Potsdam Days on Bioanalysis 2014

06.11.2014 - 07.11.2014

November 6th and 7th, 2014

Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Division Bioanalysis and Bioprocesses (IZI-BB)
Am Mühlenberg 13
14476 Potsdam

In the context of fast technological development, bioanalysis is becoming increasingly important. Retrospective processes are being replaced by innovative, prospective processes. Additionally, combinations of different individual methods open up new possibilities for analytical applications.

About 20 research institutes and over 80 small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) promote bioanalytical research and development in the Capital Region. Supported by the Center for Molecular Diagnostics and Bioanalysis (ZMDB), cooperations between science and industry have been initiated. Thus, new bioanalytical methods, such as autonomic biosensors, optic sensor-arrays and predicative immunoassays are being developed.

The Potsdam Days on Bioanalysis 2014 focus again on new developments in the area of Bioanalysis and offer a variety of possibilities to discuss and develop further own concepts with partners from science and industry.

This year’s topics:

  • Host-Pathogen-Interaction
  • Detection Systems
  • Pathogens and Artificial Surfaces

Link to registration

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Nov 6th

8.45  Registration

9.15  Welcome and Introduction
          Frank Bier, University of Potsdam / Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam, Germany

Opening Lecture

9.40  Glycan arrays as tools and diagnostic devices
          Peter Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces,
          Potsdam, Germany

10.20 Coffee

Session I: Host-Pathogen-Interaction

10.50 Gnotobiotic murine infection models for the investigation of pathogen
           host interactions

           Stefan Bereswill, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

11.10 Studying bacterial pathogens: Identification, characterization and

           Sebastian Hoppe, Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam, Germany

11.30 Virus-binding peptides for influenza detection and inhibition
           Henry Memczak, Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam, Germany

11.50 Detection of Salmonella enterica using the P22 tailspike protein
           Kerstin Tang, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

12.10 Bioinformatics for mobile diagnostics
           Johannes Schuchhardt, MicroDiscovery GmbH, Berlin, Germany

12.30 Lunch and Poster Exhibition

 Session II: Detection Systems

14.00 Thermoresponsive hydrogels for bacteria trapping
           Robert Niedl, University of Potsdam / Jean-Philippe Couturier, Fraunhofer
           IAP, Potsdam, Germany

14.20 Portable and rapid DNA detection for on-site testing
           Sebastian Kersting, University of Potsdam / Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam,

14.40 Rapid detection of MRSA-associated peptides: A new approach to MRSA
           Nenad Gajovic-Eichelmann, Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam, Germany

15.00 Development of a beta-lactamase inhibitor screening assay
           Cornelia Hettrich, Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam, Germany

15.20 Coupling of PQQ-GDH with polymers for the construction of analytical
           systems and biofuel cells
           Fred Lisdat, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Wildau,

15.40 Coffee

Discussion: Potential of Sensor-Actor-Molecules

16.10 Günter Gauglitz, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
           Klaus Mosbach, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

           Siegfried Neumann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt,

           Frieder Scheller, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

           Reinhard Renneberg, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
           Hong Kong, China

Evening Lecture

16.50 Development of nanopores and synthetic receptors for virus and protein
           Robert Gyurcsanyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
           Budapest, Hungary

17.30 Get Together and Poster Session


Nov 7th

8.45   Registration

Opening Lecture

9.15   Multifunctional enzyme-embedded biocatalytic interfaces
           Aleksandr Simonian, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia,
           USA/Auburn University, Auburn Alabama

Session III: Pathogens & Artificial Surfaces

9.45   Switching of polymer properties as basis for signal amplification
           Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

10.10 Stimulus-sensitive polymer hydrogels - a platform for autonomous
           André Laschewsky, University of Potsdam / Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam,

10.30 Diffusion to detection
           Ralf Metzler, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

10.50 Coffee Break

11.20 PDA - surfaces for label-free detection
           Christian Heise, PolyAn GmbH, Berlin, Germany

11.40 Development of peptide-based antimicrobial surface coatings
           Karsten Rapsch, Fraunhofer IZI-BB, Potsdam, Germany

Closing Lecture

12.00 Multivalent binding of pathogens
           Rainer Haag, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

12.40 Closing Remarks