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Research and teaching at our institute focus on one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: The transition from an industry based on fossil resources to a sustainable, bio-based economy. Here, the so-called Industrial Biotechnology, which is also referred to as White Biotechnology in the German language area, holds a key position. Microorganisms or enzymes are used as biocatalysts for the production of (fine-)chemicals, agricultural and pharmaceutical precursors, food and animal feed, energy sources and innovative materials. This research focus is represented by the working groups of Biocatalysis, Nanobiotechnology, and Systems Biotechnology. Our research portfolio is complemented by the group of Bioactives.

 

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Castiglione was awarded the Teaching Award of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art! Press release of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art

We congratulate Dr. Maximilian Schäfer for winning the Best Paper Award at the 9th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NanoCom2022), Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. We are very pleased about the positive response to our joint work on the topic of "Controlled...

On Thursday, October 6, we met for a hike to the Glatzenstein in the Franconian Alb. Even though it was still drizzling slightly at the beginning of the hike, the weather turned into a golden autumn day from noon on. A salamander was very unimpressed by the many feet that crossed his path. Especiall...

Since group photos in ZOOM tile room format are expedient but not very pretty, we took advantage of the sunny beginning of autumn to take a recent group photo of the members of the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering.