Welcome to the Bressler Lab!

The Biorefining Conversions and Fermentation Laboratory at the University of Alberta is at the forefront of developing practical technologies that transform by-products from various industries into valuable biofuels and bio commodities. With state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive analytical suite, the lab is fully equipped to support research in biorefining conversions and fermentations for clean fuels, green chemistry, and cellular agriculture.

Led by Dr. Bressler, the lab's research focuses on converting agricultural products to chemicals, fuels, and value-added commodities using chemical, thermal, and biological systems. The lab's initiatives include refining platforms and utilizing bioreactor systems for converting agricultural streams to biofuels using various industrial approaches. Dr. Bressler’s lab is designed to offer a multidisciplinary environment for various projects in biotechnology, chemistry, industrial microbiology, and biochemical engineering.


Dr. David Bressler

Professor, Associate Dean (Research)
University of Alberta

Dr. David Bressler is appointed with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences where he is a Full Professor. Dr. Bressler earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Cell Biotechnology from the University of Alberta. Following his studies, Dr. Bressler held a two-year Research Manager position, under Dr. Murray Gray. The position, which included the instruction of two senior courses per year in Chemical and Materials Engineering (University of Alberta), also included an office and weekly participation at Syncrude Research.


Gold College Certificate - University of Alberta Leadership Training Program
University of Alberta

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Biotechnology
University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science in Honors Cell Biotechnology
First Class Honors
University of Alberta

Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

Contact Information:
5-22C Agriculture/Forestry Centre
(780) 492-4986

Territorial Acknowledgements

The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.