| Welcome to the Department of
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, vaccine development, 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 for antibody generation and providing new ways to develop designer medications for the 21 century.
Address and contact information
Department of Biotechnology
Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Technische Universität Braunschweig
D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Phone: +49.531.391.5732 (secretariat)
GPS: 52.2743022, 10.531130
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