The Biotechnology department is the home base of this Master's Programme. The department houses state-of-the-art facilities for research in the life sciences, including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, fermentation and separation technology, mass spectrometry, biomolecular spectroscopy, bioorganic chemistry, directed evolution:

  • DNA microarray analysis for proteomics
  • Tandem mass spectrometry for proteomics
  • Metagenomics (genomic analysis of environmental samples)
  • Directed evolution of enzymes by DNA shuffling
  • Immobilization of enzymes for industrial applications
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of metabolites
  • Bioelectrochemistry of redox enzymes
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of metals in proteins
  • Ultra rapid reaction quenching to trap short-lived enzyme intermediates
  • Automated chemostats for synchronized cells cultivation
  • Cultivation of mixed microbial cultures and of biofilms
  • Downstream processing of bioreactor effluents
  • Rapid sampling of metabolites in growing cells
  • Modeling of bioreactors and of metabolic networks
  • Genetic reprogramming of microorganisms for industrial applications
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