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Industrial Biotechnology

The industrial biotechnology research area focuses on design, engineering and application of enzymes and microorganisms for the synthesis or modification of chemicals of our daily use including active pharma intermediates (APIs), food, agrochemicals, personal care products and commodities. A special interest is devoted to the conversion of renewable raw materials into products in a sustainable way. The industrial biotechnology research area covers protein design, bioinformatics (omics) and cell system engineering on the one side and chemical production and reaction engineering on the other side and it lies next to the research field of process engineering in our section.