The research Group Industrial Biotechnology at University of Applied Sciences Munich is involved in the development and economic evaluation of sustainable materials and applications based on biotechnological processes, renewable raw materials and residual materials.
The focus is on an automated high-throughput cultivation platform based on microbioreactors. With this platform, development times for bioprocesses can be greatly reduced. It also allows the rapid detection of nutrient requirements and the selection of suitable microorganisms.
Another focus is on the development of molecular biological tools for the optimization of microbial production strains. In this way, less tested and researched microorganisms, which are not currently used as standard in biotechnology, are to be made accessible. In particular, biopolymer-producing organisms are to be addressed and further developed.
Exemplary projects are the optimization of lime-forming microorganisms for the application field of biocementation, automated and AI-based media development, bioremediation and reuse of contaminated soils, optimization of the expression of recombinant proteins as well as the adaptation of biopolymer-forming microorganisms for the use of residual materials.