Presentation of TBIMissions and ambitions


TBI, Toulouse Biotechnology Institute, Bio & Chemical Engineering is a mixed research unit (UMR) attached to INRA (UMR 792), CNRS (UMR 5504) and INSA Toulouse.
Internationally recognized, the lab is evaluated "Exceptionnal" in 2014 and graded A+ by AERES in 2009, with three awards under the “Investissements d’Avenir” (Investing in the Future) programme, TBI holds an innovative position at the interface between life sciences and process sciences.


Its work has applications in the sectors of health, biotechnologies, water and environment, food processing and agri-business, and chemistry.




TBI is multidisciplinary (microbiology, biocatalysis, bioprocesses, separation techniques…); it works on uniting Systems Biology, Processes and Engineering, and has a triple engagement centred around Research, Training, and Transfer and Exploitation.


With the ambitious aim of federating competence “from gene to process” while combining scientific excellence with economic and social pertinence, TBI is crossing divisions, applying a multi-scale strategy, and building networks in the local and international environment.



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