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
D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Phone: +49.531.391.5732 (secretariat)
How to find us
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Exit Braunschweig main station. Just in front, slightly left, are bus
platforms. Take the bus line 419 or 439 (direction: Weststadt Donaustraße), exit at Gliesmaroder Straße. To reach the main entrance of the Biocentre turn right at the dead end of Spielmannstrasse.
Bus connection details: http://www.braunschweiger-verkehrs-ag.de
Nearest airport 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 .