Institute of Biochemistry - Biochemistry Kiel

Executive Director:

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Rose-John


Director(s):

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Becker-Pauly,
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Just
  • Junior Prof. Dr. Björn Rabe
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Saftig


The Institute of Biochemistry was established in 1878 and has a modern infrastructure for the performance of all biochemical, molecular biological and cell biology experiments. The Institute's main areas of focus are in the research into molecular biology of inflammatory reactions and cancer as well as the investigation of lysosomes and lysosomal storage disorders and Alzheimer's disease.

The Institute of Biochemistry is significantly involved in the Cluster of Excellence 'Inflammation at Interfaces' and in the Collaborative Research Centres 654 (Plasticity and Sleep) und 841 (Liver inflammation: infection, immune regulation and consequences). In 2010, Collaborative Research Centre 877 was set up from the Institute of Biochemistry with the title 'Proteolysis as a Regulatory Event in Pathophysiology'.