The laboratory of Molecular Microbiology of ITAP covers research needs on the assessment of food quality and safety using molecular biology and genomic analysis. The study of microbial ecology of foods allows the monitoring of microorganisms in food and food chain, while the response of specific species regarding the stress conditions, the pathogenesis of microorganisms and the survival of a starter culture during the production and maintenance of a food can be studied could be also be evaluated. The aforementioned information allow the better understanding of adaptation and behavior of microorganisms in food and food related ecosystems, as well as the most appropriate method to control food contamination. The laboratory could also provide these analyses to individuals and food industries.


Laboratory Equipment

  • PCR
  • Electrophoresis
  • Gel imaging system – UV camera
  • Nanophotometer
  • Real time PCR
  • Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
  • PCR-DGGE (Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis)
  • Laminar Flow chamber
  • Low temperature centrifuge
  • Centrifuge
  • Water bath
  • Other laboratory & auxiliary equipment


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