The Institute of Physiological Chemistry belongs to the pre-clinical institutes of the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and is located on the University Campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University.

The Institute of Physiological Chemistry consists of four research groups:

“Molecular Mechanisms of Behavior” (Prof. Beat Lutz),

“Adult Neurogenesis and Cellular Reprogramming” (Prof. Benedikt Berninger),

“Applied Molecular Biology” (Prof. Werner E. G. Müller),

“Clinical Lipidomics Unit” (Dr. Laura Bindila).

In teaching, we represent the subject “Biochemistry/Molecular Biology” for medical and dental students. In preparation for the first period of the medical exams (“Physikum”), a broad knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology is conveyed by lectures, practical courses and seminars.

We also educate young academics from the Faculties of Biology, Chemistry and Medicine, and are interested in highly motivated doctoral, master and bachelor students. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories, young and international teams, and innovative projects.

The close proximity to the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, to the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), to the Institutes of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, and to the Max Planck Institutes of Polymere Research and of Chemistry opens numerous synergies between the various research interests directly on site.