Research groups
Scheper group

Research in the Scheper Group


Research in the field of bioengineering deals with the development of biotechnological production processes for pro- and eukaryotes. The spectrum ranges from aerobic and anaerobic bacteria to microalgae and yeasts as host systems to animal cell cultures and stem cell research.

The range of products produced extends from simple bulk chemicals to pharmaceutical antibodies and other compounds relevant to medical technology.

We work on up- as well as downstream processing and optimisation, and are able to carry out processes in controlled environments up to a scale of 50 L. All needed bioanalytics and sensorics for bioprocess monitoring are available and are also focal point of our developments, like e.g. in situ-microscopy or 2D-fluorescence spectroscopy. Further bioanalytics like flow cytometry or PCR analysis are applied to study cell physiology in detail and methods for qualitative and quantitative product characterisation.

Further works of the Scheper group are dedicated to the development of chip technologies and the development of new functional ligands, based on aptamers.

Research in bioengineering – further key areas

The multifaceted research of the Scheper group requires that many works are supervised by individual research group leaders, which themselves focus on specific topics. Currently seven research groups are working under the roof of the Scheper group, whose specific research interests are listed below: