© 2002

Analytical Biotechnology

  • Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer

Part of the Methods and Tools in Biosciences and Medicine book series (MTBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Fritz Pittner
    Pages 1-42
  3. Christian Mayer, Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer
    Pages 43-92
  4. Franz Gabor, Oskar Hoffmann, Fritz Pittner, Michael Wirth
    Pages 93-133
  5. Ron Verheijen
    Pages 134-166
  6. Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer
    Pages 167-219
  7. Norbert Stich
    Pages 220-252
  8. Georg Bauer, Norbert Stich, Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer
    Pages 253-278
  9. Yilmaz Alguel, Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer
    Pages 279-299
  10. Roland Palkovits, Christian Mayer, Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer
    Pages 300-322
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 323-331

About this book


Modern analytical biotechnology is focused on the use of a set of enabling platform technologies that provide contemporary, state-of-the-art tools for genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, drug discovery, screening, and analysis of natural product molecules. Thus, analytical biotechnology covers all areas of bioanalysis from biochips and nano-chemistry to biology and high throughput screening. Moreover, it aims to apply advanced automation and micro fabrica­ tion technology to the development of robotic and fluidic devices as well as integrated systems. This book focuses on enhancement technology development by promoting cross-disciplinary approaches directed toward solving key problems in biology and medicine. The scope thus brings under one umbrella many different techniques in allied areas. The purpose is to support and teach the fundamental principles and practical uses of major instrumental techniques. Major platforms are the use of immobilized molecules in biotechnology and bioanalysis, im­ munological techniques, immunological strip tests, fluorescence detection and confocal techniques, optical and electrochemical biosensors, biochips, micro dotting, novel transducers such as nano clusters, atomic force microscopy based techniques and analysis in complex media such as fermentation broth, plasma and serum. Techniques related to HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, gel electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry have not been included in this book but will be covered by further publications. Fundamentals in analytical biotechnology include basic and practical aspects of characterizing and analyzing DNA, proteins, and small metabolites.


Immunology Medical Biotechnology Nanobioengineering biotechnology (biochips,biosensors) biochip biochips biology biomolecule biosensor biotechnology DNA fermentation fluorescence immunology microscopy natural product protein proteins Proteomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas G. M. Schalkhammer
    • 1
  1. 1.TUDELFTKluyver Lab. for BiotechnologyBC DelftThe Netherlands

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