The Chemical Genomics Centre

The Chemical Genomics Centre is an initiative of the Max Planck Society in cooperation with Merck, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer HealthCare and Bayer CropScience. It stands for high quality research in the area of Chemical Genomics and strong collaborations between industry and Max Planck research.

Based on the experience gained in the first funding period of the CGC (2005-2010) the concept of the second funding period of the CGC (2012-2017) was developed further and evolved to guarantee efficient research and collaboration among the participating groups. The scientific focus will remain to be on the chemical-biological analysis of biological phenomena through the use of small molecules.






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Dr. B.Greber
Controlling stem cell fate decisions


Prof.  Dr. T. N. Grossmann
Chemical Modification of Proteins


Dr. S. Hennig
Therapeutic Transcriptome Modifications


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Dr. S. Laubinger
Dr. S. LaubingerEpigenetic and small RNA-mediated gene regulation
Dr. Y. Wu
Chemical Biology of Membrane Trafficking


The group of Yaowen Wu have unraveled how the Legionella bacteria outsmart the human body’s defence termed autophagy
April 25th 2017

The group of Leif Dehmelt and Yaowen Wu developed a “Molecular Activity Painting” technique that allows the study of signal transduction processes at the plasma membrane        
April 12th 2017

Yaowen Wu becomes Wallenberg Academy fellow
September 9th, 2016

Two ERC Starting Grants awarded to Dr. Tom Grossmann and Dr. Yaowen Wu, respectively,
January 2016

Tom Grossmann appointed new Professor in Chemistry at the VU University in Amsterdam
Tom Grossmann appointed new Professor in Chemistry at the VU University in Amsterdam

New Academic Drug Discivery Centers
Academic drug discovery centers: the economic and organizational sustainability of an emerging modelPublications


List of Publications: Dr. B. Greber

List of Publications: Prof. Dr. T. N. Grossmann

List of Publications: Dr. S. Hennig

List of Publications: Dr. S. Laubinger

List of Publications: Dr. Y. Wu