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  • ISAS develops analytical technologies and combines them into new high-performance measuring strategies for health research. The aim is to develop analytical methods for precision medicine tailored to individual patients in order to optimise the prevention, diagnostics and (personalised) therapy of cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer, for example. The Institute's applied basic research focuses on translation into the clinic. For this reason, ISAS researchers cooperate at an early stage with partners from various university hospitals and the healthcare industry.

  • In order to understand when and where in the body the biological decision between health and disease is made, analytical methods are needed that simultaneously map information on different classes of molecules and their spatial distribution. The core of ISAS' research concept therefore lies in 4D analytics. In short, 4D analytics comprises a quantitative and qualitative analysis of biological systems as well as time- and spatially-resolved identification of (bio-)molecules. At ISAS, scientists develop combined methods in which complementary, coordinated analytical technologies - for example mass spectrometry and microscopy - are used as integrative measuring strategies. The information obtained with the help of 4D analytics is important for a deep understanding of the causes of diseases at the molecular level. They are also the basis for the development of new screening or therapeutic strategies, for example.

  • Research programmes

Research projects

Imaging Tissue Metabolism with Enhanced Sensitivity of Dual Laser Mass Spectrometry

Researchers aim to develop post-ionisation methods using dual laser-based MSI instrumentation (MALDI-2) in the project »Imaging Tissue Metabolism with Enhanced Sensitivity of Dual Laser Mass Spectrometry«.

Fast Meat Control (FMC)

The objective of FMC is to develop a mobile measuring instrument which can be used to identify bacteria at meat-processing plants. The hand-held measuring instrument uses a method based on plasma gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry (Plasma-GC-IMS).

TRR 332 – Neutrophil Granulocytes: Development, Behaviour & Function

At ISAS, scientists in the subproject »Phagocytic crosstalk between neutrophils and macrophages« investigate how immune cells of the type of phagocytes – in specific neutrophil granulocytes and macrophages – communicate with one another.

Synthesis, Structure & Biological Effects of Ultrasmall (1–2 nm) Bimetallic Silver-Platinum Nanoparticles

In the »Synthesis, Structure & Biological Effects of Ultrasmall (1–2 nm) Bimetallic Silver-Platinum Nanoparticles« project, ISAS researchers are examining the antimicrobial activities of nanoparticles.

Global Characterisation of Post-translational Modifications

Cells and tissue react very quickly to external stimuli. This project investigates the interactions between these dynamic changes and all kinds of diseases.

Smart Human-in-the-loop Segmentation

Scientist working on the project »Smart Human-in-the-loop Segmentation« aim to develop a powerful deep learning model that is trained with a minimum amount of human effort.

Local Control of Thyroid Hormone Action (LOCOTACT)

The special research programme ‘Local Control of Thyroid Hormone Action – LOCOTACT’, led by the University Hospital Essen, is investigating the local control of the effects of thyroid hormones.

3D Molecular Pathology

The aim of the work carried out by researchers in the »3D molecular pathology« project is to gain a better understanding of the influence of inflammatory cells on the course of diseases that trigger massive immune reactions.

Imaging of Large Tissues

Researchers on the »Imaging of Large Tissues« project are developing a workflow to combine the various microscopy imaging methods and analytical, mass spectroscopy methods.

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Research groups

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Persons

Hamza Abu Hani

Trainee

Department: Finance, Procurement, IT & Building Technology

Team: IT Services

Norman Ahlmann

Technical Assistant Laser Safety Officer

Department: Translational Research

Research group: Miniaturisation

Portrait von  Norman Ahlmann.

Paul Erik Albrecht

Student Assistant

Department: Bioanalytics

Research group: Multidimensional Omics Data Analysis

Belal Alshaar

Research Associate

Department: Bioanalytics

Research group: Lipidomics

Sweta Banerjee

Research Associate

Department: Biospectroscopy

Research group: AMBIOM

Portrait von  Sweta Banerjee.

Wiebke Bartels

Human Resources Development Officer

Department: Staff, IP-Management & Communications

Team: Fundamental Issues

Portrait von  Wiebke Bartels.

Nico Bender

Student Assistant

Department: Bioanalytics

Research group: Multidimensional Omics Data Analysis

Jacqueline Bender

Student Assistant

Department: Bioanalytics

Research group: Proteomics

Jürgen Bethke

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Department Head

Department: Finance, Procurement, IT & Building Technology

Portrait von  Jürgen Bethke.
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