The Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers dedicated to achieving international leadership in bioanalytical science by fostering the highest quality research and education in the field of bioanalytical chemistry. Institute researchers, including the director, Susan M. Lunte, develop and use state of the art sampling, separation, detection and characterization techniques to promote our understanding of fundamental life processes and to increase our knowledge of how to intervene in those processes to regulate biological function and restore health.

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These include:

  • microdialysis,
  • mass spectrometry,
  • single molecule imaging and spectroscopy,
  • microchip analytical devices,
  • and electroanalytical techniques.

In addition, the Institute is focused on developing the enabling technologies necessary for expanding the capabilities of high throughput screening, development of whole cell assays for drug discovery, and working on new approaches for the study and early detection of diseases including cancer, stroke, AIDS and neurodegenerative diseases.


Latest News

November 2018
R. Mark Wightman to give inaugural Ralph N. Adams Lecture at KU

October 2018
Search begins for new assistant professor of bioanalytical chemistry at KU

June 2018
Mei He's research featured on Lab on a Chip journal cover

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Upcoming Events

Inaugural Ralph N. Adams Lectures

R. Mark Wightman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Public Lecture "Detecting Catecholamines--A Journey from Beaker to the Behaving Brain"
Thursday, November 15 @ 4:00pm
Integrated Science Building, Room 1154 (Central District)
Reception immediately following lecture in ISB atrium, open to all

Scientific Lecture "Chemical Monitoring of Neurotransmission with Microelectrodes"
Friday, November 16 @ 4:00pm
Integrated Science Building, Room 1154 (Central District)

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