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IBRL: Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About IBRL



The mission of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) is to advance research and education focused on renewable food, fuel and fiber-based processing platforms and to stimulate bio-economic development in the State of Illinois through translational scale-up of developed technologies leading to commercialization.  The near term strategic objective is to identify and promote the development of innovative, multi-disciplinary teams that will capitalize on recent advances at the nexus of plant and microbial genetics and bioprocessing.  This document describes the new infrastructure that will be available to support team-based research and proof-of-concept activities.

About the Laboratory

Professor Hans Blaschek heads the IBRL. Other staff include: Vijay Singh, associate director for engineering; Brian Jacobson, pilot plant systems analyst; Ann Jones, education and project coordinator; and Eric Anderson, teaching associate.


IBRL serves as an umbrella center for the integration of bioenergy research and development by various University of Illinois colleges and the Institute of Genomic Biology (IGB).