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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 together 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, biomedical and environmental process engineering, 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 are grateful for being awarded with the "senetics Innovation Award 2021" in the category "Most innovative Product or Patent in Healthcare". We are especially happy to have received this honour for two of our recently developed healthcare robotics systems, the MyoRobot and the IsoStretcher. Both i...

We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Pradel was awarded the MedTecLive Young Talent Award 2021! She convinced the jury, consisting of professors and representatives of industry, with her Bachelor’s thesis: “3D-Reconstruction of an M. gastrocnemius medialis during perfusion-decellularization” ...

On February 16 and 17, the Institute of Medical Biotechnology hosted the International SAOT Workshop on Modern Biophotonics in collaboration with the Erlangen Graduate School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT). In this scientific event, several international experts presented fascinating lectur...

On February 10, Lucas Kreiß successfully defended his Doctoral Thesis with the title “Advanced Optical Technologies for Label-free Tissue Diagnostics - A complete workflow from the optical bench, over experimental studies to data analysis”. He passed the written and oral examination with distinction...