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Welcome to B CUBE

B CUBE - Center for Molecular Bioengineering at TU Dresden is part of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) and focuses on the investigation of living matter across scales and translates the ensuing knowledge into innovative materials and technologies. Toward this end, B CUBE carries out research in three complementary dimensions: (i) BioProspecting is applied to identify natural phenomena which answer unmet technological needs, (ii) BioNano Tools are developed and applied to characterize biological structures and processes at the molecular level, and (iii) Biomimetic Materials are designed and synthesized that supersede natural biomaterials and exhibit properties exceeding current technologies. By learning from natural phenomena and translating this knowledge into technological solutions, B CUBE is building bridges between Life Sciences and Engineering Sciences.

Biomimetic Materials

Design and synthesis of novel technical material systems based on fundamental building blocks that supersede those found in nature and that exhibit properties that exceed those of conventional technologies. This type of biomimicry not only takes the end product into account, but also the processes to achieve it.


BioNano Tools

Development and application of methods to characterize biological structures and systems at the molecular level. In addition, the investigated biomolecular machines themselves are envisioned to be optimized towards their application as novel nanotools in synthetic environments.


Identification and systematic cataloging of natural phenomena which answer unmet technological needs. A "Database of Natural Phenomena" results from the selection, description and categorization of the investigated animal or plant species of interest in terms of bionics or biomimetics.

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