The Schulz Group: Chemistry and Biochemistry of Natural Products 

Synthesis and enzyme catalysis serve as toolboxes for accessing and derivatizing natural products.

The bioactivity of small molecules of natural origin is optimized in the quest for novel antibiotics and anti-cancer activities.

Natural Products in the Schulz laboratory in Bochum

Who we are

We are a team of chemists, biochemists, biologists and pharmaceutical scientists, united in the pursuit for novel medicinally active small molecules.



We investigate novel strategies and methods towards the derivatization of complex molecules and the use of enzymes as smart catalysts for organic synthesis.


Undergraduate research projects: We offer projects for talented and motivated undergraduate students in chemistry, biochemistry.


Lectures: We teach organic chemistry, natural product chemistry and biocatalysis.

NEW B.Sc. and M.Sc. projects in enzyme biochemistry are open for summer semester 2016.

ATTENTION: Currently, we have no further vacancies for organic synthesis.

In enzyme biochemistry we offer challenging projects on the engineering, expression and purification of enzymes from biosynthetic pathways.

If you are interested, contact us now to secure your place.


The Schulz group in winter 2015.

Interested in our work?

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email:

Phone: 0234-32-27034

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