The Institute IBioSys

The Institute IBioSys

The Institute IBioSys = the amalgamation of basic and applied research of biobased Systems to embed the interdisciplinarity in combination with knowledge and technology transfer to teaching and research, industry and society on the local, regional and international level.

Chemistry of Biobased Systems

Chemistry of Biobased Systems

The design, synthesis and application of bioactive glycoconjugates and analogues to answer questions in the interdisciplinary bio/medical field, material science and product technology (paper industry) (e.g. 3D print materials or auxiliary materials for paper- and pulp industry).

Technology of Biobased Systems

Technology of Biobased Systems

Development of complex materials, conjugates based on biomolecules of living organism origin and analogues to develope biomaterials with emphasis on surface functionalisation, manufacturing of 3D structured materials and using modern technology as 3D printing, laser lithography, bio-inks (for e.g. tissue engineering).

The Institute IBioSys is based on the amalgamation of basic research (Chemistry) and applied research (Technology) of Biobased Systems such as bioconjugates containing bioactive carbohydrate moieties, with the main goal embedding the interdisciplinary research field in combination with knowledge and technology transfer to teaching and research, industry and society on the local, regional and international level. It is a HUB of innovation for Chemistry and Technology of biobased Systems in accordance with the Fields of Expertise of Graz Technical University, most importantly Advanced Material Science and Human Biotechnology as well as with the regional cooperation NAWI Graz (University Graz) and BioTechMed (Medicinal University Graz).


The research activities of IBioSys implement two main research fields with a common interest "Biobased Systems" – bioactive carbohydrate based bioconjugates.

  Chemistry of Biobased Systems  | The design and development of efficient and economic synthetic methods for bioactive glycoconjugates and analogues as well as glycomimetics based on renewable resources and their application as potential tools for the profiling as well as structure-activity-studies of glycoprocessing enzymes and as therapeutics for management of diseases related to the carbohydrate metabolism. Design, synthesis, modification and characterisation of biobased systems such as oligo- an polysaccharides for their application in material technologies such as 3D printing technologies, tissue engineering, coating technologies, fabrication of surface active materials, medicinal applications, applications or auxiliary materials for paper- and pulp industry.

  Technology of Biobased Systems  Technology of Biobased Systems: development of complex materials, conjugates based on biomolecules of living organism origin and analogues. This implements the manufacturing, analysis and application of organic structures and inorganic/organic hybrid-systems. The focus is set on the development of biomaterials with emphasis on surface specific processes (surface functionalisation) and  manufacturing of 3D structured materials and using modern technology as 3D printing or laser lithography, development of bio-inks formulations, cross linking - and self-assembly structures, for as example tissue engineering. Another research topic is the use of mono-, oligo- and polymers and derivatives for different technical applications such as packaging, paper conservation, paper process technology, textile industry, coating or cosmetics.

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Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems
Stremayrgasse 9
8010 Graz

+43 (316) 873 - 32071
ibiosysnoSpam@tugraz.at

 


Want to publish your recent work?

  MDPI Polysaccharides  | A novel, international, open access, peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of the science of polysaccharides and their derivatives, and is published quarterly online.

  MDPI "Polysaccharides II"  | A special issue of Polymers, dedicated to research in different biomedical as well as technical fields for focused and increased application of the polysaccharides.