To obtain further insight into the complex chemical interactions among the various components of living cells, the Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology pursues interdisciplinary approaches to research. The unifying element of all participating groups within the Graduate School is the desire to elucidate and understand complex biological processes at the molecular, and whenever possible, even atomic level.

The results obtained are expected to open up new avenues for the development of techniques and tools at the interface of chemistry and biology and, eventually, provide novel targets and concepts for the treatment of human disease. The research portfolio of the Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology is built on strong research priorities of the participating departments at the University of Konstanz and can be subdivided into the following research areas: Synthetic Chemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Computational Life Science. An overview about the research areas, its affiliated groups, facilities and research achievements please find on the following pages: