Our Research

 The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Saarland is interested in the development of intelligent drug molecules able to target certain diseases with high selectivity. A particular focus resides on redox active agents, which can be found as secondary metabolites in many natural products, for instance as Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS), the cellular thiolstat, catalytic sensor/effector agents and redox active nanoparticles produced from natural materials and waste. As pharmaceutical research and practice also raises wider questions, a second focus is on Philosophy of Pharmacy which encompasses projects from epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of language. These activities also address the increasingly controversial issue of modern-day dissemination in and of science.

Hot Topics

  • Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS) and Reactive Selenium Species (RSeS)
  • Cellular Thiolstat
  • Catalytic sensor/effector agents
  • Intracellular Diagnostics (bioanalytics, chemogenetic phenotype profiling, mode of action studies, electrochemistry)
  • Redox active secondary metabolites and antioxidants in food (EU Network NutRedOx)
  • Nanotechnology of natural products
  • Medicines and green phyto-protectants derived by up-cycling natural waste
  • Turning waste into value (Interreg Project BIOVAL)
  • Antimicrobial and nematicidal agents
  • Philosophy of Pharmacy (Initiative PhilPharm)
  • Web-based dissemination of free science for all as part of the Academiacs initiative


Universität des Saarlandes
Bioorganische Chemie
Campus Saarbrücken
Gebäude B2 1, 1. OG



Team Bioorganic 


Geb. B2 1,

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Universität des Saarlandes
Bioorganische Chemie
Campus B2 1, Raum 1.14
66123 Saarbrücken