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, enzyme biochemistry and genetics

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Our group at the annual winter BBQ in January 2018.

Interested in our work?

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email:

Phone: 0234-32-27034

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