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Molecular Diagnostics and Indoor Air Quality

Dr. Michael Berg

Technical Director Eurofins Built Environment EMLab P&K

Dr. Michael Berg joined Eurofins EMLab P&K in 2005 and worked as Department Manager, Regional Director and Technical Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Berg researched plant pathology and plant genetics as postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma State University. He also worked in fungicide research for BASF in Germany. Dr. Berg engages in training and other educational events with focus on the topics of infection control, water risk management and molecular biology.

Dr. Berg's expertise is in molecular diagnostics, in particular, the use of PCR for the detection of environmental microorganisms. As a Senior Molecular Biologist, he provides consultation to clients in issues related to molecular diagnostics and allergen detection.

Publications

Dr. Berg has peer-reviewed publications, thesis publications, and various poster presentations, which include:

  • Berg M, Rogers R, and Meinke D (2005). Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are required for reproductive development in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 44(5):866-78.
  • Joshi BD, Berg M, Rogers J, Fletcher J, Melcher U (2005).Sequence comparisons of plasmids pBJS-O of Spiroplasma citri and pSKU146 of S. kunkelii: implications for plasmid evolution. BMC Genomics. 7;6:175.
  • Berg M, Rogers R, and Meinke D (2004). Functional analysis of essential genes using epitope-tagging. 15th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. Berlin, Germany
  • Berg M, Muralla R, Rogers R, and Meinke D (2003). Essential genes with unknown functions. 14th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. Madison, WI.

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