The group’s research activities are centered on both fundamental and applied biotechnology, with the view to establishing a basis for effective bioconversion of a wide range of renewable feedstocks into useful industrial products. Our research focuses on the entire value chain from raw material pre-treatment, engineering and adaption of both bacterial and yeast strains as microbial cell factories, fermentation optimization and product characterization.
Our research targets for the future are:
- to promote sustainable food production through the development of microbial processes for the production of high quality protein
- to promote sustainable production of ingredients for food and feed production alongside biochemicals and bioenergy
- to understand and develop new biological processes for downstream processing and recovery of selected components of the value chain for beer and food production