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The Institute´s research activities can be classified in principle into biocatalysis and a part which can be described as "Advanced compounds, techniques and procedures". Additional highlights are due to the long-term experience in modern Carbohydrate Chemistry as well as the synthesis of higly functionalised natural products and biologically active analogues in enantio- and diastereomerically pure form. Advanced compounds: in the field of drugs,auxiliaries for glycobiology, molecular sensors for biochemistry and food technology, advanced techniques and procedures: biocatalysis,enantioselective chemical catalysis, glyotechnology. The institute is the administrative centre of Spezialforschungsbereich "Biocatalysis". Biocatalysis means using the special properties of the catalysts of Nature, the enzymes, such as: high selectivity, mild reaction conditions and the minimisation of wastes in order to solve problems in the fields of chemistry, technology and ecology.

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Glycine Hydroxymethyltransferase Chemical Compounds
Enzymes Chemical Compounds
Substrates Chemical Compounds
Transaminases Chemical Compounds
Lipase Medicine & Life Sciences
amidase Chemical Compounds
Amines Chemical Compounds
Amino Acids Chemical Compounds

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Julia Blesl


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Rolf Breinbauer


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Karl Dax



Research Output 1981 2019

Aliphatic hydroxylation and epoxidation of capsaicin by Cytochrome P450 CYP505X

Migglautsch, A. K., Willim, M., Schweda, B., Glieder, A., Breinbauer, R. & Winkler, M. 31 Aug 2018 In : Tetrahedron. 74, p. 6199-6204

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application of Threonine Aldolases for the Asymmetric Synthesis of α-Quaternary α-Amino Acids

Blesl, J., Trobe, M., Anderl, F., Breinbauer, R., Strohmeier, G. A. & Fesko, K. 21 Aug 2018 In : ChemCatChem. 10, 16, p. 3453-3458 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glycine Hydroxymethyltransferase
amino acids
Amino acids

Activities 1993 2018

N-Substituted 4-acetamido-5-amino-1-hydroxymethyl-cyclopentanediols (2-acetamido-1-amino-beta-D-galacto-cyclopentanes)

Weber, P. (Speaker), Stütz, A. (Contributor), Wrodnigg, T. (Contributor), Wolfsgruber, A. (Contributor), Müller, P. (Contributor), Torvisco Gomez, A. (Contributor), Stephen G Withers (Contributor), Seyed A. Nasseri (Contributor)
15 Feb 2018

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

The Tale of Two Enantiomers: Synthesis of Tool Compounds for Chemical Biology

Breinbauer, R. (Speaker)
13 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to scienceInvited talk

Wie entdeckt man neue Medikamente?

Breinbauer, R. (Speaker)
9 Nov 2018

Activity: Science to publicPublic lecture or debate


DSM Science & Technology Awards (South)

Kateryna Lypetska (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

EFMC-YMCS 2018 Poster Prize

Anna Katharina Migglautsch (Recipient), 7 Sep 2018

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Ernst-Späth Preis

Herfried Griengl (Recipient), 18 May 1994

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

The Witkop–Winterfeldt oxidation

Martin Peters


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

A simple synthesis of funczionalized 3-methyl-1-pyridinyl-1H-imidazolium salts

Martin Peters


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1985 2021