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Prof. Frank Bier

Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering Potsdam, Germany

Presentation topic: New Business Models in Diagnostics for Personalised Heathcare


Professional development
1977 - 1984 Studies of Physics and Mathematics at University of Münster and Heidelberg University
1985 - 1989 PhD in Applied Physics at Heidelberg University Guest Scientist at EMBL, Heidelberg
1998 Habilitation in Biochemistry, University of Potsdam

Scientific development
1989 - 1993 Postdoc at GBF Braunschweig (National Research Laboratory for Biotechnology, today: HZI Braunschweig)
1993 - 1996 Project leader at Max-Delbrück-Centre for Molecular Medicine
1996 - 1998 Senior Researcher and Group leader at Optical Biosensors, Potsdam University
1998 - 2000 Group leader “Molecular Bioanalytics” at Fraunhofer IBMT, Potsdam
Since 2000 Head of Department Fraunhofer IBMT, Potsdam
Since 2003 C4-Professor (Chair of Molecular Bioanalytics), University of Potsdam
Since 2006 Director of the Potsdam Branch of Fraunhofer IBMT and Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IBMT

Prof. Dr. Frank Bier is author and co-author of 125 Papers and Reviews and 22 Patents. Current research interests are cell-surface interactions, biosensors, lab-on-chip systems integration, nanobiotechnology, micro-array technology and the application of this research for in vitro diagnostics in point-of-care settings and Bioanalysis (ZMDB) and member of the board of several scientific societies.



My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, March 7

4:00pm CET