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About Galantos Genetics

About Us

Galantos Genetics is a specialist laboratory run by academics that offers genetic testing as a service, as well as developing new genetic and forensic tests. Genetic tests are performed at the Mainz site; for new test development, there is close cooperation with the American company Independent Forensics. 


Our Qualifications

All tests performed at Galantos Genetics are carried out according to the strictest working procedures (SOPs, standard operating procedures). The company meets all common German and European quality standards. The Galantos Genetics laboratory is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Our project manager Dr. Karl Reich is accredited according to the American standards of the NFSTC and the FBI.

Successful participation in the GEDNAP proficiency tests. Successful participation in the proficiency tests.

Laboratory management

The laboratory is managed by Dr. Ulrike Schacker and Martin Schatzl.

Dr. Schacker is in charge of the laboratory and has been a recognized parentage expert for many years. Mr. Martin Schatzl mainly deals with the administrative business of the laboratory.


Professor Dr. Maelicke completed his professional career as a professor of biochemistry at two American universities, a Max Planck Institute and two German universities. In the past 20 years, he increasingly conducted industrial R&D projects, in particular with the companies Bayer and Janssen-Cilag. From January 2000 to September 2003, he was a member of the Executive Board of Biofrontera Pharmaceuticals in Leverkusen as CSO (Chief Scientific Officer), where he developed, among other things, an active substance in the field of allergies up to Phase IIa.

Dr. Karl Reich was trained as a molecular biologist at Cornell, UCLA and Harvard Universities and spent several years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and at Stanford University in California. He was a laboratory manager in the GLP protein synthesis and quality control divisions at Abbott in the US for 6 years before founding Independent Forensics in Lombard, Illinois in 2002. He is currently CSO of Independent Forensics.

Professor Dr. Maelicke