Bioinformatics and microbial forensics

FOI develop methodology to characterize intentionally released infectious agents, including methods for tracking origin and migration patterns of microorganisms and viruses.
In this area, we cooperate with international as well as national research groups.


Our research in bioinformatics and microbial forensics includes:

  • large-scale sequencing
  • studies of the genetic distance
  • studies of microbial population structures
  • studies of origin and evolution
  • development of methods for analyzing evidence from a bioterrorism act, biocrime, or inadvertent microorganism/toxin release for attribution purposes

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Kerstin Myrtennäs

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