BioZone is a Centre for Applied Bioscience and Bioengineering Research at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of internationally renowned researchers who work at the interface of biology and engineering and share a common vision: to use the most advanced and innovative biotechnology to address urgent societal needs in energy, environment, and health.

Discovery, design, and development of biocatalysts and bioprocesses.

  • Production of Bioproducts and Biofuels

    BioZone discovers enzymes and pathways for the development of bioprocesses to synthesize biofuels, chemicals, and plastics from renewable carbon sources. Thereby reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

  • Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment

    BioZone uses enzymes, microbes, and microbial communities to remove organic contaminants from subsurface environments, waste waters, and industrial processes.

  • Microbiome Modeling

    BioZone is using genomics and synthetic biology to understand and improve human, industrial, and environmental microbiomes.

  • Technoeconomic Assessment

    BioZone employs technoeconomic assessment and life cycle analysis techniques to understand how the biotechnology it develops interacts with the larger systems in which they operate.

Analytical Testing

  • Microbial, Enzymatic, and Molecular Testing

    BioZone provides a wide range of fee-for-service analyitical testing, including a mass spectrometry facilty.

Training the next generation of Engineers and leaders

  • Student experience

    BioZone aims to provide world class scientific training and equip students with the knowledge and ability to shape the public policy that affects our environment and well being.

Idea through to Implementation

BioZone unites researchers involved in all stages of taking an idea from the lab to commercial application, so that viable technologies can be developed in the context of technical, economic and public policy constraints.