MDL becomes MOMA
MOMA emerged from the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) in 2008.
MDL was founded in 1997 by Torben Falck Ørntoft - at that time counting just four staff members - as a division of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby.
MOMA's staff has since grown to more than 170 members including six Professors, consultants, medical doctors, researchers, clinical academics, bioinformaticians, medical technologists and students.
In 2020 the current Head of Department, Chief physician Ole Halfdan Larsen joined MOMA, in 2021 the Leading Academic Anne Charlotte Jäger became part of the department management, which is completed by the Leading Research Professor.
MDL and MOMA have been providing genetical analyses to clinicians since 1996.
In 2000, the spin-out company Aros Applied Biotechnology A/S was founded, dedicated to microarrays and other biotechnological services. Aros joined Eurofins in 2013.
From 2003 to 2016 MOMA's Core Center for Microarrays has provided its services. It was associated with the Institute for Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University.
A NGS Core Center was established in January 2012 as a collaboration between Aarhus University Hospital, The Faculty of Health at Aarhus University and scientists at MOMA, providing sequencing services to researchers.