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Institute of Technical Biocatalysis

Dear visitor,

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Liese

Welcome to the homepage of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis at the Hamburg University of Technology, founded 1986 by Prof. Dr. Volker Kasche.

This homepage will inform you on our activities regarding research and education. We would like to give you an insight into the impressive world of biocatalysis, which becomes increasingly important as a tool for chemical synthesis. Biocatalysts characteristically show a high selectivity while they operate under mild process conditions and don’t necessarily require problematic solvents. These qualities make them very valuable for a sustainable synthesis of various products, helping to achieve a “green” future.

Our main research field covers technical and fundamental aspects of the application of whole cells and isolated enzymes in biocatalysis and environmental biotechnology. The research involves bioprocess development, non-conventional biotransformations, online reaction analysis, microreaction engineering as well as biodegradation. Process engineers, biotechnologists, chemists and microbiologists interact in a unique interdisciplinary way in our laboratories that provide state-of-the-art equipment for research and education. Our institute is involved in different B. Sc. and M. Sc. programs and takes care of BTA and CTA applicants.

You are invited to take a look at our research activities and to learn more about the enormous potential of biocatalytic processes.

 

Andreas Liese
Andreas Liese

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Dr. Martina Schedler has succesfully completed her PhD!

Martina Schedler has succesfully completed her PhD "Microbial degradation of crude oil at high pressure".

Congratulations!!

Aparna Nair joins the ITB for her Master's Project Work. Welcome!
Aparna Nair joins the ITB for her Master's Project Work. Welcome!

Aparna will work in the topic "Optimization of crude oil fractionation procedures for biodegradation analysis at high pressure conditions".

Good luck and welcome!

Alan Bajat joins the ITB for his Master Thesis. Welcome!

Alan Bajat joins the ITB for his Master Thesis. Welcome!

Alan will work in the topic "Optimization of Propylbutyrate and 2-pentanol in reactive distillation using Cal-B".

Good luck and welcome!

Kim Schlipköter joins the ITB team for her PhD Thesis. Welcome!

Kim Schlipköter joins the ITB team for her PhD Thesis!

Kim will focus on "Process developement of the chemoenzymatic synthesis of fatty alcohols".

Good luck and welcome!