Institute for Structure- and Systems Biology

The Institute for Structure- and Systems Biology is devoted to infection biology and medicine utilizing structural- and molecular biology methods as well as imaging techniques in conjunction with a systems biology approach. Our goal is to unravel the basic mechanisms of important pathogenic processes to find better treatment options against bacterial and viral pathogens. For this purpose we utilize the exceptional scientific infrastructure on the DESY campus in Hamburg.

The institute is part of the Center for Structural- and Systems Biology (CSSB), a joint initiative of nine research partner institutions in northern Germany (three universities and six research institutions). It shall be established as a new, world leading research center in the city of Hamburg. CSSB Homepage