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Institute of Biochemistry

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  • Simulation of a mycoplasma cell with a membrane in green, cytoplasmic proteins in blue, and DNA in yellow. CC-by M Maritan.

    Life is made out of cells - take a deeper look.

  • The corona virus in purple emerges from a blue/green cell. NIAID

    Learn the biochemistry needed to fight the corona virus.

  • Bacterial DNA on the left is tightly packed with other cell machinery and its motor in green. Goodsell

    Bacteria rule the world we don't see - understanding their biochemistry is key.

  • Red blood cell left surrounded by yellow serum proteins. Goodsell

    Biochemistry gives you the close up view of your body.

  • The DNA helix over cells with painted chromosomes. Zephyris & Fields

    You are written in DNA - crack the code.

Study with us


The Institute of Biochemistry currently comprises seven research groups working in the areas of molecular neurobiology, peptide-based transport systems, redox biochemistry, structural biology and lipid metabolism, and plant immunity.

We belong to the Department of Chemistry and are associated with the Department of Biology, collaborating closely with both in research and teaching. Our physical location is close to the center of Cologne (see map to the right).