Microbiology-based technologies for a more sustainable society

Microbial processes have been used in industrial applications from the earliest times for baking, brewing, and food preservation. Today, progression in microbial biotechnology is creating insights that allow using microorganisms for many more applications.

We aspire to a central role for microbial processes in the development of 21st-century technology, poised to become sustainable, biobased, and CO2 neutral. We envision bio-based solutions to mitigate global challenges such as climate change, sustainable development in the global economic context, and the One Health concept.

The Centre's ambition is to become a driver in the development of bio-based solutions. Our research activities exploit the enormous versatility in biochemical and physiological properties of microbes to create solutions for bio-electronics, agriculture, the food & feed industry, and healthcare.