Expertise

Molecular Genetics

The Molecular Genetics Division (BIBIS) develops methods, amongst others for the area of environment, for the rapid and reliable detection of viruses, human-pathogenic germs and other contaminants and pathogens. These processes are used, for example, in wastewater treatment. In addition, scientists can detect, by means of variations, changes in genetic material and clearly identify which species is involved.

Using the PCR method (Polymerase Chain Reaction), tests can be carried out, for example, which make it possible to draw conclusions about a specific type of plant. This forms the basis for reliable identification or quality control.