Department of Biotechnology and Food Science
The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of eight departments at the Faculty
of Natural Sciences.Researchers at NTNU's Department of Biotechnology and Food Science study
both basic questions as well as problems with practical applications. One of their main focuses
is finding new applications for national marine resources, as exemplified by advanced
biotechnological applications of alginate from seaweeds/bacteria, chitin/chitosan from crustaceans
and fish gelatine. At the department, they are also working on isolating new marine microorganisms
that can produce medicines and other valuable substances, and they employ gene technology and
modern analytical methods to understand and optimize processes in bacteria. The department helped
us by covering our expenses for rental of the laboratory, and gave us access to various lab
equipment and chemicals. For this we are grateful – Thank you so much!
For more information about The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, visit their website.
Centre of Digital Life Norway
The Centre for Digital Life Norway is a national centre for biotechnology education, research, and
innovation. It is run as a collaborative project by the University of Oslo, University of Bergen, and the
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, supported by the Norwegian Research Council. The activities
at the centre is organised in a governance and networking project, which includes a graduate school, and
several research projects. The centre facilitates transdisciplinary cooperation across institutions and
fields of research, and between projects. The host institutions of the research projects at the centre
constitute the hub- and node-structure of the network. Thank you for your generous support!
For more information about The Centre for Digital Life Norway, visit their website.
Faculty of Natural Sciences
The research at the Faculty of Natural Sciences addresses global challenges in energy, climate,
environment, food, water, health and welfare. Their research activities range from basic research
within biology, physics and chemistry, to enabling technologies such as biotechnology, materials
technology and nanotechnology. The Faculty of Natural Sciences also offers a number of attractive
and modern study programmes. We give our future engineers a broad expertise in various areas of
science and specialization in subjects requested by the industry. We are grateful for your funding
of our iGEM team!
For more information about The Faculty of Natural Sciences, visit their website.
NTNU Biotechnology – The Confluence of Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
NTNU Biotechnology is one of the three enabling technology programmes at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Together they define the strategic core of NTNU’s long-term R&D commitment within natural science and technology.
The design of NTNU Biotechnology programme reflects the conviction that extensive transdisciplinary interaction between the life sciences, mathematical sciences and engineering is the key to transformative 21st century biotechnology. It is developed in close conjunction with SINTEF, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, and St. Olavs hospital (Trondheim University Hospital), which is tightly integrated with our Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Thank you for your generous support!
For more information about NTNU Biotechnology, visit their website.
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
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The research at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering addresses challenges
ranging from basic research – in mathematics, computer science, cybernetics, nano and micro electronics
– to global research demands within energy, health and welfare, robust and secure ICT services, and
marine and arctic operations. Thank you for supporting our iGEM team!
For more information about The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, visit their website.
NTNU Health is one of four thematic areas of focus at NTNU.
NTNU Health will provide innovative solutions to complex health challenges and facilitate interdisciplinary research collaboration with a clear technological profile.
The activities of the focus area are organized in three themes:
"Health promotion, prevention and empowerment",
"Diagnostics and therapy" and
"ICT systems, welfare technology and organization of health services".
These thematic areas are rooted in a strong research environment at NTNU.
NTNU Health aims to help develop new professional environments and new skills, with special emphasis on sustainable healthcare and help to improve global health.
Thank you for supporting our iGEM team!
For more information about NTNU Health, visit their website.
Vectron Biosolutions was founded in 2008 as a result of more than 15 years of research in Professor Svein Valla's
research group at the Department of Biotechnology here at NTNU in Trondheim. Professor Svein Valla is a
world-leading expert on gene expression in bacteria and vector technology with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed
scientific journals. His research has resulted in a novel technology platform for production of recombinant proteins that
can be used for higher protein production levels at lower costs and increased solubility. We are grateful for your support!
For more information about Vectron Biosolutions, you can visit their website.
Tekna was established in and is today Norway’s largest organization for students with a master degree within fields of Natural Science and Technology. Their 74 000 members work daily towards solving challenges facing the society through innovations and development of new technology. Among many things Tekna arrange seminars, offer legal advice, job application advice and offer networking opportunities. Tekna represents some of Norway’s brightest minds which gradually increases in number. We appreciate your support!
For more information about Tekna, visit their website their website.