The main research topic of our group is the structure-function analysis of selected proteins and nucleic acids with relevance in infection and inflammation. In addition to biochemical and molecular biological techniques we apply complementary biophysical methods, particular X-rays crystallography, small-angle X-ray scattering and laser light scattering.
Our research group operates in cooperation with the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lübeck (Prof. Dr. R. Hilgenfeld), the "Laboratory for Structural Biology of Infection and Inflammation", Build. 22a, on the DESY campus. The reconstruction and upgrade of the building was performed in 2007. The laboratory offers most ideal conditions, equipment and facilities, for innovative research in the field of structural biology using synchrotron and free-electron laser radiation.