AIT – the Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest non-profit, non-university research organization. AIT comprises five specialised departments (Mobility, Energy, Health & Environment, Safety & Security, Foresight Policy & Development) working on the key infrastructure issues of the future.
Embedded in the Health & Environment Department the research unit Molecular Medicine has its primary focus in biomarker development for personalized medicine. Research activities range from molecular imaging using animal positron emission tomography to the development of molecular diagnostic assays for infectious disease and cancer. These fields of action have been providing us with the knowledge asked for e.g. pathogen identification and characterization using molecular methods.
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