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Overview: Human & Biotechnology

People are at the centre of research in the Field of Expertise Human & Biotechnology at TU Graz. Human technology researchers are developing devices and methods for medical applications and therapies, for example using innovative biosignals and image processing. Biotechnology focusses on using enzymes and living microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and yeast in technical applications.

Researchers in the Field of Expertise are developing diagnostic methods and processes that enable biological raw materials to be converted into chemical compounds such as medicines, chemicals and materials. Research results are channelled into medicine, environmental technology, industry and agriculture, benefitting society. 

Research topics

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomechanics
  • Medical imaging
  • (Clinical) bioinformatics
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Neuroscience
  • Health care engineering
  • Biomedical model creation and simulation
  • European Body for Testing and Certification of Medical Products
  • Radiation protection tests and reports
  • Biomedical sensor technology
  • Biomaterials

Molecular Biomedicine

  • Functional genomics
  • Chemical biology
  • Metabolism research

Industrial Biotechnology

  • Cell engineering
  • Protein engineering
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Biocatalysis - green chemistry
  • Glycoengineering
  • Synthetic biology
  • Computational biotechnology
  • Sensors for process technology

Environmental Biotechnology

  • Analysis of environmental and food microbiomes
  • Microbiome and resistome management
  • Microbiome biotechnology
  • Understanding the microbial exposome

ERC Grants

Researchers with ERC Grants within the Field of Expertise:

  • Gustav OBERDORFER, Project: HelixMold – Computational design of novel functions in helical proteins by deviating from ideal geometries
  • Gernot MÜLLER-PUTZ, Project: Feel Your Reach – Non-invasive decoding of cortical patterns induced by goal directed movement intentions and artificial sensory feedback in humans

More about the ERC Grants at TU Graz

TU Graz events

3. October 2023, 05:00 pm - 19:00
Human & Biotechnology (Field of Expertise)

Human & Biotechnology (Field of Expertise)

Human & Biotechnology (Field of Expertise)

Christian Doppler (CD) Laboratories

CD lab within the Field of Expertise:

All CD labs at TU Graz

Lead Projects

The Field of Expertise is involved in the following lead projects at TU Graz:

Heads of the Field of Expertise

from left to right:

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Neural Engineering

Gabriele BERG
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Environmental Biotechnology

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Contact: FoE-Human-BiotechnologynoSpam@tugraz.at

For researchers at TU Graz

Register for/deregister from the Field of Expertise: foenoSpam@tugraz.at

Further information on the intranet TU4U

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