Genotyping/Epigenetics

Service & Expertise

Our platform offers more than 15 years of expertise in human genomic analyses and is continuously establishing state-of-the-art techniques with a focus on high-throughput genotyping. Services include

  • Nucleic acid (DNA, RNA)  extraction from biosamples including quality control
  • Genome-wide and targeted SNP genotyping
  • Genome-wide and targeted methylation analysis
  • miRNA profiling

Equipment & Technologies

Perkin Elmer Chemagic instrument, Qiagen QiaCube, Nanodrop spectrophotometer, Agilent Bioanalyzer, Illumina iScan system, Affymetrix GeneTitan and GeneChip Scanner 3000 platforms, Agena MassARRAY system including EpiTYPER, Applied Biosystems 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System.

Foto: Helmholtz Zentrum München

Scientific Affiliation

The genotyping platform is jointly run by the Institute of Human Genetics (Prof. Meitinger) and the Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology, Institute of Epidemiology 2 (Dr. Gieger, Prof. Peters). The scientific focus is mainly on identifying molecular causes and mechanisms of complex diseases like type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease by using multi-omics approaches.

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