Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology!
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology (IBMZ) is active in both basic and clinically oriented research as well as in teaching medical students and students of Molecular Life Sciences. The main research areas at our department are cell signalling, lipid and energy homeostasis, iron metabolism and educational research. For this purpose, we use state-of-the-art technologies in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, chemical analytics and imaging, as well as methods used in social sciences. The IBMZ is a collaborating partner of several science departments and clinical departments at the UKE, fostering biomedical research at its highest level.
One of the major aims of the IBMZ is to inspire medical students, promoting the translation of knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology to a better understanding of disease development, diagnoses and therapies. The IBMZ is also responsible for training undergraduate and Ph.D. students in biochemistry and molecular biology, providing key skills for personal career development of young scientists.