Department of Biotechnology (DBT)


DBT - Department of Biotechnology - is one of the leading biotechnology research institutions in Europe focusing on synergistic interaction of cell engineering, process engineering and resulting products. Based on molecular and systems biology research we are developing cell based bioprocesses. These include all biotechnologically relevant pro- and eukaryotic organisms. Our strength is based on an interactive network of our researchers and scientists active in various fields of biotechnology, ranging from genes, to cells, processes and products.

We are part of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), and belong to the Vienna Institute of BioTechnology (VIBT), a cluster of BOKU departments located at Muthgasse, Vienna.

Our Department is structured in six institutes:

Institute of Bioprocess Science and Engineering

Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

Institute of Computational Biology

Institute of Animal Cell Technology and Systems Biology

Institute of Cell and Tissue Culture Technologies

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology 

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