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.

From cancer medication
to antibiotic

Modified cancer drug effective against multi-resistant bacteria

[16.12.2019] Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasingly the source of deadly infections. A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have now modified an approved cancer drug to develop an active agent against multidrug-resistant pathogens. [more...]

Leibniz Prizes for Thorsten Bach and Thomas Neumann

Chemist and informatics scientist receive top German Research Foundation award

[05.12.2019] The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded two of the 2020 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes to scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM): Thorsten Bach, Professor of Organic Chemistry, and Thomas Neumann, Professor of Database Systems. The prizes are presented annually to a maximum of ten researchers and are each worth 2.5 million euro. [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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