The Chair of Molecular Biotechnology
Biotechnology, science of the technical use of biological material, is considered an important next generation technology of the 21st century. It is expected to improve the global supply with healthy and nutritious food, enable effective treatment of severe diseases and provide chemicals, materials and energy in an environmentally benign and resource-efficient way. Central pillars of this development are understanding and directed manipulation of molecular structures and processes in biological systems. They are topics of research and development of molecular biotechnology as a scientific field. Research and teaching of the chair MBT at TU Dresden focus on molecular understanding and directed development of enzymes as effective catalysts for chemical reactions.