Bioprocess Engineering

Project summary

Mushlabs is a biotech company using fermentation to create the next generation of sustainable foods from the roots of mushrooms. In nature, fungi’s extensive mycelial network in the soils act as a giant digestive system in forests, making fungi one of the most efficient decomposers on our planet.

Mushlabs uses the same mycelial cells and feeds it with side streams of agro- and food industries. In large bioreactors, the mushroom mycelial cells ferment the side streams and multiply. This biological process accumulates delicious and healthy biomass rich in protein and dietary fibre.

In cooperation with the Mushlabs, we develop and optimize fermentation processes and test how the fungi grow on different side streams.

Project partner:

Project duration:
10/2020 - current

Project funding:
Contract researche

Responsible person:
TU Berlin
Sebastian Hans

Irmgard Schäffl


    © TU Berlin/PR/Felix Noak

    The Work Group

    This project is part of the High-Throughput Bioprocess Development (HTBD). Read more about our group, our mission and related projects.

    © Dominic Simon

    Opportunity / Thesis

    Are you looking for a challenging thesis? We often have open topics! Send us your interests and strengths together with a short CV via email.

    © TU Berlin/BVT/S.Hans

    The Lab

    Interested in the lab? The HTBD laboratory is a leader in the application of automated and model-based bioprocess control. Take a look at your liquid handling stations, mini bioreactor system and other lab equipment in our virtual tour.

    To the Lab
    © Philipp Arnoldt


    The HTBD - Groupe offers various lectures dedicated to the basics of our work. You can find an overview of our current courses here.