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The Institute of Biochemistry is currently home to five independent research groups with a wide range of scientific interests: UD Dr. Karin Athenstaedt – Molecular Biology of Lipid Biosynthesis Prof. Dr. Günther Daum – Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Lipid Synthesis in the Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Prof. Dr. Albin Hermetter – Lipolysis and Lipid Oxidation in Mammalian Cells Prof. Dr. Peter Macheroux – Proteinbiochemistry and Enzymology of Flavin and Zn-dependent Enzymes Prof. Dr. Michael Murkovic – Chemistry of Functional Foods As of 2010, research funding is mainly obtained from the FWF ( (eight individual research projects, the doctoral school „Molecular Enzymology“, one special research program and one Eurocores project) as well as other sources (WTZ-Austria/Croatia and the EU). In addition to fundamental research, members of the institute are also engaged in applied projects with industrial partners in the newly founded Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB). (

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Type 3 Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases Medicine & Life Sciences
Enzymes Chemical Compounds
Biosynthesis Chemical Compounds
Phytochrome Medicine & Life Sciences
Oxidation Chemical Compounds
Oxidoreductases Chemical Compounds
Light Medicine & Life Sciences
Optogenetics Medicine & Life Sciences

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Melina Amor


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Karin Athenstaedt


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Stefanie Baldauf


Research Output 1982 2020

Arabidopsis thaliana

Distinct chromophore-protein environments enable asymmetric activation of a bacteriophytochrome activated diguanylate cyclase

Buhrke, D., Gourinchas, G., Müller, M., Michael, N., Hildebrandt, P. & Winkler, A., 10 Jan 2020, In : The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 295, p. 539-551

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Chemical activation
Signal transduction

Magainin 2 and PGLa in Bacterial Membrane Mimics II: Membrane Fusion and Sponge Phase Formation

Kabelka, I., Pachler, M., Prevost, S., Letofsky-Papst, I., Lohner, K., Pabst, G. & Vacha, R., 2020, In : Biophysical Journal. 2020, Volume118, 3, p. 612-623

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 1990 2020

Characterization of Monolignol Oxidoreductases from the Berberine Bridge Enzyme-like Protein Family in Arabidopsis thaliana

Reinmar Stefan Eggers (Speaker)
6 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Biophysik Kolloquium

Gustav Oberdorfer (Speaker)
21 Jan 201922 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScience to science

Current topics in Structural Biology and Biophysics

Gustav Oberdorfer (Speaker)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to science


15th Doctoral Day NAWI Graz Doctoral School of Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology

Wenmin XIA (Recipient), 5 Feb 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards


Anton Paar Science Award

Grit Daniela Straganz (Recipient), 11 Sep 2007

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards


Best Diagnostic Project iGEM 2019

Henrik Seyfried (Recipient), 4 Nov 2019

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Rotlicht dreht den Schlüssel im Schloss

Andreas Winkler


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Pflanzlicher "Stahlbeton": Biochemiker klären Lignin-Biosynthese

Peter Macheroux


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Das Botanische Eck: Die goldene Blume Kaliforniens

Peter Macheroux


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1991 2024