Molecular Microbiology Lab

GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
last updated: July 20, 2023

About the Laboratory

Molecular Microbiology Lab

GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
@ Section 3.7 Geomicrobiology
This Laboratory is part of:


  • Tbd
Visit us on our website in DE / EN


The Molecular Microbiology Lab focuses on
I) DNA and RNA extraction, quantification and integrity applying protocols on commercial kits (physical and chemical cell lysis, silica column), phenol/chloroform extractions and extra- and intracellular separation (e/I DNA), and
II) microbiome diversity and abundance applying protocols on amplification and quantification of target genes via PCR and quantitative PCR, NGS library preparation as well as NGS sequencing.
Various sample types such as soil, sediment, water, plants and rocks are analyzed.


  • DNA/RNA Extraction Kit
  • Homogenizer
  • PCR Cycler
    Thermal Cycler, Thermal PCR Cycler
  • qPCR Cycler
  • PCR Workstation
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Gel Documentation System
    Gel Doc Systems, Gel Image System, Gel Imager
  • Electrophoresis Device
  • Gel Electrophoresis Device

Analytical Methods

  • DNA Isolation
    DNA/RNA Isolation, Homogenization
  • DNA Extraction

  • CARD-FISH, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization

  • Massive Parallel Sequencing, Second Generation Sequencing

  • DNA Amplification, DNA Enrichment

  • DNA Amplification, DNA Enrichment, Quantitative PCR
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometry
    UV-VIS Spectroscopy
  • Gel Documentation
    Gel Imaging
  • Electrophoresis
    Automated Electrophoresis

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