Welcome at the Institute of Medical Biotechnology
The Institute of Medical Biotechnology provides an umbrella research and teaching facility that brings together biomedical scientists, natural scientists and engineers from process engineering, mechatronics and sensorics to work together in a multidisciplinary and competitive research environment to build 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 Dysfunction‘, which is practised by combining research on medical disease and principles of biotechnology and molecular cell biology to develop technical strategies to asses diagnostics and possible disease therapies.
Topics covered at the Institute of Medical Biotechnology reach from malaria biotechnology, biomedical engineering and biophysics in skeletal muscle to heart, high-throughput biology & robophotonics, biomedical and environmental process engineering, advanced optical technologies in Life sciences (e.g. multiphoton endomicroscopy) and applications (e.g. multiphoton microscoy in living cells), as well as regenerative medicine (tissue engineering).
A major 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.