The research topics of the faculty are broad. Examples include biogenic packaging technologies for mRNA vaccines, artificial cells as transport systems in the body, and a new fiber-like battery technology that conducts electricity more efficiently and allows higher current levels. The interaction of molecular life sciences, biophysics and biochemistry as well as scientific computing, machine learning and novel hardware concepts results in engineering that promotes translation from the natural sciences into medicine and medical technology as well as transfer into industrial applications.
Scientific Profile: Molecular systems engineering and advanced materials
Molecular Systems Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary research field stretching from materials science to synthetic biology and medicine. Our focus is on development of new carbon-based materials, molecular engines, 3D printing, regenerative medicine, vaccines and cancer therapy. We also contribute to application areas like diagnostics, sensor technology and renewable energy.
Scientific Profile: Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology
The institute for pharmacy and molecular biotechnology is involved in development, analysis and application of pharmaceutical agents as well as investigation of molecular and cellular mechanisms of their action.
To this end, we apply experimental techniques from chemistry, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical technology as well as bioinformatics.
Scientific Profile: Computer Engineering
...studies function, structure and usage of hardware for data acquisition and processing. Employing detailed knowledge of elementary components of computer chips and architecture as well es large, heterogeneous computer systems, we are able to adapt algorithms to the specifics of a hardware system in order to boost their computational efficiency or reduce their energy footprint. We deploy application specific hardware/software combinations and optimized system configurations for specific computing challenges.
Computer Architecture Team
Scientific Profile: Computational Science and Engineering
...is nowadays considered the third pillar of science, complementing experiment and theory. More and more knowledge of complex natural phenomena is obtained from large-scale, detailed simulations. They involve techniques from modeling of such phenomena and numerical methods, the design and implementation of algorithms to the actual execution of programs on modern hardware. We employ these techniques in applications from biology and medicine to chemistry and astrophysics and advance methods by overcoming application specific challenges.