Computer Aided Biotechnology

Computer Aided Biotechnology

The interdisciplinary Computer Aided Biotechnology (CAB) group is composed of wet lab and computational biologists. It aims at putting computational models of production hosts at the fingertips of bench biologists in order to facilitate data- and model-driven cell factory engineering. For this purpose, the group is developing a web-based CAD platform for cell factory design similar to CAD software routinely used in other engineering disciplines, for example, AutoCAD in civil engineering. 

The team is also actively working towards bridging computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) of cell factories with the ultimate goal of fully automating the implementation of cell factory designs in the physical world. Beyond technology development, the group is addressing key challenges in biotechnology (scale-up, continuous manufacturing, microbial communities) in research projects through a combination of Systems Biology and Data Science approaches.

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Research Projects