The field of Biochemistry is at the forefront of life sciences research. The Division of Biochemistry of the Department of Chemistry at The University of Crete provides excellent research training in protein biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, proteomics and analytical biochemistry at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. The main research interests in the Biochemistry division are the following:

Protein Biochemistry (isolation and characterization of enzymes and various proteins with emphasis of membrane proteins), Physical Biochemistry (use of biophysical techniques for studying he structural and functional properties of enzymes), Enzyme mechanism elucidation (mechanistic studies for the elucidation of the mechanisms of enzymatic reactions), Biotechnology (enzyme immobilization, applications of enzymes) and Biodegradation (application of bacteria in waste treatment), Membrane proteomics (Development of methods to analyze hydrophobic proteins by mass spectroscopy), Medical Applications (e.g. Intracellular pathogenic bacteria: Life cycle of pathogenic bacteria and the role of the bacterial proteins in their survival, and role of membrane proteins in the antibiotic resistance), Biomaterials (Work is focused on Nanobiohybrids/Drug delivery)

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