Biocenter, Area Biochemistry and Chemistry

 Research Focus Division of Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical University of Innsbruck


Structural biology of disease proteins with a special focus on neurofibromatosis type-1, an inherited disease with relatively high incidence but poorly understood pathogenic mechanisms.
(Klaus Scheffzek, >> read more).

 • Biochemistry and clinical chemistry of pteridine and tryptophan metabolism. Pteridines are structurally related to the vitamins folic acid and riboflavin but, in contrast to these, can be formed in the mammalian body. Current hot topics are neuropsychoimmunology (Dietmar Fuchs, >> read more)
and alkylglycerol monooxygenase, a novel ether lipid cleaving enzyme (Katrin Watschinger, Markus Keller, Gabriele Werner-Felmayer, Georg Golderer and Ernst R. Werner >> read more).

 • Ethical, cultural and social issues concerning the use of innovative technologies in biomedicine (Gabriele Werner-Felmayer >> read more).



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