Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

Head of Research Group



Research Projects

Molekulare Diagnostik

Molecular Diagnostic Methods and Epidemiology of Harmful and Beneficial Agricultural Organisms

Modern genetic diagnostic methods not only allow the reliable identification of agriculturally important organisms; they also enable the genetic characterisation of relevant traits, such as pesticide- and antibiotic resistance. In this project, methods of this sort are developed for on-site use, opening up new possibilities for modern plant protection.


Developing Bioinformatic Methods to Enable the Targeted Use of Microbiomes

‘Good’ microorganisms can promote plant growth and/or protect plants from pests, serve as an indicator of soil quality, or ferment milk in cheese production. Bioinformatic data analysis is a key requirement for comprehensively describing complex microbiomes and for making targeted use of individual, functionally relevant microorganisms.