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.


ISAS Kompakt

Guest at ISAS: Colloquium with Prof Dr Ronen Alon

Portrait Prof. Dr. Ronen Alon

The role of the protein ICAM-1 and its receptor LFA-1 in the immune response will be one of the topics of the colloquium with Prof. Dr. Ronen Alon on August 24. The event will take place in Dortmund; online participation is also possible.

Tumour-Associated Neutrophils: A Robot Could Save Precious Samples

Julia Rauch & Susmita Ghosh am Bravo Roboter

For Susmita Ghosh, examining the molecular makeup of tumour-associated neutrophils comes with two challenges: limited samples and biopsy material prone to damage. With the help of a robot and fellow PhD student Julia Rauch, not only Ghosh, but also other scientists could profit when working with leucocytes in the future.

Biomarkers for Babies with Rare Diseases

Portrait Andreas Hentschel

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness and paralysis in young children. For some infants, the inherited disease is even fatal. To improve drug therapy for SMA patients, scientists at ISAS have identified a protein that can be used to control the course of the disease.

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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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