The Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB) is a research institute at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen. GBB also acts as a KNAW-accredited Dutch research school that since 2010 is embedded within the Graduate School of Science.
GBB has the ambition to perform research of the highest standard in the field of biomolecular sciences, studying microbial processes and cells. With strong roots in chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, and genetics, GBB has become a well-recognized research institute in biomolecular science with a focus on genetic and metabolic processes and structure-function studies of the biomolecules involved. Recently, GBB has seen a remarkable growth in microbiological sciences, stimulated by strong teams incorporating modern approaches in genomics, single cell- and single molecule analyses, high-resolution microscopy, and advanced cell engineering. In view of the emerging societal and industrial need to develop sustainable bio-based processes, and the undisputed and important role that microbial processes play in this field, GBB strives to further concentrate its research profile in two focal areas: Molecular Mechanisms of Bioprocesses and Physiology and Systems Biology.