Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Grunelius-Möllgaard Laboratory for Molecular Evolution

The Grunelius-Möllgaard-Laboratory is run by the Department of Botany and Molecular Evolution and is open to all scientists at Senckenberg Research Institute. The S1-certified lab offers internal researchers as well as external cooperators (e.g. guest researchers) an opportunity to generate molecular data for projects on the systematics, evolution and diversity of organisms. It provides modern equipment enabling up to 10 simultaneous users to study genetic diversity at all levels. An associated collection of DNA-isolates (DNA-Bank) serves as a documentation of genetic diversity and complements the voucher collections deposited in Senckenberg. The research projects to a major extent fall into the area Biodiversity and Systematics.