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.



Thieving phosphates

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

Albert Sickmann elected as speaker of Section D of the Leibniz Association

During the Annual Meeting 2017 of the Leibniz Association in Berlin, Albert Sickmann was elected as speaker of Section D. On 1 January 2018, he will take the office for two years.

15th Dortmund Science Day

On 21 November, the Dortmund Science Day took place for the 15th time. Participants were invited to join the bus tours to scientific facilities around Dortmund - one of these tours was headed for ISAS.

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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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We promote young scientific talent and offer an attractive scientific environment for interdisciplinary research.
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Transfer & Service

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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We explain the astonishing basics of our scientific work in an understandable, entertaining way.
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