Department of Biotechnology
Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

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Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology

Looking back on a long lasting tradition, the Department of Biotechnology is one of the divisions of the Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. This Institute was founded in 1972 and helped to establish this research and teaching focus in Braunschweig.

In 2002, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dübel joined the Department as its new director, introducing an additional research focus on Molecular Engineering, in particular Human Antibody Engineering and Phage Display. The Department quickly became the home to some of the world's largest and most successful academic human antibody libraries, while the well established research focus on Biochemical Engineering, led by Prof. Dr. Siegmund Lang and Prof. Dr. Udo Rau, continued its succesful development.

Today, with fundamental and applied research topics spanning a very broad range including molecular and cell biology, infection biology. intrabodies, biomarker and drug discovery, synthetic biology, in vitro evolution, biochemical engineering and process development, the Department is well-endowed to embark into the challenges of cutting egde biotechnology research of the future. A long list of successful technology transfers proves the significance of our research for society, by avoiding animal experiments and providing new ways to develop designer medications of the 21 century.

Address and contact information

Department of Biotechnology
Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Spielmannstr. 7
D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Phone:    +49.531.391.5732 (secretariat)
Fax:        +49.531.391.5763

How to find us

By car: 

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By train: 
Exit Braunschweig main station. Just in front, slightly left, are bus platforms. Take the bus line 419 (direction: Hauptbahnhof, leaves every 10 min at daytime), exit at Gliesmaroder Straße (5th stop) or Bültenweg (6th stop) (klick map for larger version).
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By air: 
Nearest airport with scheduled service is Hannover (HAJ). Best way of transfer to Braunschweig is to take an airport shuttle (45 min, needs reservation) or train (ca. 1,5 h, change of train at Hannover main station).
In some cases, particular from overseas, it may be faster to fly to Frankfurt (FRA) and take the comfortable ICE train to Braunschweig (3,5 hours, connection via Frankfurt main railway station).
From Berlin's airports it takes about 2,5h by train or car - you may take a taxi to the Berlin main station and use the ICE train (1,3h) to Braunschweig.

For visitors using their own aircraft, Braunschweig-Wolfsburg airport (EDVE, 2300m RWY, ILS) is located 7km (15 min by Taxi) from the Institute.

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