We make things measurable that cannot be measured today: Our aim is to promote the development of analytical technologies by combining our expertise on chemistry, biology, physics and informatics. Research at ISAS concentrates on providing methods for a multi-parameter analysis of biological materials; we want to improve the prevention and early diagnosis of diseases and enable faster, more precise therapies.

Excellent interdisciplinary research, the training of up-and-coming scientific talent and the transfer of our findings to science, economy and the general public are our key objectives.



Global Young Faculty in a “fireside chat” with Norbert Lammert

In February, the Global Young Faculty (GYF), to which ISAS scientist Ayten Kalfe belongs, met the former president of the German Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, for a fireside chat.

Host or guest?

Scientists from ZMT, ISAS and the University of Bremen have now analysed how tropical foraminifera in coral reefs and their symbiotic algae deal with rising temperatures on a molecular level.

Thieving phosphates

In a current PNAS paper, ISAS scientists examine an important signalling mechanism in cells.


4th Lipidomics Forum

From November 11 to 13, the fourth Lipidomics Forum takes place at ISAS Campus in Dortmund. The conference offers the opportunity to get an overview of current lipidomics research and modern lipidomics methods.

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Innovative contributions are made at ISAS to solve scientific challenges in health research – from basic research through to standardising methods.
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We at ISAS are a decisive force in driving the development of analytical technologies. Our results enable things to be measured that cannot be measured today.
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International experts from various fields work under one roof at ISAS to develop and refine measurement methods.
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The great practical relevance of our research work is important to us. We transfer our findings into practical applications together with partners from science and industry.
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