Research Training Group (RTG) "Bioactive Peptides – Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis"

Natural SciencesComputer and information sciencesChemical sciencesBiological sciencesIndustrial biotechnology

The Research Training Group (RTG) “Bioactive Peptides – Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis” offers a structured education on peptide research for doctoral students. It aims to provide a coherent curriculum that coveys the basic concepts as well as more advanced subject matters, which makes students aware of the scientific challenges and modern problems of the field and provides didactically structured supervision within the frame of the individual research projects.


The Research Training Group provides a structured curriculum on peptide research and brings together the scientific expertise of several internationally renowned academic researchers in order to comprehensively train students in peptide research. Various industrial peptide scientists who will give lectures and distinguished researchers who take part in an advisory board further complement the faculty. The scientific content of the RTG comprises aspects of molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, synthetic techniques and methods providing a state-of-the-art bioanalytical and structural biological characterization of peptides. The involvement of two computational chemistry groups reflects the increasing importance of theoretical methods as tools to guide synthesis design and by providing models to understand the structure and dynamics of peptides. Equal opportunity employment and gender equality is important to all members of the RTG and this is reflected in its make-up, with close to equal representation of the genders.

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Roderich Süßmuth
+49 (0)30 314 24205
Coordinator: Maria Seidel
Telephone: +49 30 31473742