Development of antibody-based analysis techniques (e.g. toxins, PAHs, pesticides, drug metabolites); generation of poly- and monoclonal antibodies.

Selected research projects:

  • Nanoscaled architechtures for highly sensitive biosensing of small molecules
  • Mycotoxin immunoassay for food analysis
  • Biofunctionalized nanoparticles
  • ExoMars Mission 2013: Life Marker Chip - LMC
  • Determination of Diclofenac in biological tissues

Bioseparation & Microarray Technology

Development of bioanalytical methods for the detection of microorganisms & other contaminants in food, water, soil or air. Main topics are crossflow ultra- and microfiltration, monolithic affinity filtration, DNA and protein microarrays.

Current research topics:

  • Legionella pneumophila Sg in water and air with antibody microarrays
  • Pathogenic microorganisms and viruses with DNA microarrays for raw and drinking water
  • Concentration of viruses in large water bodies for drinking water analysis
  • Pathogenic microorganisms and biotoxins in food
  • Zoonoses screening in slaughtered pigs
  • Antibiotics in raw milk
  • Seafood toxins
  • Biotoxins for biosecurity




Noninvasive quantification of dynamic processes in contaminated and non-contaminated multiphase subsurface environments to protect drinking water resources. Quantitative prediction of processes during geothermal energy production.

Selected research projects:




Characterization of hydrocolloids & aerosols  (e.g. diesel exhaust, pollen particles, photocatalytically active nanocolloids).




Laser Spectroscopy

Development and application of techniques based on optoacoustics and other spectroscopic principles for e.g. in opaque tissue, aerosol, particle and biofilm research.

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Raman Microspectroscopy

Nondestructive characterization of matrices/systems, e.g. biofilms, biogeochemical interfaces, plastic particles in aquatic ecosystems, atmospheric/multicomponent aerosol particles and (bio)diesel soot by Raman Microspectroscopy and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering.

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Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis

Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) explores information on natural isotope abundances of 13C/12C, 15N/14N, 2H/1H, 37Cl/35Cl by gas chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-IRMS).

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