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

Hand in Hand for Successful Publications

Group photo visit of Dr Strack

Dr Rita Strack revealed the secret of successful publications during her talk at ISAS. Even for established scientists, much of what the experienced Nature Methods senior editor revealed in Dortmund was new - and important, also regarding future publications in other journals.

Differences are Critical

female symbol, unequal, male symbol

What do sex-specific differences mean for health research? What role do they play in applied basic research, for example in understanding the genesis of diseases or in the search for new therapeutic approaches? Five ISAS scientists with different research focuses have an answer to these questions.

Guest at ISAS: Talk with Dr Rita Strack on September 21

Portrait Dr. Rita Strack

The talk with Dr. Rita Strack on September 21, 2022 (Dortmund + online) is about insights into the publication processes at the renowned journal Nature Methods. Guests are going to have the opportunity to discuss editorial criteria for the acceptance of papers with the senior editor.

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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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