Forensic Molecular Biology
The Department of Forensic Molecular Biology generates DNA profiles (the so-called "genetic fingerprint") from various biological materials.
In order to solve crimes, DNA profiles from traces collected at crime scenes and from suspects are generated and forwarded to the federal DNA database on behalf of the police and judicial authorities. DNA analyses are also performed to identify unknown dead or missing persons.
Additionally, we perform parentage testing on behalf of the authorities and private individuals. This includes both traditional paternity tests and more complex kinship analyses.