Our main focus is directed towards protein expression design, cellular engineering and systems biology approaches for the production of functional proteins, virus like particles and infectious viruses. Our goals are influenza virus vaccine design in insect cells and mammalian cells as well as improving cell factories in general for production of functional proteins (e.g. enzymes) and
In the past we have established a baculovirus surface display system which now serves to generate antibody-like proteins that specifically bind to chosen targets. This project is in collaboration with f-star GmbH.
We have developed a large set of baculoviral vectors for influenza vaccine design and generation in insect and mammalian cells. For the past 10 years this research project has been funded by the FWF,
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We further have projects within the field of feed and food technology. We successfully finished a project with Biomin to enzymatically detoxify mycotoxins in animal feed.
In collaboration with Lactosan, we have successfully started to apply our genetic engineering expertise to lactic acid bacteria, in order to make more expression systems available for specific applications in biotechnology.