AREA 1: STRATEGIC AREA
The strategic area breaks new scientific ground within CORE themes of the Centre’s research. This CORE topics are proteins and bio-nanoparticles at surfaces, mechanisms of phenotypic control in cell factories and multi-enzyme biocatalytic cascades. Moreover, the area boosts emerging research topics and fosters new ideas from young scientists.
AREA 2: BIOTRANSFORMATIONS
The area focuses on new enzymes and flexible biocatalytic process technologies for efficient, continuous chemical production. The objective is to develop new, robust biotransformation processes, in particular for glycosylation, oxidative C-H functionalization and enzyme cascade reactions.
AREA 3: MICROBIAL PARTS AND SYSTEMS
The area is focused on microbial cells and their parts designed by synthetic biology for new functions and efficient bioproduction of small molecules and proteins. It furthermore breaks new ground in harnessing microbial communities for industrial applications.
AREA 4: BIOPHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGIES
Guided by the vision of the “virtual factory/digital twin” the area focusses on the development and validation of multi-level models of the entire development and manufacturing chain for the efficient, reliable and controllable production and processing of high quality and safe biopharmaceuticals and diagnostics.