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Welcome to the website of the Institute of Biological Chemistry. Our group combines chemical methods such as synthesis of special amino acid building blocks and solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) with biotechnological approaches to generate selectively modified peptides and proteins. Chemoselective ligation reactions allow linking synthetic peptides with expressed proteins. The resulting tailor-made molecules are us to address biological questions regarding folding, activity and interactions between proteins in vitro and in vivo. Biotechnological and biomedicinal applications of chemically tuned peptides, proteins and hybrid molecules are also an important part of our work over the past years. Several examples or fully synthetic and semisynthetic proteins carrying special modifications can be found in the figure shown below.




Guest lecture on Friday, November 10, 2:00 pm (st) at lecture hall 3:

Prof. Dr. Stephen Kent (University of Chicago), “Through the Looking Glass – a New Universe of Protein Molecules Enabled by Organic Chemistry

Talks of the Faculty of Chemistry, WS 2017/18: Homepage of the Faculty of Chemistry

All examinations and lecture dates



University of Vienna
Biological Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Christian Becker
Währinger Straße 38
1090 Vienna

Office hours (Michaela Cherrier, Room 1H41):
Mon, Wed - Fri: 9 - 12 am, Thursday also 1.30 - 3.30 pm

T: +43-1-4277-705 01
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