Techniques applied at the group of Bioanalytics and Microanalytical Systems

Separation and concentration techniques:

  • Crossflow Filtration (ultra- and microfiltration)
  • Immunomagnetic Separation
  • Monolithic Affinity Filtration
  • Monolithic Ion Chromatography

Analytical Microarrays:

  • Protein microarrays (e.g. detection of microorganism, proteotoxins)
  • DNA microarrays (e.g. detection of microorganism, viruses, eucaryotic cells)
  • Hapten microarrays (Detection of small organic molecules)
  • Chemiluminescence imaging Flow-based microarray analysis platform (MCR3)
  • Surface chemistry with PEG hydrogels Microarray production (contact microarrayer, BioRad; Ink Jet, GeSIM )

Reference Analytics at IWC

  • Mass spectrometry (Orbitrap)
  • HPLC
  • GC
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • UV-VIS Spectroscopy
  • IR Spectroscopy

Microbiology and Molecular Biology:

  • Real-Time PCR (Lightcycler 480, Roche) for bacteria and viruses
  • Colilert 2000 (IDEXX) for quantification of E. coli and Coliforms
  • Membran filtration and selective cultivation (Bio 2)
  • Flow Cytometry for bacteria quantification