Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry.

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How growth rates influence the fitness of bacteria

[07.08.2020]Bacteria are survival artists: When they get nutrition, they multiply rapidly, albeit they can also survive periods of hunger. But, when they grow too quickly, their ability to survive is hampered, as studies by a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on E. coli bacteria show. The results could help increase the effectiveness of antibiotics. [more...]

Stephan A. Sieber receives
Future Insight Prize

One million euros for the development of new strategies against multidrug-resistant germs

[13.07.2020] Stephan A. Sieber, Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been awarded the 2020 Future Insight Prize for his research on the development of new strategies against multidrug-resistant germs. The award, which includes a cash prize of one million euros, is sponsored by the science and technology company Merck. [more...]