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Institute of Technical Biocatalysis

Research focus of the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis


Biosynthesis needs to be understood as „chemistry by nature“. The challenge is to understand selected biological principles as well as processes in chemical terms, to transfer, apply them to and combine them with the traditional concepts of chemical catalysis. A key tool or prerequisite for the application of biocatalysts is the appropriate reaction engineering. Consequently, our main research field covers fundamental and technical aspects of the application of whole cells and isolated enzymes in biocatalysis and environmental biotechnology.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese - Head of the Institute

A promising field for the future will be the establishment and implementation of bioprocesses in novel process non-conventional reaction conditions as well as multiphase reactant systems. In order to meet these future challenges new processes and hybrid technologies are developed in a highly interdisciplinary manner between process engineers, biotechnologists, chemists and microbiologists. They interact in an unique interdisciplinary way in our laboratories that are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies for research and development.


Service

• Kinetic & thermodynamic analysis

• Mathematical simulation of biotransformations & processes

• Optimization of biotransformations

• Process development

• Biosynthesis of g to kg product quantities

• Consulting


 

 

 

Research

News

New PhD position at ITB. Topic: Experimental and theoretical processing of biocatalytic cascade reactions.

New PhD position at ITB.

Topic: Experimental and theoretical processing of biocatalytic cascade reactions.

Complete offer information available here.

Edgar Gamero joins the ITB for his Master Thesis. Welcome!

Edgar Gamero joins the ITB for his Master Thesis. Welcome!

Edgar will work in the topic "Etablierung einer Hochzelldichtefermentation und eines Aktivitätstest zur Oxidation von Alkanen".

Good luck and welcome!

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!