(Bio)Process Engineering group, IIM-CSIC


Our group performs research in the area of Bioprocess Engineering, namely regarding the mathematical modelling and computer-aided simulation, optimization and control of bio-processes(i.e. food and biotechnology industries) and bio-systems (e.g. biochemical pathways, biological waves, and other related topics from the area of systems biology).

Some of our current research topics are:

  • Robust control of nonlinear, distributed systems (convection-diffusion-reaction)
  • Analysis and control of dissipative networks
  • Model reduction for non-linear dynamic distributed systems
  • Identification and parameter estimation in systems biology
  • Optimal control and design in biological pathways
  • Network inference in biological systems
  • Global optimization of bio-processes (e.g. bioreactors) and bio-systems
  • Dynamic optimization and nonlinear optimal control of bio-processes
  • Integrated process design and control
  • Web-based simulation and optimization tools for the bio-industries


A profile and list of papers can be found here as PDF and here as HTML


We have been, and continue to be, involved in many national and international projects and programs, including EU projects (FP5, FP6, FP7), NATO and EU-COST.  


Several members of the group have performed research stays at well-known international institutions: the University of California at Davis, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cambridge, Princeton University and the M.I.T. We have had research collaborations with all these institutions.

Ongoing and recent research collaborations with:

  • Stanford University, USA
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • Fundacio Privada Centre De Regulacio Genomica (CRG, Barcelona)
  • EBI-EMBL (European Bioinformatics Institute) Cambridge
  • Universiteit Van Amsterdam
  • Stichting Centrum Voor Wiskunde (CWI)
  • Fondazione Telethon, Naples
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Groningen.
  • University of Postdam.
  • University of Aberdeen.
  • Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces.
  • University of Oxford.
  • Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa de la UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia).
  • Grupo de Control de sistemas complejos de la UPV .
  • Grupo de Estadística para procesos estocásticos de la DMAE (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena) .
  • Departamento de Medio Ambiente de la APV (Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo).
  • CESGA (Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia).
  • CETMAR (Centro Tecnológico del Mar- Fundación CETMAR).
  • Departamento de Pesca del IEO- Vigo y Murcia (Instituto Español de Oceanografía).
  • Departamento de Pescas e Mar del IPMA (Instituto Português do mar e da Atmósfera).





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BioProcess Engineering Group
C/Eduardo Cabello 6
36208 Vigo (SPAIN)


E-mail: gingproc@iim.csic.es

E-mail: gingproc@iim.csic.es

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