Molecular Biology and Microbiology

The Molecular Biology and Microbiology Research Area includes the Molecular Biology and Food Microbiology Laboratories. Various modern techniques, such as qualitative and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), analyses of the sequence and dimensions of DNA fragments and many other molecular biology methods are used in the Molecular Biology Laboratory to conduct DNA, RNA and protein testing. The Food Microbiology Laboratory conducts testing mainly to identify the microorganisms present in foods. As well as using classic microbiological methods, it also uses ultra-modern mass spectroscopy. Both laboratories use testing for internal research purposes as well as to provide services to third parties.

The Molecular Biology and Microbiology Area is divided into the following work groups:

• Food Microbiology
• Functional Genomics
• Breeding Genomics