Genetic Biodiversity Research

By leveraging its expertise in genomics and DNA technology, Eijkman Institute also conducts researches in genetic biodiversity. Research topics in the genetic biodiversity encompasses a wide range of spectrum, from microbacteria to insects and wild-life animals.

Current activities in the genetic biodiversity are:

  • Wild-life animal population genetics (elephants, sumatran tigers, and rhinos)
  • Identification and population genetics of orang-utan (collaboration with BOSF, IAR and Boston University)
  • Strain identification and barcoding of marine microbes
  • Genetic diversity of anopheles mosquitos