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Centre for Biochemistry and Bioanalytics

“Proteins form the structure and chemistry of life. Their enormous diversity, specialization and potential for therapeutic use are overwhelming and make biochemistry and bioanalytics pioneering disciplines.”

Dr. Sabina Gerber, Head of Centre

We realize projects in research and development with industrial partners and universities. The strength of our department under the direction of Dr. Sabina Gerber lies in the production, bioanalytics and development of proteins for therapeutic applications.

Our core competencies are recombinant protein technology, downstream processing, protein engineering and bioinformatics as well as a broad portfolio of bioanalytical methods.

Courses of study

For the Bachelor's degree, the Centre for Biochemistry and Bioanalytics is responsible for biochemistry lectures 1-4, as well as bioanalytics lectures and the practical course in biochemistry. The specialisation course in the 6th semester and the subsequent Bachelor’s thesis include research topics arising from our core competencies in cooperation with partners in industry.

In the Master’s degree program in the specialisation “Chemistry for the Life Sciences”, we conduct the module Big Active Molecules with the lecture "Recombinant Proteins as Therapeutics" and the practical course "Downstream Processing & Analytics" in our laboratories. Master’s theses are based on current topics from R&D projects.