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.

Weak spot
in pathogenic bacteria

ClpX-ClpP protein complex could be starting point for new antibiotics

[02.10.2019] Antibiotics are still the most important weapon for combatting bacterial infections. But medical science is running out of “ammunition” because of more and more frequently occurring resistances. A research team has now elucidated the structure of the proteolytic complex ClpX-ClpP. This is a key to development of innovative antibiotics which target the degradation process of defective proteins in bacteria. [more...]

Quality control in immune communication

Chaperones detect immature signaling molecules in the immune system

[20.09.2019] The cells of our immune system constantly communicate with one another by exchanging complex protein molecules. A team led by researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now revealed how dedicated cellular control proteins, referred to as chaperones, detect immature immune signaling proteins and prevent them from leaving the cell. [more...]

Medientipp: Kampf den Killern

Multiresistente Keime

[06.11.2018] Nach einer europaweiten Studie ist die Gefahr, an multiresistenten Keimen zu erkranken, deutlich höher, als bisher angenommen. Wir besuchen einen Spitzenforscher, der den Kampf gegen die mitunter tödlichen Erreger aufgenommen hat.

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