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.


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Against the Current: A Way Back to Basic Research

Suyuan Chen in the lab

Suyuan Chen cannot find the taste of his hometown Mianyang anywhere else. Nevertheless, the PhD student gave up his job at a pharmaceutical company in China to research methods for cancer diagnoses at ISAS. In the interview, he explains why.

Early Testing for Endometriosis: Brenda Krishnacoumar Wants to Give Women More Time

Brenda Krishnacoumar

Brenda Krishnacoumar wants to develop a non-invasive method for the early detection of endometriosis. She plans to look for markers that make a screening for the incurable disease possible at a young age.

Leibniz HealthTech Lecture: Anika Grüneboom Opens the Toolbox of Fluorescence Microscopy

Anika Grüneboom

Prof Dr Anika Grüneboom's work aims at making the body transparent and thus gain new insights into the genesis, early detection & treatment of diseases via imaging. How she manages this and which methods are needed?

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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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