Department of Biochemistry

About the Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry is committed to cutting-edge research and to offering an outstanding biochemistry curriculum compliant with international standards. Our laboratories are located at the Irchel Campus in Zurich.

Our Motto

Dedicated to Protein Science

Our Mission

Our Research

Our research is focused on the functional investigation of proteins, using biophysical, biochemical and structural approaches. Currently, the department houses six research groups. Thanks to the development of new technologies and the subsequent acquisition of patents relevant for medical applications, several spin-off companies evolved from the department.

Our Teaching

Our department provides education in biochemistry for science and medical students, as well as for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Our training ranges from lectures and seminars to practical courses and individual research project coaching. Our aim is to prepare our students most efficiently for a successful career.

Department Members