Chair of Bioprocess Engineering

Equipment

Thus we have chemical laboratories for the preparation of media, one laboratory for strain maintenance (including preparation of inoculums), two fermentation laboratories (S1 permission according to the german law), a molecular biology lab, one downstream facility and one analytical laboratory.

  • several fermenteers (working volumes up to 100 L)
  • one solid fermenter (Terrafors)
  • special fermenters for emers-fermentation of phototrophic microorganisms
  • evacuated hood for work with anaerobia
  • several shaking incubators (thermostated between 5 - 65°C)


In the analytical lab the following analytical methods are available:

  • LC-MS-MS
  • Headspace-GC-MS
  • several HPLC-Systems (DAAD, UV, RI, Fluorescence)
  • 3D Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • NIR spectroscopy
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope (CLSM)


In the area of process automation and high-throughput screening a Perkin-Elmer robot is used. In downstream processing several FPLC-Systems, one technical scaled Cross Flow Filtration System and one High Gradient Magnetic Separator.

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