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Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics

Research into the manufacture and characterisation of substances and materials as well as the development and application of new test systems.

The Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics brings important disciplines in chemistry and life sciences under one roof, from chemical synthesis, analytics, process engineering, material science and molecular biology through to protein biochemistry, bioanalytics, cell biology and diagnostics.

The close ties between the Institute’s research and development and industry and the many years of industry experience our staff have form an excellent basis for a practice-based programme of study for our students. We offer industry a competent and reliable partner that is used to working in project groups that focus on goals and results.

Our fields of research

Instrumental Analytics

Our team works with a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies and corresponding applications in labs kitted out with the latest equipment.

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Molecular Nanotechnology

Bottom-up design of nanomaterials for molecular recognition and (bio)catalysis.

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Process Engineering and Technology

Process engineering and technology teaches, develops, pilot tests and optimises technical processes from life science industries.

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In vitro Diagnostics

In vitro Diagnostics is a service for patients involving the early identification, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

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DNA and RNA Diagnostics

The genetic information in every organism is mostly contained in the nucleotide sequence. We deal with analysing changes in nucleotide sequences and their ...

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Proteins and Enzymes

Proteins, and enzymes in particular, are pivotal to a cell’s function. Protein engineering allows proteins to be optimised for technical applications.

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Cell Biology and in vitro Toxicology

We employ cell cultures and tissue engineering in our research in order to investigate diseases and the efficacy and toxicity of substances.

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Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Design, synthesis and modification of natural products and biomolecules for medical research.

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Engineered nanoparticles and interfaces for modulation and monitoring of biological systems.

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Data Science in Life Sciences

Development of computational and machine learning algorithms and implementation of databases for knowledge representation and discovery in the life sciences.

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Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials

Novel materials have always been a key element for innovation in industry and society.

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Our range of courses

Get an overview of our initial and continuing education programmes in the field of chemistry and bioanalytics.

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Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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