A large number of research groups from several different departments are involved in the Life Science Engineering Area of Advance. Our research activities in the Life Science Engineering Area of Advance are organized in three profiles:
Towards a Biosustainable Future
We are focusing on the development of future sustainable systems that will assist in establishing a fossil free society. In this society, biomass is used as a main feed-stock for production of electricity, transportation fuels, heat, materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food.
Challenges we address are linked both to the identification and generation of biomasses and to its conversion into multiple products through the use of microbial production platforms or direct extractions. The research is truly interdisciplinary and well in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more about Towards a Biosustainable Future.
Molecules & Modelling of Life
A bottom up approach to challenges in life sciences using biomolecules, cells and various modelling tools. Our challenges include understanding the interface between non-living and living, how information is transferred within and between cells, how to generate and maintain tissues, and how to engineer cells for chemical and material production. The tools range from bio inspired systems in vitro to computational models in silico. The research done is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal no 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Read more about Molecules & Modelling of Life.
Engineering Solutions for Health
We focus on how engineering materials, devices, and systems interact with – and can be used to understand and cure – biological processes. The challenge is to close the gap between engineering and medicine. Our area include new medical devices and methods for diagnostics and treatment, as well as advancement of techniques and processes in biomolecular, cellular and medical imaging. We also develop new materials to replace malfunctioning organs, and improve the quality of healthcare by using eHealth technologies. The research done in this profile is also in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal no 3, as mentioned above. Read more about Engineering Solutions for Health.