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Chemistry and Bioanalytics

Producing and characterising new substances – developing and applying new test systems.

The fields of research within chemistry and bioanalytics are interdisciplinary and are found at the interface between chemistry, biology, medicine and pharmacy. In the chemistry specialism, we produce and characterise new substances and materials using modern methods from synthetic chemistry, analytics, process engineering and surface and nanotechnology. In the bioanalytics specialism, we develop simple diagnostic testing systems that can be used by the patients themselves. We have access to all the necessary molecular biology, protein biochemistry and cell culture technologies to help us. For the development of drugs, we establish in vitro tests and new cellular 3D testing systems that simulate how organs work and can partially replace animal testing.

Our team-based organisational structure is largely based on independent research groups with a high degree of autonomy. Our staff have many years of industry experience which they channel into their teaching as well as their research.

Our fields of research

Our diverse yet highly focused specialisms allow us to take an interdisciplinary approach to applied research and development projects in various fields of life sciences.

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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Nanomaterials and Surfaces

Material science, nanotechnology, biomaterials and tissue engineering as well as the interaction of cells.

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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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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wendeborn
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wendeborn Head of Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics
Telephone : +41 61 228 55 45 (direct)

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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