Centre of Biomolecular Drug Research (BMWZ)
The Centre for Biomolecular Drug Research (BMWZ) is a multidisciplinary research institute of the Leibniz University of Hannover. It hosts groups drawn from the natural sciences faculty of the Leibniz University, together with researchers from other regional and national institutes. The BMWZ focusses its interest broadly in the area of natural products. These are chemicals obtained from nature which have useful properties for mankind, often in the areas of medicine, agriculture and food. These compounds are often obtained from plants, bacteria or fungi. The BMWZ has expertise in the production and engineering of natural products, their use as molecular tools and probes, their development as medicines, and in the structures and functions of the proteins involved in their creation or therapeutic effects.
A close collaboration with researchers from the Hannover Medical Schooland University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover as well as with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)in Braunschweig and the Helmholz Centre for Environmental Health in München forms a unique research network in the field of drug research in Germany.