Current research focus on industrial biotechnology
One of the most dominating sector in industrial world is biotechnology. Today, the main focus is on development of efficient and robust microbial cell factories, suitable for industrial production of several goods. Main competence in engineering of Escherichia coli, Bacillus, Actinomycetes, Pseudomonas and lactic acid bacteria. Strain improvement is to be done either by mutagenesis or advanced targeted strain engineering including systems and synthetic biology approaches.
Challenges like an ever-increasing and ageing population, affordable health care, resource efficiency, food security, climate change and energy shortages, is a huge problem to societies and needed to be sorted.