Research and teaching at the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering focus on one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: The transition from an industry based on fossil resources to a sustainable, bio-based economy. Here, the so-called Industrial Biotechnology, which is also referred to as White Biotechnology in the German language area, holds a key position. Microorganisms or enzymes are used as biocatalysts for the production of (fine-)chemicals, agricultural and pharmaceutical precursors, food and animal feed, energy sources and innovative materials. This research focus is represented by the working groups of Biocatalysis and Fermentation, and Nanobiotechnology. Our research portfolio is complemented by the groups of Aquatic Biotechnology and Tissue Engineering.