Research Interests

Researach Interests

We represent the chemical aspects of biophysical examinations by means of Laser Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) and NMR Spectroscopy.

 

Instrumental Biomolecule Analysis

A biomolecule's function is determined by its structure! For example, a certain enzyme will only be active if it meets the "right" environmental conditions. Its structure, in turn, is largely determined by its chemical composition, particularly the amino acid sequence.

Our special interest is the characterization of lipids - in particular phospholipids. In this area, our contributions are very important for other groups of this Institute where phospholipids are the starting material used for further examinations, or complex lipid compounds are extracted during the processing of biological samples.

A further main focus of our research is the analysis of the collagen or glycosaminglycan content of the extracellular matrix. Apart from method aspects in the analysis of carbohydrates our main focus is on application aspects in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

letzte Änderung: 08.06.2017