Biotechnology (BIOTK)

The research and education at the division of biotechnology focus on industrial applications in biotechnology.

We regard biotechnology as the engineering of biology, emphasizing that we engineer biological systems by using the fundamental principles and unfolding tools of engineering. The LiTH master program (civilingenjörsprogram) in Engineering Biology conceives this into a coherent education and engineering degree.

Worldwide, industrial biotechnology research is synonymous with the integration of engineering and biosciences for production purposes (IUPAC). The scientific breakthroughs during the past century in molecular biology have unfolded an exceptional industrial development and realisation in the use of microorganisms and cell cultures, biopharmaceuticals, pluripotent stem cells, biosensors, DNA microarrays, protein science and bioprocessing.

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