Circular economy, integrated continous biomanufacturing, advanced therapies… –
Bioprocesses are the key enabler for our sustainable future and for providing affordable drugs for the world.
We are the world-leading research group innovating bioprocess technology through interdisciplinary skills and platform methods
High quality and sustainable products require stable, robust and efficient processes performing at their optimum. To achieve such optimized conditions within a process, we focus on four interconnected research topics:
Measurements are the basis for understanding and process control. Therefore, the development, refinement and implementation of Process Analytical Technologies is a central topic within our group.
Based on measured data we aim to build process models and design feedback control actions. Simulation and control in process system engineering help us to efficiently plan verification experiments, to obtain reliable event prediction and to design effective controllers.
The Sustainable Bioprocess Solutions team is interested in replacing and substituting chemical production routes currently relying on crude oil as raw material. In particular, we are interested in recycling complex industrial streams such as high CO2 containing streams as valuable substrate for bioproduction of everyday needed fuel and bulk chemicals towards building a circular bioeconomy.
Integrated Bioprocess Development designs complete processes from the gene to the refined product. Our aim is to completely understand and reveal interactions between all unit operations starting from strain generation, heading to upstream and finalizing in the downstream.