The Analysis Techniques in the Life Sciences research group conducts research in the life sciences. We analyse biological processes and offer support for new, tailored treatments.
In doing so, our research group responds to both the growing impact the life sciences have on society and the economy and to the rising number of research questions in the industry.
Focusing on health, pharma, nutrition and forensics, we aim to further developments in metabolic profiling, allergen research and biomarker research. Separation techniques, such as liquid chromatography and its combination with mass spectrometry, play a key role in this. Biochemical and molecular biological analysis techniques are also vital. These are used on biomolecules such as proteins and DNA. The chemometric techniques we develop help extract more information from data. In this process, multivariate data analysis techniques help us get the results we need.
Our research group takes up current analysis topics relevant to small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector. Our students familiarise themselves with modern analysis techniques and their applications. Lecturers develop competencies by participating in projects, attending courses and doing PhD research.
Innovations in the life sciences are often technology-driven. This means research in this field demands the latest analysis techniques and state-of-the-art analysis instruments. The well-equipped laboratory we have at our disposal boasts equipment for spectrometry (UV/VIS, AAS, FTIR), liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), mass spectrometry (GC-MS and LC-MS) and biochemical analysis techniques.
Nature of our research
Lecturers and students take part in our projects, giving them the chance to develop research competencies. Students further their research competencies while conducting socially relevant research under the expert supervision of the group’s lecturer-researchers and external partners. The outcomes serve as input for new course components and curricula.