The institute is divided into two independent departments:
- Physiological Chemistry (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Eble)
- Pathobiochemistry (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lydia Sorokin).
Other independent research groups include:
- Prof. Dr. Rupert Hallmann und Dr. Rita Dreier
- Frau Marlies Kuhlmann-Schmedding
The institute also houses the following external departments:
- Fine Mechanics Workshop of the Medical Faculty (Feinmechanische Werkstätten der Med. Fakultät)