The Core Facility Microarray (CFM) provides the departments of the MPIIB with state of the art technology and platforms for functional genomics. The CFM supplies support, guidance and help in microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS) experiments, starting with chip design, experimental planning, and wet laboratory realization, up to data analysis including biological network and pathway analysis of the results. Major projects cover microbial pathogenesis, microRNA (miRNA) expression and host response.

Dr.rer. nat. Hans-Joachim Mollenkopf studied genetics, microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology at the University Hohenheim, Germany, diploma thesis (BSc) at the University of Stuttgart, Institute of Industrial Genetics, PhD at the University of Würzburg, Theodor-Boveri-Institute, Dept. of Microbiology. He joined as postdoctoral fellow and research scientist the MPIIB, Dept. of Immunology in 1995 and is head of the CFM since 2002.

Hans Mollenkopf is member of various international research projects, e.g. the NIH funded tuberculosis system biology program TBSysBio, the European network of vaccine research and development TRANSVAC, the EU FP7 funded project on immunosafety of vaccines BioVacSafe, and the collaborative project for the establishment of a systems biology framework to understand key features of Mycobacterium tuberculosis SysteMTb.

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