(European Network for Innovative Microbioreactor Applications in Bioprocess Development)


The main objective of the EUROMBR project is to deliver a trans-European network of industrially oriented specialists fully trained in the development and application of microbioreactor (MBR) technology to support the progress of innovative bio-based manufacturing processes.


In practice, the development of bio-based manufacturing processes is very expensive and requires tremendous amounts of experimental effort:

1. During screening for new processes or applications a large number of small-scale experiments are required to identify the most suitable candidates.

2. When scaling-up a process via lab to pilot to production scale, many time-consuming and expensive experiments are necessary to determine the conditions that yield the best process performance.

In the current state-of-the-art, biocatalysis is increasingly being applied to the manufacturing of bulk chemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

This project aims to further promote the use of microbioreactors (MBRs) for more efficient screening and scale-up of biocatalytic processes.

The Project

EUROMBR is an ITN that will run from November 2013 until October 2017, and is coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), more specifically by the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

The project will create a platform of mobility and training of young researchers, both pre-docs and post-docs by means of customized research projects, exchange of know-how among researchers and partners, attendance to workshops and seminars, as well as training in research complementary skills (project management, team leadership, intellectual property rights, etc).

The EUROMBR partners in this interdisciplinary consortium are competent players in the scientific and commercial field of microtechnology, biotechnology and process engineering. Collectively, they have the necessary synergies in the field of microfabrication, material - and process development as well as an impressive track record in the research community. The consortium is formed by six research institutes and five dynamic SMEs, which will result in a vibrant and fruitful work environment for the ESRs and ERs.

For more information please visit EUROMBR project website.


Krist V. Gernaey
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 29 70


Nicky Ehrlich
Research coordinator / Fundraiser
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 22 46 26 44


Ulrich Krühne
Assoc. Prof.
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 29 60