At the Industrial Biotechnology (IndBio) Division, our aims are to produce chemicals, materials, energy carriers and food ingredients using enzymes and microorganisms, and as such contribute to the development of a bio-based, sustainable society.
A large number of important traditional and novel products will be produced by industrial scale biotech processes in the future. Industrial biotechnology as a field is growing rapidly, as it offers an alternative path from production based on petroleum-based resources. Through the integration of different bio-based processes into large-scale biorefineries, we can convert cheap and renewable resources such as plant biomass (lignocellulose) into a palette of products. We focus our research efforts into developing novel efficient and robust cell factories, finding and utilizing new biomass-degrading enzymes, bioelectrochemistry and algal biotechnology. For more information about our ongoing research, visit IndBio research topics.
For master students we always have available MSc thesis projects. Students interested in doing their thesis projects at IndBio are also welcome to contact any of the individual PIs of the group to discuss other project possibilities. Every second year we offer a PhD-course: Industrial Biotechnology for lignocellulose based processes.
Vacant positions at IndBio are listed on Chalmers Vacancies. We often accept guest researchers, and you are welcome to contact any of the individual PIs of the group to discuss such possibilities.