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of the Department for Biomaterials,
Faculty of Engineering Science,
Universitaet Bayreuth

Materials in nature often exhibit optimized properties and uses that greatly outperform synthetically produced products. One attractive candidate as inspiration from nature are proteins to be used in innovative devolopments in biomedicine and nanobiotechnology. Our lab's main competences are the characterization of biopolymers, in particular natural structural proteins, their modification, production and processing for technically relevant applications in pilot plant scale.

The Department for Biomaterials comprises 3 working groups:

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel, Head of Department, W3-Professor for Biomaterials
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Lang, W1-Professor for Biopolymer Processing
  • Dr. Martin Humenik, Junior Research Group DNA-Protein hybrid materials

We pursue an interdisciplinary approach in our research.

In close cooperation of natural scientists (biologists, chemists, biochemists) and engineers, we aim to not only understand molecular interrelationships, but to use the knowledge we gain to develop new bio- materials.