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 includes:


  • large-scale sequencing of environmental samples and clinical samples
  • studies of genetic distances in microorganisms
  • studies of microbial origin and evolution
  • development of methods for analyzing evidences from a bioterrorism act, biocrime, or inadvertent microorganism/toxin release for attribution purposes


Search for our publications here: link (Report number “FOI-S” for Scientific publications)

Read more about Bioinformatics here (pdf)PDF



Kerstin Myrtennäs

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