The interdisciplinary DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS research team conceives, designs and implements innovative bioanalytical tools and new technological building blocks to meet diagnostic and medtech needs. Its focus is on the development of industrial projects.

Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics

  • Solutions for demonstrators and prototypes
  • System integration and miniaturisation
  • Smart functionalised biosensors
  • Sophisticated capture molecules and detection systems
  • Efficient sample processing (including microfluidic cartridges)
  • Innovative rapid testing
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Data acquisition and processing

Development and validation of methods

  • Analytical methods based on peptides, proteins (e.g. ELISA, ECLIA) or nucleic acids (e.g. DNA chips)
  • High-sensitivity approaches or multiplex (multi-analyte) approaches 
  • Development of electrochemical, label-free (e.g. surface plasmon resonance, SPR) or magnetic-based assays
  • Chemical and physical surface modifications for the development of biosensors
  • Analytical monitoring and characterisation of molecules (e.g. LC-MS, capillary electrophoresis (CE), etc.) 

Cellular systems

  • Bioavailability, biocompatibility testing
  • Bioactivity assays
  • 3D cellular models (host-pathogen-interactions)
  • Microphysiological systems

Molecular diagnostics

  • Identification of pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes
  • Targeted and whole genome genetic testing
  • Bioinformatics
  • DNA and RNA sequencing  

Senior researchers