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Welcome at the Institute of Medical Biotechnology

The Institute of Medical Biotechnology provides an umbrella research and teaching facility that brings together biomedical and natural scientists and with engineers from process engineering, mechatronics, optical engineering and sensorics to work in a multidisciplinary and competitive research environment. We provide an interface between biomedical sciences, life sciences and bioengineering. Our focus in Medical Biotechnology is dedicated towards ‚Technologies in Life Sciences and Biotechnology to increase our Understanding and Manipulation of Organ (Dys-)function‘. This is fueled by combining research on medical disease and principles of biotechnology and biomedical engineering to develop technical strategies to asses diagnostics and possible disease therapies.

Topics covered at the Institute of Medical Biotechnology reach from malaria biotechnology, biomechatronics in muscle, high-throughput biology & robophotonics, advanced optical technologies in Life Sciences (e.g. multiphoton (endo-)microscopy), as well as regenerative medicine (tissue engineering).

A joint focus through the different groups is to develop and expand the field of opto-biomechatronics, an area that brings together biophotonics and biomechatronics in holistic engineering of novel systems technologies to directly assess structure-function relationships of tissues and bioartificial constructs in health, disease and bioengineering.

Our institute is well connected to local and international collaborators (i.e. Canada, USA and Australia) and promotes internationalization of state-of-the-art research to meet the rapid growing expectations in biotechnology research and industry for the future of life sciences.


We congratulate Paul Ritter for contributing two Publication Spotlights to the SAOT News. The two promising studies on muscle regeneration and dystrophy present: https://www.saot.fau.de/2022/10/28/paul-ritter-automated-generation-of-reconstructive-tissue-scaffolds/ https://www.saot.fau.de/2022...

We are thrilled that the Journal of Biophotonics selected our publication as front cover page for the latest issue. In that work we showed how label-free optical technologies might benefit diagnosis of lung diseases in the future.   For that paper, Dr. Lucas Kreiss and colleagues at MBT and the Un...

After a beautiful Saturday evening full of fascinating science and interested visitor, we want to thank all of you for you participation: all of our staff for being there, explaining the reasons and methods behind our research; and all visitors for being so curious in what our institute and the depa...

Am 21.05.2022 ist es nach langer Zeit endlich wieder soweit und die FAU öffnet Ihre Tore für die Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft. Wir vom MBT sind natürlich dabei. Finden können Sie uns auf dem Südcampus (Cauerstr. 4). Hier zeigen wir Ihnen gerne mit was für spannenden Forschungsthemen wir uns am Depar...

Der Tag der offenen Wissenschaft am 22. Oktober 2021 - g'scheid Schlau! - an der FAU stand am CBI ganz unter dem Motto "Die Medizintechnik von Morgen". In einer interaktiven Talkrunde stellten drei Forscher in Impulsvorträgen technische Entwicklungen vor die bereits heute die Zukunft der Medizintech...