Institute of Bio- and Geosciences - Systems Biotechnology


Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Wiechert

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The Institute of Bio-and Geosciences 1: Biotechnology (IBG-1) uses microbiological, biochemical, genetic and computational methods for the development of microbial processes for the transformation and of new biocatalysts. It conducts research in the field so that the Industrial or White Biotechnology, a core area of the bio-economy. Focus on the development and analysis of versatile microbial production strains for the production of industrially or pharmaceutically relevant substances (such as amino acids or organic acids) from renewable resources and to build on the development of technical production processes. An extensive bio-analytical platform (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, Fluxomics) forms the basis for a systems biology approach. In addition to the established approach of metabolic engineering methods of reinforced synthetic biology, single cell analysis and modeling and simulation of microbial strain development can be used.



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Phone: +49 2461 61 3118
Email: W.Wiechert@fz-juelich.de

  • System
    • System Analysis
      • Technical
      • Economical
      • Ecological
      • Social Science
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Innovation and Exnovation in the Transformation of Structures
    • Well to Wheel
    • Acceptance of Critical Infrastructure
    • Technology - based system analysis
  • Resources
    • Renewable Energy
      • Wind
      • Solar
      • Geothermics
      • Biomass
      • Water
    • Materials
      • Water
      • Inorganic Substances
      • CO2
      • Recyling of Polymers
      • Biomass
  • Infrastructure
    • Storage
      • Battery
      • Chemical Storage
      • Thermal Storage
      • Overarching topics
    • Grids & Networks
      • Integration
      • Flexibilization
      • Security
  • Conversion
    • Supply
      • Non-Fossil Carbon Sources
      • Fuel Cells
      • Electrolysis
      • Power Plant Technologies
      • Photochemical, Solarthermal & Electrochemical Processes
      • Energy to Chemicals
    • Consumption
      • Residental Buildings
      • Industry
      • Transport & Agriculture

Profile Area ECPE

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