Specialty Division for Systems Biotechnology
The Specialty Division for Systems Biotechnology focuses on application of methods from systems biology to problems related to biotechnology. Systems biology is a new and interdisciplinary research field that combines mathematical/theoretical approaches with experimental methods.
Besides an improvement of the overall biotechnological process the better understanding of the processes inside the cell is a major research topic. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas putida and Halomonas elongata are chosen as model organisms since they show a high potential with respect to biotechnology.
A methodical focus of the division will be the development of meaningful mathematical models that first describe the behavior of the cells and secondly support control and design of the system at hand. This requires models with predictive power integrating experimental data from various levels of the cellular organization with process data. For the experimental work, laboratory space is available with good equipment for chemical analysis and cultivation.
Possible Bachelor and Master Theses.
For a list of lectures please see "Teaching" in the navigation bar on the left.