The Department of Biological Chemistry is home to more than 24 research groups, whose scientific activities span several areas in the Life Sciences. The common thread of research in our department is the biochemistry of life. Emphasis is on the investigation of proteins, whether soluble or membrane-bound, and their key biological functions alone or as parts of extended networks. A variety of biochemical, biophysical, structural, computational, molecular biological and imaging methods are being employed.
Current research activities evolve around the following foci of interest: