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Faculty and research in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

The master's programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology is offered at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health and is heavily based on the research performed at AlbaNova University Centre.

KTH departments involved in the programme

The scientists from the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health that teach in the programme belong mainly to one of the three departments Industrial Biotechnology, Chemistry, or Protein Science. The courses in the programme cover the research conducted at KTH in both fundamental and applied sciences, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology.

Research activities include protein technology and engineering, process biotechnology and bioconversion, biocatalysis, structural enzymology and enzyme engineering, metabolic engineering, pharmaceutical production, clean water, resource recovery, synthetic biology, bioremediation, carbohydrate material engineering and bioenergy production. Researchers are internationally recognised and collaborate with leading international research groups and companies within the industrial biotechnology sector. 

Department of Industrial Biotechnology

The Department of Industrial Biotechnology provide knowledge and education for societally relevant and sustainable biotechnological production of chemicals, fuels, materials and pharmaceuticals, as well as contributing to clean water and environment.

Department of Chemistry

The research and teaching at the Department of Chemistry are very diverse but are united by a molecular approach. They work on important research problems with broad relevance for energy, materials, environment and health. Many of the researchers involved in the programme come from the Division of Glycoscience . They integrate multidisciplinary competences in chemical biology, biochemistry, and material sciences to understand the biosynthesis, assembly, modification, and deconstruction of complex carbohydrates. 

Department of Protein Science

The Department of Protein Science are active in a large spectra of protein related research, both fundamental and applied. More specifically, the research covers protein engineering, basic cell biology, molecular disease mechanisms, drug development, proteomics, and nanobiotechnology. Many of the researchers involved in the programme come from the Division of Protein Technology . Their research include combinatorial protein engineering, protein display systems, affinity protein development, epitope mapping, in vivo imaging/biotherapy and viral targeting/gene therapy vectors.

Faculty involved in the programme

The programme is organised in three study tracks with many scientists involved in each track.

Cell-based Process Biotechnology track

Environmental Biotechnology track

Enzyme Technology track