Plant sciences and biotechnologies

Natural biological raw materials are crucial for our economic system, but they are increasingly overexploited for the provision of food, materials and energy. Lignocellulosic biomass, mainly composed of plant cell walls, is the most abundant biological raw material on Earth.

Our research challenges

  • Elucidate underlying mechanisms of plant cell wall biopolymer formation and deconstruction using integrative biology and green biotechnologies,
  • Valorize plant biomass as a source for bioenergy and biopolymers for innovative and commercially interesting applications.


Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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