Since August 2013, Professor Antje J. Baeumner has been leading the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors at the University of Regensburg in Germany. She came to Regensburg from Cornell University, where she still is an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Biological Engineering and a member of the graduate fields of Food Science and Technology, and of Biomedical Engineering.
She is President of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC)
and Editor of the Springer Nature journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, ABC
Science and engineering, research and teaching have always been at the center of her professional life as she enjoys working with, learning from and with the incredibly smart people in our broad scientific community. The development of analytical (micro)systems and biosensors that ameliorate the plethora of challenges faced in the fight against diseases and pollution is driving her scientific work. Together with her wonderful and energetic international research team she finds new strategies, new materials and new sensing concepts for the detection of pathogens, toxins and clinically relevant biomarkers, especially as food safety, environmental monitoring and clinical diagnostics in resource-limited settings need much of our attention today to enable healthy and sustainable societies.
Outside of the lab and office, look for her running with her family dog, biking to her office irrespective of weather conditions and Danube’s fog, and enjoying life with her husband and kids.