Bioengineering is a field that applies engineering principles of design and analysis to biological systems or biomedical technologies. Bioengineering overlaps substantially with the fields like biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology.


Examples of bioengineering research:

microorganisms engineered to produce chemicals
portable disease diagnostic devices
tissue engineered organs


In our research, we have focussed on the design and engineering of yeast-based cell factories to convert the common byproducts into value-added chemicals and materials – products like food and feed supplements, bio-plastic or bio-based coating materials.

To do so, we combine the knowledge from:

  • Systems Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Material sciences