Central Research Laboratories

The Central Research Laboratories at the Natural History Museum Vienna comprise the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics (DNA laboratory) and the electron microscopy and microanalysis facilities.


The DNA laboratory carries out research projects in various evolutionary fields, including systematics, phylogeny,  phylogeography, and population genetics. In addtition, the DNA laboratory also has a tissue and DNA collection with over 16,000 individual samples.


The electron microscopy facilities consist of two scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and an Electron Microprobe (EMP).


The DNA laboratory, as well as the electron microscopy facilities, are available for all departments for scientific and routine analyses. Contract research is also possible upon special agreement.

: DNA laboratory
: Electron Microprobe (EMP)