Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt, is a 9th generation Center of Excellence (CoE), funded by the Danish National Research Foundation
(DNRF), and conceived to unravel the roles and impact of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbial systems.
The Center was established January 2018 with a six year funding. In 2023, the Center received a further 4 years of funding, thus running until 2028. Professor Lone Gram leads the center.
The Center is located and integrated at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine
(DTU Bioengineering), at the Technical University of Denmark
(DTU) and encompasses a close partnership with The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
(DTU Biosustain) and DTU Department of Chemistry
(DTU Chemistry) bringing together microbial ecology and physiology with some of the most advanced technologies in genetic analysis and natural product chemistry.