Departament de Genètica 


BIOTECHNOLOGY

Sílvia Atrian
Marc Valls


BIOTECHNOLOGY





The broad frame of Biotechnology includes the use of living organisms or cells, or any of their components, to obtain drugs, diagnostic tools, foods, or other products of industrial value, as well as the development of bioremediation strategies and clean production schemes. The department of Genetics brings about several Molecular Biotechnology research projects. The knowledge at a molecular genetics level of the defence and resistance mechanisms that the living organisms use to survive external hostilities, either biological –pathogenic agents-, or inorganic –as toxic metals-, is a first step of study, that allows us, through the application of Genetic and Protein Engineering methodologies, and helped by Genomics and Proteomics hints, the optimization of these systems and their use in biotechnological strategies pursuing some of the above mentioned goals.