Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

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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.

Mikrobiome

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.