Chemical biology at the University of Konstanz draws on the combined expertise of chemistry, biology and computer and information science to understand how physiological processes are steered at the molecular and atomic levels by analyzing the interactions between the building blocks of cells. Our researchers investigate how biological systems adapt to changing conditions on the molecular and networking level, as they observe the impact of natural and synthetic molecules on biological systems and develop new hybrid systems with customized properties.
This research priority has strong links to the Research School Chemical Biology (KoRS-CB, GSC 218), which received Excellence Initiative funding from 2007 to 2019 and has the goal of explaining organic processes using chemistry. It is also tightly tied to the CRC 969 “Chemical and Biological Principles of Cellular Proteostasis”, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Chemical Biology at the University of Konstanz exists as a joint collaboration of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Computer and Information Science as well as the Centre for Chemical Biology (CCB). This state-of-the-art research building was funded in the Programme on Research Buildings of the German Council of Science and Humanities and unites research teams from the fields of chemistry and biology in one shared laboratory hub.