algal biotechnology in Koethen

For project processing, the working group is equipped with an excellent and comprehensive range of methods:

  • analysis of:
    • carotenoids and carotenoid esters including enantiomeric separation (LC-MSn, RP-HPLC),
    • lipid groups (ELSD-HPLC),
    • triacylglycerides, polyhydroxyalkanoates (Fluorimetry),
    • fatty acids and fatty acids esters (Headspace-GC, GC-MS),
    • carbohydrates (LC-MS, GC-MS),
    • amino acids (amino acids analyzer with post-column derivatization),
    • mono- and oligosaccharides (HPLC),
    • C, H, N, S (Elementary Analyzer),
    • Cl, F-, NO3-, PO43-, SO42-, Li+, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, NH4+ (Ion Chromatography),
    • crude fiber, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, NDF, ADF, ADL (FibretecTM 8000),
    • lignin degradation products (RP-HPLC),
    • proteins and degradation products (Photometry, Fluorimetry, LC-MSn),
    • Biogas (standard gas production ability, methane, H2, VFA)
  • cultivation of micro algae and bacteria in several scales up to 1,400 liter  (bubble columns, tubular reactors, plate reactors, stirred reactors)

  • extraction- and chromatographic methods for separation and isolation (scCO2, preparative HPLC, ASE)

  • cell disruption (stirred ball mill, high pressure cell disruption)

  • bioassays for biological activity