One- Day Seminar

Day Seminar Pharma and Life Science: Characterization of Biomolecules – Interaction and Stabilities

March 8th, 2023 
9.30 am - 15.30 pm 

University of Basel
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Hegenheimermattweg 167 B-C
4123 Allschwil

We are pleased to invite you to our one-day seminar on "Characterization of Biomolecules" in cooperation with the University of Basel.

This seminar gives pharmaceutical managers, quality control and laboratory managers insights into the study of the interaction of biomolecules and thermal analysis .

The free event is held at the University of Basel and is open to all interested persons from science, research and development.

Experts from industry and university will present a comprehensive seminar covering the following topics:
  • Microcalorimetric techniques and applications in life sciences
  • Thermodynamic characterization of binding reactions, e.g. drug-receptor interactions
  • Isothermal microcalorimetry (metabolic energy and growth of microorganisms)
  • Energetic investigation of biofilms
  • Stability and confirmation of biomolecules
  • How does thermal analysis support the pharmaceutical industry?
  • How can dynamic differential calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis support pharmaceutical research and development?

Reservations are required. Attendance is free and Lunch is on us, but space is limited, so please fill out the registration form to secure your place. 


9:30 - 9:45 AM
9:45 - 10:00 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Microcalorimetric Techniques in Life Sciences - Using ITC and DSC for your daily routine but also your research challenges
Dr. Christian Ortmann
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 AM
Isothermal microcalorimetry, an underestimated tool for biology
Dr. Olivier Braissant
12:30 - 13:30 PM Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 PM
Thermal Analysis in Pharmaceutical Industry
Use of TGA & DSC for research, development & quality control
Monika Schennen
14:30 - 15:30 PM
Coffee & Discussion & Networking

About The Speakers

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Christian Ortmann PhD is the application specialist for Microcalorimetry at TA Instruments since 2008. Based in Germany, he recently took the position as Application Team Leader Europe Central (2021). He received his PhD in Animal Physiology at University Düsseldorf dealing with the Asian clam, a well known invader in River systems. In his work he implemented a method to reveal anaerobic capacities of invertebrate metabolism using simultaneous measurements of oxygen consumption and direct calorimetry. Later he worked as Research Associate at the Federal Institute of Hydrology in Koblenz before he was acquired by TA Instruments. Beside leading the application team in Europe Central his key responsibilities are customer support, consulting and training in microcalorimetric applications.

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Monika Schennen is a chemical engineer with a focus on instrumental analytics. She has been working in the application of TA Instruments for over 20 years and supports our customers in the area of ​​DSC and TGA with regard to application and software questions.

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Olivier Braissant, PhD, is the Senior scientist at the Biomechanics & Calorimetry Center Basel (BCCB) for the University of Basel

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