Enginyeria de Bioprocessos i Biocatàlisi Aplicada. (ENG4BIO)

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    Edifici Q. Campus de la UAB

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

To promote responsible research, knowledge transfer to public and to private sectors as well as to train a new generation of highly qualified scientists in the cross-disciplinary field of Industrial and Medical Biotechnology (white and red biotechnology). Specifically, the main objective is to develop sustainable biotechnological processes intensified and optimized to obtain products of interest for the chemical, pharma, medical, food and health industries and
to provide real-time analytical monitoring to improve the quality of products and processes. The research interests are focused on 1) microbial production of recombinant proteins and low molecular weight molecules 2) vaccines, proteins for diagnostic and gene and cells therapies, 3) multi-enzymatic processes including stereo selective synthesis 4) Integrating Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Quality by Design (QbD), internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), considered as key technologies in the industry 4.0

Directed by:

Francisco Valero Barranco

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Biological systems engineering of bacteria and yeasts for the production of recombinant proteins and metabolites of industrial interest
  • Bioprocess and Applied Biocatalysis Engineering
  • Cell culture-based bioprocesses for biopharmaceutical production
  • Development of pilot-scale fermentation processes
  • Real-time process monitoring using rapid instrumental techniques and multivariate data processing

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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