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 is established January 1 2018, and has secured DNRF funding for six years. 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.

Currently, the staff includes 14 senior faculty, a Platform Manager and a Center Coordinator. Three technicians, shared with the department, support the CoE.
Eleven PhD students and three postdocts are associated with the Center.

CeMiSt has established a Scientific Advisory Board with four internationally recognized experts in the Centers research fields.

The members of the CeMiST Scientific Advisory Board are:

Janet K. Jansson, Chief Scientist at Biology Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (US)
Marcel Jaspars, Professor at University of Aberdeen
Claudio Scazzocchio, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London
Roberto Kolter, Emeritus Professor at Harvard Medical School


Lone Gram
DTU Bioengineering
+45 23 68 82 95


Ramona Valentina Mateiu
Center Coordinator
DTU Bioengineering
+45 93 51 35 38