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...]

Shaping up
to make the cut

The large subunit of U2AF binds to the mRNA precursor. Image: Christoph Hohmann / NIM

RNA-based gene regulation with dynamic proteins

[03.11.2016] Before RNA transcripts of genes can program the synthesis of proteins, the non-coding regions are removed by the spliceosome, a complex molecular machine. The correct regulation of the splicing plays a central role for many cellular processes. By means of nuclear magnetic resonance measurements and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy, a team of scientists has now discovered an unexpected mechanism in the assembly of the spliceosome. [more...]

Entwaffnung von Bakterien als Strategie gegen Resistenzen

Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber – Bild: Astrid Eckert / TUM

Stephan A. Sieber erhält Klung-Wilhelmy-Wissenschaftspreis

[11.11.2016] Prof. Stephan A. Sieber wird mit dem Klung-Wilhelmy-Wissenschaftspreis 2016 ausgezeichnet. Der TUM-Chemiker wird für seine Errungenschaften bei der von Naturstoffen inspirierten Synthese von Substanzen zur Bekämpfung pathogener Bakterien geehrt. Gewürdigt werden zudem seine fundamentalen Studien zur bakteriellen Virulenz, wie die Jury weiter mitteilte. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 75.000 Euro dotiert. [mehr...]