Close this search box.

Subject information

Biochemistry/ Biotechnology



Michael Hoffert

This link leads to a list of all the subjects this person oversees.


Here you find the contact information of the above-mentioned person.

Finding and Using

Printed works relating to the Subject of Biochemistry/Biotechnology

are primarily located in the Branch Library Heide-Süd (Ha 4). Older holdings are shelved in stacks and therefore only accessible for use in the reading room. The holdings as well as their locations can be researched via the ULB catalogues.


Current literature is largely obtained electronically (e-books, e-journals, databases) and thus is accessible within the university wifi or via VPN. Here, too, the ULB catalogues provide an entry point for research and access.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links


Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


For researching subject-specific literature you can use various databases, which can be found by researching the Database Information System (DBIS) of the ULB.
DBIS Biochemistry
DBIS Biotechnology

Subject-Specific Services

Biodiversity Research Information Service
NFDI4Microbiota – National Research Data Infrastructure for Microbiota Research
NFDI4BioImage – National Research Data Infrastructure for Microscopy and Image Analysis
NFDI4BioDiversität – Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Data
DataPLANT – Data in Basic Plant Research
NFDI4Cat – NFDI for Sciences related to Catalysis

Please remember to activate the VPN connection when researching outside of reach of the university wifi.

History and Profiling of the Subject

In 1968, the first students enrolled in the degree programme of biochemistry. Comparatively, this marks only a short period of time in the extensive history of the MLU. Nevertheless, this programme was one of the first independent courses of study in this subject in Germany. The subject-related research and teaching built on the already existing fields of physiological chemistry and physiology. These, in turn, date back at the MLU to the beginning of the 20th century.


The Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology is currently represented by nine professorships: general and technical biochemistry, natural produce, plant, protein and theoretical agent biochemistry, enzymology, and microbial and physical biotechnology.


There is both an undergraduate and graduate degree programme in the subject of biochemistry. Related degree programmes are Bioinformatics (Graduate) and Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology (Graduate). There are overlaps with the subjects of biology, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine.