The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Bayreuth comprises groups working on the structural and functional characterization of proteins. In particular, the groups work on signalling mechanisms in aging and disease (Steegborn lab) and protein folding (Schmid lab). A variety of biochemical and biophysical methods, such as protein spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, are employed at the Department, with a prominent role for protein crystal structure analysis.
Prof. Dr. Birte Höcker
The department of biochemistry is significantly involved in organising the bachelor course "Biochemistry" and the masters course "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology".