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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 and Fermentation and Nanobiotechnology. Our research portfolio is complemented by the groups of Aquatic Biotechnology and Tissue Engineering.

 

In the current FAU newsletter there is a report on the home brewing, which was offered by the BVT institute in this semester as part of the online practical course on microbial process engineering: Zuhause Bier brauen fürs Studium (Article in German) Many thanks to Stefanie Fritzsche from the ...

FAU is currently working on plans to offer more face-to-face teaching again. Bayerischer Rundfunk reported on this in the Frankenschau in July 2021. Vice-President Bärbel Kopp emphasizes, however, that the minimum distance of 1.50 m must still be observed and must therefore be the basis of all p...

Since 2014, the International Women in Engineering Day has always taken place on 23 June – and FAU is also involved. Of course, the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering participates in this initiative to demonstrate that engineering studies are definitely not a male domain. With Prof. Dr. Kathrin Cas...

On the traditional "Berg Tuesday" 2021 there was no joint meeting of FAU employees on the "Berg", but instead there were adequate online knowledge tracks. Just as befitting a bioprocess engineer, Prof. Kathrin Castiglione from the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering introduced us to the secrets of t...