Who we are
We are the Theoretical Biochemistry Group and belong to the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry which in turn is part of the University of Vienna. Head of our illustrious group of researchers and of the institute as whole is Ivo Hofacker who also heads the Research Group Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
A short history
The 'Institut für Theoretische Chemie' was founded 1968 as successor of the 'Lehrkanzel für Theoretische Organische Chemie'. As the years went by and the management changed so did the direction of the institution's research. The broad horizon of investigated topics included (beside others) computational and spectroscopic analysis of organic molecules, examination of chemical kinetics of complex formation and proton transfer in aquaeous solutions. Todays field of research in biochemistry was set up by Peter Schuster and refined to the investigation of molecular evolution and bioinformatics of RNA by Ivo Hofacker and Peter Stadler.
Is a sub group within our group. Lead by Peter Wolschann its purpose is to cooperate with other, in this case wet lab, research facilities and to try to apply some praxis to the theories.