Collaborative Research Projects
The multidisciplinarity of research at the Department of Chemistry is also reflected by numerous research networks, where, together with other departments of the University of Konstanz, current scientific issues are approached. Worth mentioning among these is the DFG Research Unit “Oligosaccharide and DNA Chips” (FOR 434) initiated and headed by the Department of Chemistry and founded together with the Department of Biology. This Research Unit is working in the fundamental development of novel biochips using new chemical and biological approaches with the aim to examine the networks of interactions among a multitude of biomolecules in parallel.
Within the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, the application for the interdisciplinary graduate school Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology was successful. The aim of the graduate school is to provide PhD students with a strong foundation in chemical and biological methods and approaches that will enable them to better understand and to experimentally approach complex processes at the molecular level.
Furthermore, researchers of the Department of Chemistry participate in the SFB 767 (Controlled Nanosystems: Interaction and Interfacing to the Macroscale), SFB 969 (Chemical and Biological Principles of Cellular Proteostasis) as well as in the Center for Applied Photonics (headed by the Department of Physics).