present research program of the Research Group Analysis Techniques in Life
Science is described below. In 2008 cooperation is launched between the
Research Group Analysis Techniques in Life Science of Avans Hogeschool and
the Research Group Biomedical Analysis of the Department of Pharmaceutical
Sciences of University Utrecht from Prof. G.J. de Jong.
Because of this cooperation an assistant professor biomedical analysis for University Utrecht and is jointly recruited and an Associate Professor Analysis Techniques in Life Science for Avans Hogeschool is now appointed dr. Govert Somsen.
In the near future the research program of the Research Group Analysis Techniques in Life Science will be tuned in to the Research Group Biomedical Analysis of the University Utrecht.
Separation techniques e.g. gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (HPLC), capillary electrophoresis (CE) and hybride techniques hold a dominant position in analytical chemistry. Not surprisingly these techniques are applied in a large number of (bio) chemical orientated activities.
The research in this research group has a twofold character.
In the first place in order to maintain the connection with major scientific and technical developments research programs are initiated and performed in our institute.
Second the execution of contract research and joint research program with companies and other institutes is another type of research in our group.
These research programs are mainly focussed on HPLC and CE as well as hybride techniques like e.g. capillary electro chromatography (CEC). Apart from that we also focus our attention on detection and identification techniques like e.g. mass spectrometry (MS) as well as on sample preparation methods.
With respect to HPLC amongst others research is focussed on of the kinetic and thermodynamic properties of stationary phases and columns as well as method development strategies.
For electrophoresis research is concentrating on conventional electrophoresis as well as capillary electrophoretic techniques (CE).
This research group has been embedded in the department Life Sciences of our institute. This influences the research programs in our group. Apart from other projects also life sciences research programs are performed. For example in cooperation with the group of molecular biology the application of DNA-micro arrays for the recognition of diseases has been started.
Research programs in this readership are focussed on application and are broadly oriented. Until now these activities have resulted in a number of joint research projects with companies and institutes.
from a number of independent separation and biomedical research programs
a close cooperation with companies and institutes exists on several research
and contract projects.
Recent examples of that include the preparation and activity control of drugs isolated from vegetable raw materials; the improvement of measuring systems in process industry, the synthesis and characterisation of HPLC columns; the development of analysis systems for industrial quality control.
For further information and or to discuss the potential possibilities for cooperative or contract research projects, please contact the research group of separation sciences.