We combine biology and engineering

By combining biology and engineering – in bioprocess engineering, but also through genetic engineering of viruses and bacteria, the combination of cell culture and interfacial engineering or of DNA sequencing with bioinformatic algorithms, as well as through the interaction of biological system and technical material – we open up new approaches and innovative solutions for industrial value creation. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

We combine biology and engineering ...

 

… by specifically immobilizing biological cells such as microorganisms or biological recognition elements on technical carrier materials in order to use them as biosensors.

Dr. Anke Burger-Kentischer

Dr. Michaela Müller

… by analyzing substrates, metabolites and products of biotechnological conversion processes from the solid and liquid phase in real time and with low measurement noise.

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stier, Johann Barlach, Stephan Scherle, Steffen Görner

 

… by using energy‑efficient physical processes for the cell disruption of microorganisms to extract functional ingredients.

Dr. Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo

 

... by using bacteriophages specifically for the degradation of biofilms and thus selectively reduce the bacterial contamination of technical systems.

apl. Prof. Dr. Susanne Bailer

Health

We combine biology and engineering ...

 

… by combining high‑throughput DNA sequencing and bioinformatics. This enables innovative, novel diagnostic platforms – Next Generation Diagnostics.

Dr. Kai Sohn

… by cultivating human tissue cells in an artificial, microphysiological environment.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill

 

... by developing a novel shaping process for the production of miniaturized membranes for the supply of human cells.

Dr. Thomas Schiestel

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill

… by engineering viruses at the genome level. 

apl. Prof. Dr. Susanne Bailer

 

... by using DNA probes as biosensors on a test strip.

apl. Prof. Dr. Susanne Bailer

 

… by providing biological molecules of the natural tissue matrix with cross‑linkable chemical groups in order to produce specifically adjustable hydrogels as "bio‑inks".

Dr. Achim Weber

 

... by using human immune receptors on a handy test strip to quickly, safely and reliably detect pyrogens, also known as microorganisms causing sepsis.

Dr. Anke Burger-Kentischer

Sustainable chemistry

We combine biology and engineering ...

 

… by cultivating microalgae with bioprocess engineering know‑how in photobioreactors to produce complex biological substances.

Felix Derwenskus

Dr. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger

... by using methane produced in biogas plants or sugars extracted from wood waste as a carbon source for bacteria to produce biobased and biodegradable polymers for packaging.

Dr. Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo

Dr.-Ing. Susanne Zibek

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stier

 

 

 

… by using non‑thermal, physical processes to inactivate microorganisms and enzymes in liquid products.

Dr. Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo

... by thermally conditioning biogenic raw and residual materials in order to stabilize the products, make them storable and additionally release valuable ingredients.

Dr.-Ing. Antoine Dalibard

 

… through bioengineering and scaling up of biotechnological processes for the production of biobased basic, fine and platform chemicals.

Dr.-Ing. Katja Patzsch

 

… by oxidizing hydrocarbons such as propylene to propylene oxide, using whole‑cell catalysis with methanotrophic bacteria as well as bio‑methane to regenerate the cofactors required for this purpose.

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stier

 

… through the material use of biogenic, regenerative resources for the synthesis of chemicals.

In doing so, we can map entire value‑added chains from laboratory to pilot plant scale.

 

Ulrike Junghans

… by applying mathematical models and algorithms for machine learning and developing them into a robust, predictive control system for the large‑scale cultivation of microalgae.

Yen-Chen Yeh

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stier

Dr. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger

 

… by complementing the toolbox of chemical synthesis with a bioinspired approach.

Dr. Michael Richter

… by combining catalytic and electrochemical processes with biotechnology to convert the greenhouse gas CO2 into value-added products.

Dr. Arne Roth

Environment

We combine biology and engineering ...

 

… by assessing the hygiene status of technical or antimicrobial surfaces with standardized microbiological methods.

Bryan Lotz

… by optimizing the efficiency of biogas plants through process engineering.

Dr.-Ing. Marius Mohr

 

... through the use of microorganisms for the purification of wastewater.

Dr.-Ing. Marius Mohr

 

... by binding water from the humidity in the air.

Dr.-Ing. Antoine Dalibard