During the past decades, our understanding of the biochemical processes occurring within living cells, coupled with a growing awareness of the extraordinary facility and versatility of living organisms to produce useful and complex chemical products from a variety of inexpensive raw materials, has stimulated enormous interest in the biological manufacture of a variety of products. These range from therapeutic proteins to commodity chemicals. We address both fundamental and applied aspects involved in the biological production of these materials. Research has been focused on four main areas; bioseparations, metabolic engineering, enzyme biotechnology and marine biotechnology. 

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