The main areas of research at the Laboratory include:
- human and animal genetic geography
- comparative genomics of mammals and birds
- bioinformatics and systemic biology
- identification of genes and their alleles that influence the expression of economically valuable traits in farm animals
- genotyping and detection of heterozygous carriers of genetic abnormalities in humans and animals
- genetic basis of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria.
The laboratory’s research activities cover a variety of projects, such as:
- Genetic diversity in populations of reindeer (together with the University of Helsinki and Lapland nature reserve)
- Diagnosing Gilbert's syndrome based on DNA sequencing (with the Centre for Emergency and Radiation Medicine, MES)
- Comparative cytogenetic analysis of ostriches’ and Neognathae’s sex chromosomes, and the study of quantitative traits genetics in poultry (with the Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Molecular genetic diagnostic kits for the estimation of intraspecific polymorphism in plants and animals for the purpose of environmental monitoring
- Establishment of systems of DNA markers for breeding cattle dairy (with the Warmia and Mazury University);
Genetic basis of Helicobacterpilori antibiotic resistance (in colloboration with the Lodz Medical Academy).
The Head of the Laboratory is Alexey A. Sazanov (Professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences).