The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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We are a young innovative research team working on DNA metabarcoding methods to understand ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity decline.
DNA metabarcoding allows the identification of thousands of specimens often on species level, by sequencing a small standardized gene fragment. Unlike with DNA barcoding this is done on the whole community, allowing for a more rapid assessment of biodiversity.
Our research projects focus on:
We are always looking for talented and ambitious students, working with us on existing research projects.