FOCUS Biomarker: concepts, technologies, applications
Life represents the animate part of the world within a variety of textures. For understanding life one has to analyse biomolecules in context with the underlying structures and to study their role in practicing and maintaining structure-function relationships. Such studies cover phylogeny, ontogeny and a number of pathologies as well as pharmacologic responses to a given therapeutic intervention. With the selection of so-called biomarkers, characteristic indicators of normal or pathologic processes can be followed. Typically, biomarkers are detected and measured via expression at the mRNA or protein level or via their functional activity.
Focus Biomarkerís website provides useful informations on biomarker technologies and applications for research, clinic and interdisciplinary work.