DNA Bank & Genotyping Services

AIT operates a DNA bank containing more than half a million DNA samples of plant and animal origin, which are stored under high-tech conditions at -20°C. The service portfolio is supplemented with downstream analyses such as sequencing (Next Generation Sequencing) and genotyping combined with bioinformatics. Find more information and the biological material on www.dnabank.at


  • Fully automatic quality assured cryostorage (-20°C and -80°C) of DNA samples including data management
  • Development of specific DNA extraction protocols from different materials depending on requirements (also for high throughput applications)
  • Development and application of genetic markers (SSRs, SNPs) for different genotyping methods, e.g. verification of origin, relatedness analysis, population genetics, species identification
  • Development and spotting of DNA- and protein-based high density arrays
  • Comparative transcriptome analysis with a focus on non-model organisms, from RNA extraction to bioinformatic evaluation



Eva Maria Sehr

Michael Stierschneider

Elisabeth Wischnitzki

Günther Reichenberger

Agnes Burg

Karin Hansel-Hohl

Melanie Wittenberger

Stephan Gaubitzer