April 22, 2015

Biosystems Engineering Lab

Ignacio Poblete-Castro

Assistant Professor   
+56-2-2770 3625

 Our group focuses on engineering biological systems for the synthesis of value-added chemical compounds. Among them, we center our attention to the production of biodegradable polymers, biofuels, proteins, and organic acids. Driven by a systems biotechnological approach we also pursue to develop new bioprocesses using waste materials as carbon substrates, where the host strain is modulated (rewire) and coupled to the process to improve performance in bioreactors. In addition, we also attempt to systematically understand microbial metabolism (single and communities) via metabolic network reconstruction and simulation.