Biotechnology at RPTU

Biotechnology is a key technology with profound implications for health, agriculture, the environment, and industry. It enables personalized medicine and gene therapy, promotes sustainable agricultural practices, and supports the production of environmentally friendly products. By solving global challenges such as climate change and resource scarcity, biotechnology is fundamental to the future development of our society. RPTU is your partner in the entire development chain of white, green, and red biotechnology, from basic research to technical applications.

Our Expertise and Capabilities

  • Organism Expertise: We have extensive knowledge and experience working with a wide range of organisms including bacteria, algae, plants, and fungi.
  • Genetic Engineering: We utilize modern genetic engineering methods to manipulate and enhance genetic material for various applications.
  • Biorefinery Processes: Our biorefinery processes convert various substrates into valuable bioproducts, promoting sustainability.
  • Electro-Biotechnology: We specialize in electro-biotechnological production, integrating electrical and biological systems for innovative solutions.
  • Process Upscaling: Our facilities can upscale bioprocesses up to a 1000-litre scale, bridging the gap from lab to industrial application.
  • Multiphase Reactors: We employ integrated multiphase biotechnology reactors equipped with high-quality process analysis systems for efficient and precise bioprocessing.
  • Online Analysis Tools: Our tools for online analysis ensure real-time monitoring and optimization of biotechnological processes.
  • Core Facilities: We provide access to state-of-the-art core facilities focusing on mass spectrometry, high-resolution microscopy, and NMR spectroscopy for detailed analysis.

Our Partners

  • Industrial companies such as AbbVie, Boehringer, BASF, Evonik, etc.
  • Collaborations with numerous research institutes


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