Forensic Molecular Biology

University of Salzburg

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

Devices for isolating DNA from biological trace material, high-end PCR devices and capillary electrophoreses as well as various devices for working on biological trace material and reprocessing of hard tissues (bones and teeth) for DNA isolation

Contact Person

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Neuhuber

Research Services

Forensic Molecular Biology
Mutation analysis
Molecular archeology

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Forensic Molecular Biology
Molecular archeology
DNA fingerprinting
DNA isolation
Multiplex PCR


Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Neuhuber
Interfakultärer Fachbereich für Gerichtsmedizin und Forensische Neuropsychiatrie
0043 662 8044 3823
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Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs
Austrian Federal Crime Department
Institute for Legal Medicine of the University of Münster
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Ulm
Forensic Medicine of the University of Innsbruck, DNA Laboratory
Exposure of the Institute of Pathology, Landesklinikum St. Pölten
Justice (Courts across national borders)
Austrian Executive Authority (police)
Landesklinikum St. Pölten - Lilienfeld
Nationale DNA Datenbank
laufend seit 2000
Bundesministerium für Inneres, Bundeskriminalamt
Rudolf Hess – The Doppelgänger conspiracy theory disproved.
McCall S, Kreindl G, Kastinger T, Müller E, Zahrer W, Grießner I, Dunkelmann B, Tutsch-Bauer E, Neuhuber F, Pittman PR, Wahl R, Lowry M, Cemper-Kiesslich J
Forensic Science International: Genetics 40 (2019) 18–22 (

Contamination incidents in the pre-analytical phase of forensic DNA analysis in Austria - Statistics of 17 years.
Pickrahn I, Kreindl G, Müller E, Dunkelmann B, Zahrer W, Cemper-Kiesslich J, Neuhuber F
Forensic Science International: Genetics 31 (2017) 12–18 (

Police Officer’s DNA on Crime Scene Samples - Indirect Transfer as a Source of Contamination and its database-assisted Detection in Austria.
Neuhuber F, Kreindl G, Kastinger T, Dunkelmann B, Zahrer W, Cemper-Kiesslich J, Grießner I
Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017) e608-e609 (

Elevated germline mutation rate in teenage fathers
Forster P., Hohoff C., Dunkelmann B., Schürenkamp M., Pfeiffer H., Neuhuber F., Brinkmann B.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142898
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2898

In naming the dead: Autosomal and Y-chromosomal STR typing on human skeletal
remains from an 18th/19th century aristocratic crypt in Gallspach, Upper Austria
Schwarz R., Renhart S., Gruber H., Klimesch W., Neuhuber F., Cemper-Kiesslich J.
Anthropologischer Anzeiger 72(3): 335-346
DOI: 10.1127/anthranz/2015/0515

Homicide by hanging: a case report and its forensic-medical aspects
Monticelli F.C., Brandtner H., Kunz S.N., Keller T., Neuhuber F.
Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 33 (2015) 71-75
DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2015.04.006.

Contamination when collecting trace evidence – An issue more topical than ever?
Pickrahn I., Kreindl G., Müller E., Dunkelmann B., Zahrer W., Cemper-Kiesslich J., Neuhuber F.
Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 e603–e604

Yfiler® Plus amplification kit validation and calculation of forensic parameters for two Austrian populations
Pickrahn I., Müller E., Zahrer W., Dunkelmann B., Cemper-Kiesslich J., Kreindl G., Neuhuber F.
Forensic Science International: Genetics 21 90–94