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.