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.

Blocking sugar structures on viruses and tumor cells

Artificial sugar-binding protein may inhibit cell growth

[17.03.2020] During a viral infection, viruses enter the body and multiply in its cells. Viruses often specifically attach themselves to the sugar structures of the host cells, or present characteristic sugar structures on their surface themselves. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new type of protein reagent for identifying biological sugar structures, which may block the spread of an illness in the body if used for blocking the sugar structures of a cell or a pathogen. [more...]

Fatal overproduction
of antibodies

Mutations in plasma cells play a key role in light chain amyloidosis

[10.03.2020] Using a mixture of oil droplets and hydrogel, medical active agents can be not only precisely dosed, but also continuously administered over periods of up to several days. The active agents inside the active droplets are released at a constant rate, decreasing the risk of over- or underdosage. [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.

Sendung in der BR-Mediahek
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