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Department of Biochemistry

Head of the department: Prof. Dr. Hassan Y. Naim

Profile of the Department of Biochemistry



  • 1965


Research groups:


Biochemistry and pathobiochemistry of membrane and protein transport (Hassan Y. Naim, PhD)

  • Molecular mechanisms underlying gastrointestinal diseases such as carbohydrate malabsorption and chronic inflammatory bowel disease (colitis)
  • Lysosomal storage diseases


Molecular and Clinical Infection Research (Professor Dr. Gisa Gerold)

  • Molecular basis of infection with zoonotic and species-specific RNA viruses
  • Research into host proteins and protein networks that explain interhost transmission and present antiviral therapeutic targets


Infection Biochemistry (Prof. Dr. Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede)

  • Importance of extra cellular traps in the innate immune response against zoonotic infections
  • Investigate new therapeutic options to support the immune system against infections
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