Center for Microbial Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary research center focusing on industrial biotechnology, covering the fields: Mycology, Metabolomics, Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology and Bioinformatics and Fermentation . Using the different competences, CMB maps and exploits fungal biodiversity. To this end, CMB performs cutting edge research in fungal secondary metabolism, metabolic engineering, functional genomics, systems biology and quantitative physiology of industrially important microbial cell factories.
In addition, CMB is internationally recognized for research concerning mycotoxins directed towards promoting food and process safety as well as towards mapping their environmental occurrence of mycotoxins.
The research topics covered by the research groups of CMB are inspired by the complex problems encountered in modern biotechnology, but are always studied for their inherent scientific merits.
In this way, CMB develops and transfers technologies to other academic communities and to the biotech industry. These technologies span from state of the art experimental and analytical techniques (especially mass spectrometry) to advanced cell factory design and development.
To execute state of the art research in this scientific field, CMB contains one of the largest fungal culture collections, elaborate technological platforms for analytical and fermentation as well as a platform for high throughput molecular biology. Due to these core competences, CMB plays an important role as the leading Danish provider of candidates trained in all aspects of industrial biotechnology, in particular candidates that and at the interface between life sciences and engineering sciences.