Projects

Projects

We have multiple projects ongoing in the laboratory and are always open to new ideas and opportunities for collaboration. Below is a list of our current projects:

  • Rate of mtDNA heteroplasmy in different population groups (NIJ 2014-DN-BX-K022 and 2016 DN-BX-0171)
  • Impact of DNA damage (depurination, deamination, oxidation) on the interpretation of mtDNA MPS data (NIJ 2015 DN-BX-K025)
  • Drift of mtDNA sequence variants in different tissues, including hair, blood and buccal cells
  • Improved bone extraction techniques for MPS analysis of nDNA markers
  • Molecular age estimates through mtDNA deletion markers
  • Assessment of microbial diversity in cave waters from the Adriatic coast of Croatia
  • Development of software tools for mtDNA MPS analysis
  • Impact of using a proofreading polymerase when performing mtDNA MPS analysis with the 10-Plex Promega kit
  • D-Loop HVI/HVII protocols