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Chemistry and Bioanalytics

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

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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Molecular Nanotechnology

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

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Process Engineering and Reaction Technology

Process engineering and reaction 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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Innovative synthesis, modification & characterization of surfaces, hard and soft materials, hydrogels, vesicles & colloids

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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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