Our research group consists of researchers from several disciplines with expert competence in biochemistry, microbiology, botany, genetics, genetic engineering, molecular biology and systems biology. A range of methods are used to study organisms and their environment in vivo, in vitro and in silico from a holistic perspective. Ongoing projects use state-of-the-art techniques to investigate biological processes in microorganisms, animals and plants.
What is biotechnology
Biotechnology is the use of organisms, other biological systems or biological processes with the aim of learning more about the science of life. Biotechnology encompasses a large number of methods that can be used to modify organisms, systems and processes and thereby improve medicines, crops, livestock or the environment.
Research in three areas
Research in plant biotechnology is directed toward identifying and studying genes that can be used to develop crops with properties that prevent or reduce the presence of arsenic in plants, food and the environment.
Research in microbial biotechnology identifies and studies genes that can be used in the development of microbial bioreactors to eliminate or reduce the presence of arsenic in industrial wastewater but also in water sources and the environment more generally.
The mussel project investigates mussels, their larvae and their host fish to develop molecular biomarkers for differentiating species of mussels and their larvae. These markers can help explain why mussel stocks often show poor regeneration.