We combine biology and engineering ...

… by specifically immobilizing biological cells such as microorganisms or biological recognition elements including enzymes, antibodies or receptors on technical carrier materials in order to use them as biosensors.

One such example is that the cells or biological components react to an unwanted pollutant or toxin using a biological response that is converted into a physical signal.

Biosensors can be applied in monitoring drinking water and environmental analysis as well as for quality control in food technology, medical technology or biotechnology.


Dr. Anke Burger-Kentischer

Dr. Michaela Müller