Division of Chemistry and Bioanalytics
The research focus of our working group regards the development of powerful analytical methods to answer biological questions in the field of proteomics and metabolomics.
Cellular materials are processed and their constituents of interest isolated for further determination. Analytical tools such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary electrophoresis (CE) as well as spectrometric techniques – mainly mass spectrometry (MS) – are employed. The analysis of extremely small amounts of biomolecules in highly complex biological matrices is made possible by the coupling of miniaturized separation methods based on MS or by the application of multi-dimensional separation techniques.
The corresponding findings are used to determine toxic effects of drugs or are applied for medical diagnostics.
At our department we also offer lectures and practical training in the field of general and analytical chemistry for the Bachelor studies in ecology and biodiversity, physiology / cell biology and genetics.