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Molecular Diagnostics and Indoor Air Quality
Dr. Michael Berg
Regional Director, EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company
Dr. Berg has 14 years of experience in 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.
Dr. Berg earned his Ph.D. degree in Biology at TU Darmstadt, Germany with Postdoctoral experience in Plant Pathology.
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.