The area of biochemistry and biotechnology stands for
- work on the molecular understanding of biosystems and on the knowledge-based development of biotechnological applications
- researching and understanding the molecular basis of biosystems
- the use of this knowledge for bio-based synthesis and modification of molecules and materials up to synthetic biology.
One focus is on enzymes and enzyme-catalyzed reactions in close cooperation with the Austrian Center for Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB). In the field of bioinformatics, the faculty plays a leading role within the Graz University of Technology.