How are physiological processes controlled at the molecular level? Complicated interactions require interdisciplinary approaches. The Graduate School Chemical Biology researches at the interface of biology, chemistry and computer science. The macromolecular basic building blocks of the cell can be characterized in terms of their functional and structural interaction. The research focuses lie in the fields of synthetic chemistry, cellular biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

This unique approach also guides the doctoral programme and ensures its high standard of quality. The structured training programme is conducted completely in English and includes scientific seminars and key competency courses. Lecture series featuring top international scholars provide our students exposure to the latest research. The doctoral students are supervised by an interdisciplinary group of researchers from all participating disciplines.

An important cornerstone of the graduate school is Konstanz’s Life Science study programme. The Graduate School builds on this programme and familiarizes doctoral students with current research topics. They learn to understand complex biological processes at the molecular level. In fact, the demand for scientists that have been trained at the interface of chemistry and biology is increasing.


from the left Professor Andreas Marx, Professor Martin Scheffner

The goal of the Konstanz Graduate School Chemical Biology is to strengthen and enhance research beyond the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines. A diversified network secures the connection to other research institutions and practical experience. The cooperation partners of the Graduate School include, amongst others, the universities of Stanford, Kanpur, Toronto and Nanyang, as well as leading universities in Switzerland and prominent companies.

You can find additional information on the website of the Graduate School.