Department of Chemistry (DCH)


  • Core competence in the fields of

    Analytical Chemistry | Biochemistry | Organic Chemistry | Chemistry of Renewable Resources

  • Core competence in the fields of

    Analytical Chemistry | Biochemistry | Organic Chemistry | Chemistry of Renewable Resources

  • Core competence in the fields of

    Analytical Chemistry | Biochemistry | Organic Chemistry | Chemistry of Renewable Resources

  • Core competence in the fields of

    Analytical Chemistry | Biochemistry | Organic Chemistry | Chemistry of Renewable Resources

The department of chemistry serves as a central unit in teaching basic and advanced chemistry within all curricula of the university. Research activities are focussed on the biotechnology of proteins and glycans, the chemistry of renewable materials and competence in state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation.

Institute of Analytical Chemistry

Die Forschungskernbereiche des Instituts beziehen sich auf Element-, Isotopen-, Spezies- und Molekülanalytik mit dem instrumentellen Schwerpunkt auf anorganischer und organischer Massenspektrometrie. Ziel ist es, analytische Methoden und Verfahren in den Forschungskernbereichen zu etablieren und weiterzuentwickeln.

Institute of Biochemistry

Die Forschungsschwerpunkte des Instituts für Biochemie sind Glykobiologie (Glykananalytik - Altmann, Glykobiologie der Invertebraten - Staudacher, Molekulare Glykobiologie - Wilson) und Proteinbiochemie (Furtmüller, Obinger). Projekte der Glykobiologie befassen sich mit der Biosynthese, Struktur und Funktion von Protein‐Glykanen.

Institute of Organic Chemistry

Research at the Institute of Organic Chemistry centers on the chemical biology of glycans. Key expertise is the chemical and enzymatic synthesis of plant and bacterial glycans, glycophospholipids, and sugar nucleotides, as well as glycan analysis by NMR-spectroscopy. The synthesized glycans are important probes for immuno- and biochemical experiments that are relevant in the agricultural and biomedical sciences.

Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resources

This institute of the Department of Chemistry is concerned with the chemistry of renewable resources („Chemistry NAWAROS“). The research focuses on the following topics: Cellulose chemistry and polysaccharide chemistry Biopolymer analytics with an emphasis on cellulose and polysaccharide analytics Chemistry and development of phenolic antioxidants Chemistry of biomaterials „Green Chemistry“

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