 2015 - Jyllands Posten, Center Researcher Referenced: Maja Horst

Professor: "Jeg regner med at blive mere erfaringsramt" (Eng: I expect to be bobmarded with experiences), January 20, 2014 - Jyllands Posten, Center for Synbio Head Birger Lindberg Møller was invited to present at the World Economic Forum. 

Kreftsmedisin fra planter (Eng: Cancer Drugs from Plants), November 17, 2014 - Norwegian National Radio, 
Program: Ekko - a current society show, Birger Lindberg Møller discusses the medical potenital of synthetic biology, as well as the Center's collaboration with citizen scientists 

Førende professor i syntesebiologi: Vi er så afhængige af dygtige humanister (Eng: Leading Professor: We are so dependent on skilled humanists"), November 11, 2014 - Universitets Avisen

Biology garages and edupunks at documentary festival, November 2014 - University Post,  of documentary about open-source science at CPH:DOX, featuring Center for Synthetic Biology researchers

Ny nano-viden kan give bedre medicin (Eng: New nano research could deliver better medicine), September 9, 2014 - Jyllands-Posten
September 9th 2014

Piloter viser potentiale (Eng: Pilots show potential), August 25, 2014 - DI Business, Professor MSO Lise Arleth explains what the new supermicroscope, ESS, will help to  uncover and make visible, and what companies can gain from it.

Dansk forsker afdækker kræftcellers skjulte 'Formel 1-kommunikation' (Eng: Danish researchers uncover cancer cells' hidden "formula 1 communication"), July 8, 2014 - Ingeniøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Dimitrios Stamou

Biohacking at Kopenlab, June 26, 2014, University Post, A report on Center for Syntehtic Biology's involvement in the promotion of collaboration between citizens and individuals from academia and industry at the Science and the City Festival, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Nu skal vi bare ud og finde investorer (Eng: Now we just need to go and find some investors), June 13, 2014 - Berlingske, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Vores produkt er mere værd end guld (Eng: Our product is worth more than gold), June 12, 2014 - Berlingske - Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Patenter kan også skabe videndeling (Eng: Patents can also create knowledge sharing), May 20, 2014 - Information

Sindrig hormonmekanisme virker som en dirigent (Eng: Ingenious hormone mechanism acts as a conductor), May 18, 2014 - PolitikenCenter Researcher Referenced: Nikos Hatzakis

Forskning for Folket (Eng: Science for the people), May 20, 2014 - Information, As a previous Phd cup winner, BioSynergy Steering Group member Maya Horst discusses her academic story

På tur i en skov af patenter, (Eng: Walking through a forst of patents), May 3, 2014 - Information, DIYbio-Novozymes collaboration sparks new questions on open knowledge and patents, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Alger skal være fremtidens grønne fabrikker (Eng: Algea will be the the green factories of the future), April 25, 2014 - Videnskab.dk, Center Researcher Referenced: Poul Erik Jensen

Hun viser vejen til fremtidens forskning (Eng: She points the way to future research), April 20, 2014, Kristeligt Dagblad, Report on Maja Horst's appointment to the Danish Council for Research and Innovation

Forskere finder "opmærksomheden" i hjernen (Eng: Scientisis find "attention" in the brain), January 31, 2014 - Berlingske, Center Researcher Referenced: Ulrik Gether

Har vi stadig brug for et etisk rådgivende organ? (Eng: Do we still need an ethical advisory body?), January 21, 2014, Kristligt Dagblad

Vækstpotentiale (Eng: Growth Potential), January 16, 2014 - Børsen, Answer opinion piece in response to Dahl-Madsen's opinion piece below

Plante Produktion og Politiske Frygt (Eng: Plant Production and political fear), January 10, 2014 - Børsen, Opinion piece in response to opinion piece below

Planternes Produktive Potentiale (Eng: Plants' Productive Potential), January 8, 2014 - Børsen, Opinion Piece

På toppen af fødevarepyramiden (Eng: At the top og the food chain), October 21, 2013 - Børsen

Copenhagen students took 'gold' in France, Octber 2013 - University Post, A team of 11 synthetic biology students from the University of Copenhagen were among 26 teams awarded a gold medal in Lyon, France. They were rewarded for a new cancer treatments idea and for knowledge sharing, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Students to compete in synthetic biology in France , October 2013 - University Post, Center Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Genetikere finder stort potentiale i fremtidens kornsort (Geneticists find great potential in future cereals), October 7, 2013 - Videnskab.dk 

Den lille mand vandt (Eng: The little man won), August 17, 2013 - Information

Using Synthetic Biology to Retarget Biosynthetic Pathways to the Chloroplast for Direct Access to the Products of PhotosynthesisInformation Systems for Biotechnology News Report, July 2013, A research group from Center for Synbio explains their research on how photosynthetic cells can function as tiny factories producing e.g. medicines, fabrics or fuels from solar energy

News From DenmarkERASynBio, July 2013 Newsletter, Newsletter sent to members of  the ERA-NETproject ERASynBio, detailing Danish developments in DIY-bio collaborations and the results of the light-driven synthesis of complex high-value compounds project which were published in ACS Synthetic Biology

Planter er Nogle Dovne Hunde (Eng: Plants are Lazy), June 11, 2013 - DR P1, Videnskabens Verden 

Førende dansk planteforsker: »GMO er blevet en slagmark« (Eng: "Leading Danish Plant Researcher  "GMO has become a battleground"), June 8, 2013 - Ingenøren, Professor Birger Lindberg Møller discusses the progression of GMO research in Denmark

Ny produktion af malariamedicin kan være skadeligt for miljøet (Eng: New production of malaria medicine could be harmful to the environment), April 25, 2013 - Ingenøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Brug forskning til at skabe vækst (Eng: Use research to create growth), March 12, 2013 - Berlingske:

Drevet af lyset - fotosyntesen på arbejde (Eng: "Driven by Light - Photosynthesis at Work"), March 1, 2013 - Aktuel Videnskab

Videnskab for gentlemen (Eng: Science for Gentlemen), Febuary 22, 2013 - Weekendavisen, An introduction to the Danish and international DIYbio movement and its support from the Center for Synthetic Biology, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Danish amateur biology group looks to upgrade following industry donation, Februar 21, 2013 - Research Europe

Hands on learning in DIY biology competition, Februar 15, 2013 - University Post, Center, Researcher Referenced: iGEM

Copenhagen teams up with biohackers, Februar 8, 2013 - Research Europe

 

Professor i samarbejde med biohackere (Eng: Professor in Collaboration with Biohackers), February 6, 2013 - Information, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Novozymes sponsorer danske biohackere (Eng: "Novozymes sponsor the Danish Biohackers"), Februar 5, 2013 - Ingenøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Folket er de nye forskere (Eng: "The People are the New Researchers"), Februar 3, 2013, 21 Søndag, DR1, Denmark's most watched TV news program featured a story describing the Center's collaboration with the hackerspace Labitat/BiologiGaragen.

Video clip no longer available.
 Read more about the feature's content here (in English)

 Prøv det selv - ny udstilling går tæt på biohacking (Eng: "Do It Yourself - New Exhibition Zooms in on Biohacking"), January 26, 2013 - Ingenøren, Read more about the article and exhibition here (in English)

Synbio interview, January 22, 2013, Danmarks Radio - P1 Morgen, Danish National Radio invited Head of the Center for Synthetic Biology Birger Lindberg Møller in to explain how Danish researchers work with synthetic biology.


Sound clip no longer available. Read more about the interview here (in English)

Danske forskere vil omdanne planters grønkorn til medicinfabrikker (Eng: "Danish researchers turn chloroplasts into medicine factories"), December 21, 2012 - Ingeniøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Poul Erik Jensen

Forskning og Innovation (Eng: "Research and Innovation"), December 4, 2012 - Berlingske (special supplement) 

Page 4: Forskning på Københavns Universitet skal gøre verden til et grønnere sted (Eng: "Research at University of Copenhagen Shall Make the World Greener"), Read about the article here (English)

Dansk syntesebiologi bygger bro til Kina (Eng: "Danish Synthetic Biology Building Bridges to China"), December 4, 2012 - Research Attaché in Shanghai for The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education 

Danish synthetic biology at the forefront in China, November 30, 2012 - Scandasia.com

KU i Kina (Eng: "University of Copenhagen in China"), November 26, 2012 - Videnskab.dk

Danish synthetic biology at the forefront in China, November 29, 2012 - Innovation Center Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dansk syntesebiologi i førertrøjen i Kina (Eng: "Danish synthetic biology at the forefront in China"), November 26, 2012 - The Danish Agency for Science and Innovation

Mændene, der fandt cellernes øjne (Eng: "The Men Who Found the Cell's Eyes"), October 12, 2012 - Weekendavisen, Article reporting on Synbio participant Søren G. F. Rasmussen's research collaboration with Nobel Chemistry Prize winner, Brian Kobilka. Read more about the collaboration here (English) 
Selvlysende DNA finder genetiske spor (Eng: "Radiant DNA finds genetical traces"), October, 6, 2012 - Berlingske, The article reports on a collaboration between Seong Wook Yang and  Tom Voschon developing a novel  microRNA detection technology

Danske forskere sætter fedtnedbrydende enzymer på overarbejde" (Ing) (Eng: Danish Scientists Put Fat Degrading Enzymes into Over-drive), August 24, 2012 - Ingeniøren, Center Researcher Referenced: Dimitrios Stamou

Danske forskere sætter fedtnedbrydende enzymer på overarbejde (Eng: Danish Scientists Put Fat Degrading Enzymes into Over-drive), Augusr 23, 2012 - Politiken, Center Researcher Rerenced: Dimitrios Stamou

Enzym-opdagelse kan forandre dit liv (Eng: Enzyme discovery could change your life), August 12, 2012 - Jyllands Posten, Center Researcher Referenced: Dimitrios Stamou

Da forskerne kom op i elfenbenstårnet (Eng: "When the Researchers Entered the Ivory Tower"), May 29, 2012 - Information

En plante tænker sit (Eng:The Thoughts of a Plant), May 5, 2012 - Weekendavisen

Biotekselskab skifter fra medicin til ingredienser (Eng: "Biotech Company Moving from Medicine to Ingredients"), April 12, 2012 - Berlingske

De fattiges foderplante gjort giftfri (Eng: "A Poison-Free Feedplant for the Poor"), April 4, 2012 - Berlingske, Center Researcher Referenced: Birger Lindberg Møller

Grønne Produktionshaller (Eng: "Green Factory Halls") Original article published 24th February 2012. Following a statement of correction published 2nd March 2012, a fully corrected version can be viewed here - Weekendavisen

Viden i alle lande, foren den! (Eng: "Knowledge in All Countries: Unite It!"), December 16, 2011 - Weekendavisen

Våra framtida kemikaliefabriker (Eng: Our Future Chemical Factories), September 9, 2011 - Kemivärlden Biotech (Swedish), Article on the work of the Lightdriven workgroup. Read about the workgroup here.

Ny dansk-californisk alliance om fremtidens bio-samfund (Eng: "New Danish-Californian Alliance on the Biobased Society of the Future"), September 1, 2011 - Danish Agency for Research and  Innovation

Syntesebiologi er mange ting (Eng: Synthetic Biology is Many Things), August 15, 2011 - Information

Celler på spid (Eng: Cells on Nails), April 1, 2011 - Weekendavisen, Article on part of the work of the Bionanoelectronics workgroup. Read about the workgroup here

Vi kan lave jetbrændstof med syntetisk biologi (Eng: We Can Make Jet-Fuel With Synthetic Biology), March 28, 2011 - Information

Biology at Work - Danish focus on Synthetic Biology, January 2011 - Aktuel Videnskab

De bygger med biologi (Eng: They are Building with Biology), June 18, 2010 - Weekendavisen, Center Researcher Referenced: Sune Holm

UNIK hæver dansk grundforskning til verdenseliten (Eng: "UNIK Elevates Danish Basic Research into the Global Elite"), June 7, 2010 - Børsen

Vi skal satse på syntesebiologi (Eng: "The Smart Money is on Synthetic Biology), May 3, 2013 - Jyllands-Posten