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.
About the Department
The Department of Biochemistry is located in the Center of Bioprocess 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.