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

„We Age Because our Metabolism Makes Mistakes“


For Radio 91.2's podcast "Ruhrpott, deine Forschung", Dr. Martín Hugo explains how the research of the working group ERC Sulfaging contributes to uncovering mechanisms of aging, and what hydrogen sulfide has got to do with this.

„In Imaging, I Must Be Willing to Venture into Something New“

Flora Weber

In the interview, Flora Weber explains why it is important to focus on more than just the details in microscopy. Using imaging techniques, the biologist wants to find out why drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis cause the death of the jawbone.

What's Your Task as an Intern, Christopher?

Christopher Borg in the laboratory

Interns at ISAS do more than make coffee. Christopher Borg gives an exemplary insight into his internship, during which he worked on using a miniaturised plasma as an ion source for ion mobility spectrometry (IMS).

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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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