Welcome to the NRW Research School Biostruct

BioStruct is an international graduate school, offering innovative PhD education and research programs within a stimulating interdisciplinary environment combining the fields of structural biology, molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as scholarship funding for BioStruct Fellows.


Modern Biology and Structural Biology

Understanding of mechanisms underlying life on all levels (i.e. organism, organ tissue, cell, sub cellular compartments, molecular complexes and molecules) is the main aim of modern biology. An essential prerequisite for this task is the detailed knowledge of the participating molecules' structure. Important and precise information regarding structure and dynamics of biologically and medically relevant molecules is delivered by structural biology. This science forms the basis for understanding of molecular functions and subsequent cellular processes. Hence, structural biology is a crucial and fundamental science for modern biotechnology and molecular medicine. Those challenges need an enormous range of scientific methods, being represented and established at Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) Düsseldorf in a unique width and completeness.

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Dieter Willbold

Prof. Dr. Lutz Schmitt

Scientific coordinator

Dr. Cordula Kruse

c/o Institut für Physikalische Biologie Heinrich-Heine-Universität Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 26.13
Floor/Room: U1.78
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-14826
Fax +49 211 81-15167or14075
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