ABBt - Biology Department

The Aachen Biology and Biotechnology department strives for the synchronization of scientific and industrial innovation processes, in order to shorten the innovation cycle. Within the different institutes, a significant emphasis is placed on applied research, built from a strong basis of fundamental science.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg

Chairholder: Professor of Biotechnology

Research focus:

Our core expertise is protein engineering by directed evolution and rational design. In five subgroups a joint research agenda is pursuit to discover fundamental protein engineering principles.

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Prof. Dr. Lothar Elling

Professor of Biomaterials

Research focus:

The aim of our research is the development and application of enzyme-module-systems for the synthesis of neoglycoconjugates and their utilization for Glyco-BioInterface Engineering - the biofunctionalization of biomaterial surfaces and biomedical diagnostics.

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Prof. Dr. Marco Oldiges

Professor of Bioprocess Analytics

Research focus:

Our expertise is microbial bioprocess development, applying bioprocess and metabolic engineering principles for small metabolite products and heterologous protein expression.

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Prof. Dr. Jan Marienhagen

Professor for Synthetic Cell Factories

Research focus:

We design and construct microbial cell factories for the production of valuable metabolites and develop molecular tools for the editing of genomes as well as biosensors for high-throughput screening on the single cell level.

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AcES 2023

The Aachen Protein Engineering Symposium AcES is a scientific and educational conference which is organized by the Aachen Biology and Biotechnology group of Prof. Schwaneberg at the RWTH Aachen University.

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CSC Fellowships

We welcome applications of PhD fellows who intend to apply for CSC fellowships for molecular biotechnologists, chemists, computational scientists and bioengineers.

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DWI - Leibnitz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien

Within DWI, the Schwaneberg Group engineers proteins, enzymes and peptides to develop biohybrid materials with tailor-made properties and functionalities.

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News Archive

Here you can find all archived news items since 2016.

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Job Offers

No matter if you are studying or looking for a Postdoc positon: Our latest job offers, bachelor and masters positions can be found here:

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New coworkers

We look forward to a successful cooperation with our new coworkers.

Welcome to our institute!

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Förderverein VFL Biotec

Verein zur Förderung des Lehrstuhls für Biotechnologie der RWTH Aachen e.V.


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