Bioprocess Engineering
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Bioprocess Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Bioprocess Engineering
Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer

Bioprocess Engineering

8th BioProScale Symposium

The 8th BioProScale Symposium "Scaling Down and Up of Bioprocesses: Strategies, Tools and Process Performance" will take place from April 9-11, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. The symposium addresses experts from research & development and industrial practice in bioprocessing of pharmaceuticals, food, feed and renewables. "Our goal is to discuss the current state of the art in terms of bioprocess behavior at large industrial scale and to demonstrate solutions on how to integrate the relevant properties into the entire process development pipeline", says Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer, Head of the Chair of Bioprocess Engineering of Technische Universität Berlin and scientific director of the symposium. "In this context, any scaling starts with a scale-down approach. Current exciting challenges in process development include the use of process analytical technologies (PAT) and the implementation of consistent FAIR data strategies throughout the lifecycle from initial screening to production.

8th BioProScale Symposium 2024


We aim to advance bioprocess scale-up and scale-down, process analytical technologies (PAT), dynamic modelling and optimisation, automated bioprocess development, cell and systems biology applied to microbial bioprocesses and biocatalysis applications.

Our research at the Chair of Bioprocess Engineering led by Professor Dr. Peter Neubauer aims to the development and application of new methods for faster bioprocess development, including genetic, cultivation, and analytical tools with a special focus on the industrial scale. All these aspects are addressed in our education.

We are especially interested in understanding the impact of reactor inhomogeneities on the microbial metabolism and adaptation, both affecting process robustness. This knowledge is applied to design molecular biological and process engineering solutions and thus our research contributes to the understanding and improvement of microbial processes of both fundamental and industrial interests.

By combining state-of-the-art cultivation, sensor and data analysis, automation, and mechanistic modelling technologies with molecular biological and physiological techniques, we contribute to improve the efficiency of bioprocesses and thus to the societal advancement of Industrial Biotechnology. 

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We regularly summarize our activities in our blog.

Consultation hour

Friday 10 -11 am / only with confirmation
Regestration via e-mail: peter.neubauer[at]
Ackerstr. 76, Room 258

Office: Jonas Kuntze
ACK 24 / Entrance A
Room ACK 257
Tel: +49 30 314 72573
Fax: +49 30 314 27577

Work Groups

Process Analytical Technology

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Current opportunities at the department of Bioprocess Engineering
Bachelor and master theses, student assistants and other job offers

Core Facilities

Next to all our labs, the pilot plant and the high-troughput bioprocess develoment facility are leading in there research areas.

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The department of Bioprocess Engineering offers a diverse teaching program in the Bachelor and Master.