The central focus of our research is Chemical Biology. Focal points are
- the search of active drug like compounds by aptamer displacement assays,
- robot supported high throughput screening, ribozyme- and aptamer research,
- in vitro selection and in vitro evolution of combinatorial nucleic libraries (SELEX-Technology).
Another research topic is DNA-nanotechnology.
We are an international research group with members form 7 different countries. We put particular emphasis on collegiality and a strong team spirit. Our methods range from chemical synthesis to chemical biology, molecular biology and cell culture and provide an outstanding opportunity for education and research at all career levels. Our research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), including the collaborative research centers SFB645, 704 and 1089, and by an ERC Advanced Grant of the European Union.