Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

The enzyme designers

Sophie Mader and Prof. Ville Kaila; on the screens the simulation of the two AsqJ variants. (Image: A. Battenberg / TUM)

Simulation of the AsqJ enzyme opens up new options for pharmaceutical chemistry

[17.04.2018] Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now for the first time deciphered the molecular mechanism of the enzyme AsqJ. Their findings might open up new options in the production of pharmaceutically active molecules. [more...]

Deadly duet

Single subunits of YaxA (blue) and YaxB (purple) and a pore built up from these subunits. Image: Bastian Bräuning / TUM

Research team uncovers mechanism of action for a class of bacterial toxins

[07.05.2018] Pore-forming toxins are common bacterial poisons. They attack organisms by introducing holes in cell membranes. A team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now unraveled the mechanism of action for one of these toxins. The findings could help combat associated diseases and advance crop protection. [more...]