The Conservation Genetics Group develops and applies modern DNA-based tools to aid research and conservation of endangered European wildlife.
The focus of our research is the genetic monitoring of native wildlife.
Since 2010, all samples collected in the frame of the German-wide wolf and lynx monitoring are centrally analyzed at the Senckenberg Center for Wildlife Genetics.
Our laboratory focuses on contamination-sensitive environmental samples with low DNA content. We extract DNA from faeces, hair, saliva residues on carcasses and other environmental samples containing DNA. Additionally, we also provide services for tissue and blood.
With your donation, you help the Senckenberg Society to conduct natural scientific research and make our results accessible to the public through publications, exhibitions, educational projects, and many other initiatives.
Thank you for your support!