Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry of the Institute for Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry at the University of Stuttgart is headed by Prof. Dr. Albert Jeltsch.

Scientific work

All life is based on chemical reactions. Biochemistry studies the molecular processes in living systems e.g. metabolism, production of energy, storage and processing of information, and regulation of all these activities.  Another important aim is to resolve the structure and function of biomolecules and their interplay. Biochemistry is fundamental for all fields of molecular life sciences reaching from genetics and biotechnology to biomedicine.

The Department of Biochemistry fulfills teaching assignments for Bachelor and Master studies in Chemistry and Technical Biology but also for students of other majors. Teaching topics are general biochemistry as well as advanced biochemistry with connection to related subjects like cell biology, systems biology, synthetic biology and molecular epigenetics.

Impressions of our lab and our work


Prof. Jeltsch is local representative of the
Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biologie (GBM).
Information about the benefits from GMB membership you find here.

Center of Bioprocess Engineering, Allmandring 31
Center of Bioprocess Engineering, Allmandring 31

About the Department


Allmandring 31
D-70569 Stuttgart

The Department of Biochemistry is located in the Center of Biochemical Engineering.

The Department of Biochemistry together with the Department of Technical Biochemistry and the Department of Food Chemistry constitutes the Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry.


This image shows Albert Jeltsch

Albert Jeltsch

Prof. Dr.

Head of Biochemistry Department and Acting Director of the IBTB


Department of Biochemistry

Allmandring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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