Biointerfaces

Interfaces play a crucial role in many molecule interactions. Biohybrid Interfaces are especially well suited for sensing applications or as model surfaces to study biomolecular inter­actions, cell templates, and biomolecule binding to surfaces, which is an important process when considering stents or joint implants.

Therefore, interfaces form a central aspect of our research in the Biointerfaces programme. Current developments at ISAS focus on non-destructive and non-invasive analytical methods for minute samples of biomolecules on solid-liquid surfaces, especially in optofluidics. The main aim of this work is to develop novel biosensor concepts for biological systems analysis, health research, drug target detection, or even clinical diagnostics. The projects are therefore closely connected to those in the Biomarkers and Disease Mechanisms and Targets programmes.

 

PD Dr. Karsten Hinrichs

Programme Coordinator