Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Margit Cichna-Markl
T: +43-1-4277-52374
Dobrovolny, S., Uhlig, S., Frost, K., Schlierf, A., Nichani, K., Simon, K., Cichna-Markl, M., & Hochegger, R. (2022). Interlaboratory Validation of a DNA Metabarcoding Assay for Mammalian and Poultry Species to Detect Food Adulteration. Foods, 11(8), [1108]. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11081108

Kaltenbrunner, M., Hochegger, R., & Cichna-Markl, M. (2022). Design of Mismatch Primers to Identify and Differentiate Closely Related (Sub)Species: Application to the Authentication of Meat Products. In PCR Primer Design (pp. 65-82). Humana Press, Springer. Methods in Molecular Biology Vol. 2392 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1799-1_5

Gense, K., Peterseil, V., Licina, A., Wagner, M., Cichna-Markl, M., Dobrovolny, S., & Hochegger, R. (2021). Development of a DNA Metabarcoding Method for the Identification of Bivalve Species in Seafood Products. Foods, 10(11), [2618]. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10112618


Preckel, L., Brunen-Nieweler, C., Denay, G., Petersen, H., Cichna-Markl, M., Dobrovolny, S., & Hochegger, R. (2021). Identification of Mammalian and Poultry Species in Food and Pet Food Samples Using 16S rDNA Metabarcoding. Foods, 10(11), [2875]. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10112875






Kaltenbrunner, M., Hochegger, R., Mayer, W., Kerkhoff, K., Epp, R., Rüggeberg, H., & Cichna-Markl, M. (2019). Determination of wild boar and domestic pig meat in commercial food products by real-time PCR. Poster session presented at 9th International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS (RAFA 2019 ), Prag, Czech Republic.

Dobrovolny, S., Cichna-Markl, M., Hochegger, R., Pomarolli, A., & Hufnagl, P. (2019). Validation of a DNA (meta)-barcoding assay for species identification in food. Poster session presented at 9th International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS (RAFA 2019 ), Prag, Czech Republic.

Kopic, A., Zappe, K., Scheichel, A., Schmidt, L. E., Spitzwieser, M., Pfeiler, G., Hacker, S., Haslik, W., Miedl, H., Schreiber, M., & Cichna-Markl, M. (2019). Aberrant DNA methylation of the ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter ABCA7 in breast cancer. Poster session presented at 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting, Salzburg, Austria.

Zappe, K., Spiegl-Kreinecker, S., & Cichna-Markl, M. (2019). Validation of a high resolution melting analysis method for simultaneous genotyping of three SNPs in the MGMT promoter. Poster session presented at 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting, Salzburg, Austria.

Pichler, A., Zappe, K., Stanoeva, J. P., Stefova, M., & Cichna-Markl, M. (2019). AUTHENTICATION OF POMEGRANATE IN FOOD BY DNA BARCODING. Poster session presented at 19th International Symposium and Summer School on Bioanalysis (19th ISSSB), Suior, Romania.

Wagner, C., Zappe, K., Glowania, A., Prescher, A., & Cichna-Markl, M. (2019). EXTRACTION OF GENOMIC DNA FROM ETHANOL- OR FORMALIN-FIXED LONG-TERM PRESERVED MUSEAL TISSUES. Poster session presented at 19th International Symposium and Summer School on Bioanalysis (19th ISSSB), Suior, Romania.





Aberrant DNA methylation of ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters in cancer

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker), Antonio Kopic (Contributor), Katja Zappe (Contributor), Lukas Emanuel Schmidt (Contributor), Alexandra Scheichel (Contributor) & Melanie Spitzwieser (Contributor)

8 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


FAST AND SIMULTANEOUS GENOTYPING OF 3 SNPS IN THE MGMT PROMOTER BY HIGH RESOLUTION MELTING ANALYSIS IN VARIOUS CANCER CELL LINES

Katja Zappe (Speaker), Sabine Spiegl-Kreinecker (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

8 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Application of PCR – high resolution melting (PCR-HRM) analysis in food and clinical analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

21 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Recent topics and results in food and clinical analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

20 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Lebensmittelallergien und –intoleranzen

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

1 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Differentiation of Berry Species in Foods by DNA Barcoding and High Resolution Melting (HRM) Analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

5 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Differentiation between wild boar and domestic pig in food products using real-time PCR

Maria Kaltenbrunner (Speaker), Walter Mayer (Contributor), Rupert Hochegger (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

25 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Food authentication by DNA barcoding and metabarcoding

Stefanie Dobrovolny (Contributor), Rupert Hochegger (Contributor), Doris Feurle (Contributor), Alexandra Wanka (Contributor), Iva Nikolikj (Contributor), Katja Zappe (Contributor), Milena Stojkovska (Contributor), Jasmina Petreska Stanoeva (Contributor), Marina Stefova (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

25 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identification of three Vaccinium species by DNA barcoding and high resolution melting (HRM) analysis

Alexandra Wanka (Speaker), Doris Feurle (Contributor), Iva Nikolikj (Contributor), Katja Zappe (Contributor), Milena Stojkovska (Contributor), Jasmina Petreska Stanoeva (Contributor), Marina Stefova (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

25 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Optimization and validation of assays for the determination of the DNA methylation status in regulatory regions of MGMT

Katja Zappe (Speaker), R.W. Qiu (Contributor), Andreas Böhm (Contributor), Sabine Sabine Spiegl-Kreinecker (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

25 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Using polyphenolic profile to find markers for authentication of pomegranate fruits and their products

Jasmina Petreska Stanoeva (Speaker), N. Peneva (Contributor), Marina Stefova (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

25 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - principle and application to DNA methylation analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

8 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Determination of the DNA methylation status of MGMT by MS-HRM and PSQ

Katja Zappe (Speaker), R.W. Qiu (Contributor), Andreas Böhm (Contributor), Sabine Sabine Spiegl-Kreinecker (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

4 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identification of 27 meat species by DNA (meta)-barcoding

Stefanie Dobrovolny (Speaker), Rupert Hochegger (Contributor), Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor), Thomas Weinmaier (Speaker), Jan Pechatschek (Contributor), Marion Blaschitz (Contributor), Alexander Indra (Contributor) & Peter Hufnagl (Contributor)

4 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Simultaneous determination of four frequently consumed game animal species in food using real-time PCR

Maria Kaltenbrunner (Speaker), Rupert Hochegger (Contributor) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

4 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The effect of aging and training on DNA methylation and gene expression in rat hippocampus

Georg Clemens Pretsch (Speaker) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

4 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Tierartendifferenzierung mittels DNA Metabarcoding

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker), Stefanie Dobrovolny (Contributor), Rupert Hochegger (Contributor), Marion Blaschitz (Contributor), Thomas Weinmaier (Speaker), Jan Pechatschek (Contributor), Alexander Indra (Contributor) & Peter Hufnagl (Contributor)

25 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identification of Berry Species and Cultivars by DNA Barcoding and High Resolution Melting (HRM) Analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

7 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identification of Berry Species and Cultivars by DNA Barcoding

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

2 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The role of real-time PCR in food analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

9 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


DNA methylation status of ABC transporters and multidrug resistance in cancer

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

5 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Lebensmittelallergien und –intoleranzen

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

3 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Looking for a Suitable Method to Determine the MGMT Promoter Methylation Status

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

6 Jul 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


DNA methylation – Function, role in human disease and analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

27 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


DNA methylation – Function, role in human disease and analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

11 Sep 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


DNA methylation – Function, role in human disease and analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

8 Sep 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Role of AMPA Receptor Subunits GluR1-GluR4 in Learning and Memory

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

15 Jul 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Quantifying the meat content to detect food adulteration – Challenges and strategies

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

29 Apr 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Triplex real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of mustard and celery in food

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

28 Jun 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Analysis of food allergens

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

28 May 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Detektion von genspezifischen Änderungen der DNA-Methylierung

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

23 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Multiple Food Allergen Analysis

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

27 Jun 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Main applications of real-time PCR in food analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

5 Apr 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Extraktion von DNA aus Langzeit-konservierten, Formalin-fixierten Geweben zur Amplifikation mittels real-time PCR.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

4 Mar 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Multiple spice allergen detection.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

26 Feb 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Applicability of a sandwich ELISA, two competitive ELISAs and a real-time PCR method for the detection of lupine in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

4 Jul 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Development and validation of a duplex real-time PCR method for the simultaneous detection of black, brown and white mustard in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

4 Jul 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Entwicklung und Validierung einer real-time PCR Methode zum Nachweis von weißem Senf (Sinapis alba) in Lebensmitteln.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

25 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Main applications of real-time PCR in food analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

23 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The role of real-time PCR in food analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

11 Apr 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Development and validation of a duplex real-time PCR method for the simultaneous detection of celery and white mustard in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

1 Nov 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Allergene und Lebensmittelintoleranz verursachende Substanzen in Getreide.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

26 Sep 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


DNA methylation analysis by high resolution melting.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

18 Sep 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


New strategies in sample clean-up for mycotoxin analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

19 May 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The role of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in food analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

18 May 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Development of analytical methods for mycotoxin and food allergen analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

13 Apr 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Development and validation of a duplex real-time PCR method for the simultaneous detection of celery and white mustard in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

17 Feb 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Food allergen analysis immunochemical versus DNA-based methods.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

14 Jan 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


New strategies in sample clean-up for mycotoxins.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

8 Nov 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Development of a duplex real-time PCR method to simultaneously detect sesame and peanut in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

21 Oct 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Comparison of different procedures to extract DNA from long-term preserved formalin fixed tissues for PCR amplification.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

15 Oct 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The role of the polymerase chain reaction in food analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

16 Sep 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The role of the polymerase chain reaction in food analysis.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

14 Sep 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Determination of bisphenol A in food and urine samples.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

7 Jul 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The problem of primer design in the development of a real-time PCR method for Brassica juncea

Martina Wolny (Speaker) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

7 Jul 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Validation of a sandwich-ELISA to detect lupine proteins in foods

Christina Ecker (Speaker) & Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

7 Jul 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Die Rolle der PCR in der Authentizitätsprüfung

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

19 May 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Multiplex real-time PCR for the simultaneous detection of allergenic foods

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

6 Nov 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Development of a duplex real-time PCR method to simultaneously detect potentially allergenic sesame and peanut in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

24 Aug 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Development of a QCM immunosensor to detect potentially allergenic sesame in food.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

24 Aug 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Antibodies and their replicae in microfluidic sensor systems - Labelfree quality assessment in food chemistry and medicine

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

8 Jun 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Replicae of antibodies - robust mass-sensitive sensors for allergens and other bioanalytes.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

26 May 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Kunststoffimmunglobuline zur Detektion von Sesamproteinen.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

29 Mar 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Gentechnik und Lebensmittelallergie

Margit Cichna-Markl (Invited speaker)

14 Nov 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Bestimmung von pflanzlichen Lebensmittelallergenen mittels PCR

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

28 May 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Bestimmung von Lebensmittelallergenen mittels der Real-time Polymerasekettenreaktion

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

25 Apr 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



New strategies for selective sample clean-up based on immunological methods for the determination of deoxynivalenol in food and feed samples.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

21 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Selektive Probenvorbereitung mit Sol-Gel-Immunaffinitätssäulchen zur Bestimmung von Deoxynivalenol.

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

23 Nov 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Probenvorbereitung in der Analyse von Mykotoxinen. Die Alternativen zu Einweg-Immunaffinitätssäulen

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

12 Sep 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Neue Ansätze in der Immunanalytischen Probenvorbereitung von DON

Margit Cichna-Markl (Contributor)

29 May 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Selective extraction with biomolecules entrapped by the sol-gel method

Margit Cichna-Markl (Speaker)

6 Feb 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of Analytical Chemistry

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T: +43-1-4277-52374

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