Research Focus

Scientific Focus

The Institute of Medicinal Chemistry focusses on providing chemical compound tools to explain mechanisms of pathogenesis as well as identifying and optimizing innovative drug substances.
Our aim is to optimize lead structures to validate novel targets and to develop future medicines, in particular to treat widespread diseases such as diabetes or infectious diseases.
The aim of our research is to explore poorly understood biological processes and to make these accessible for therapeutic purposes. For this we optimize underexploited chemical substance classes according to modern medicinal chemistry criteria to create innovative chemical agents.


Currently, there are several groups in the IMC which focus on different aspects of drug research.