Innovation

Our innovative scientific research benefits from concrete practical issues in order to choose its focus and know the needs. The different genetic techniques for genetic BioMonitoring can be further improved by the rapid developments in genetic research and available equipment and techniques. Our customers benefit directly from this.

Our innovative projects are therefore the foundation for our services & products. We focus our research on optimizing analysis techniques, improving data analysis and ecological interpretation. Our goal is to improve the genetic methods for BioMonitoring and ecosystem analyzes.

Scientific research: Determining ecotoxicological effects on com

Scientific research: Determining ecotoxicological effects on com

In collaboration with CML and Naturalis

Although in the field of ecotoxicology, the determination of toxicity of, for example, pesticides in our environment, often happens through standardized lab experiments of high quality, the results of this kind of experiments cannot be translated into natural ...

Scientific research: Macrozoobenthos for habitat integrity

Scientific research: Macrozoobenthos for habitat integrity

For the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (KRM) and the Water Framework Directive (WFD), macrozoobenthos is an important indicator group. BioMon partners Naturalis and BaseClear are researching how we can optimize DNA metabarcoding methods to ...

Relationship between eDNA concentrations and abundance of specie

Relationship between eDNA concentrations and abundance of specie

In order to explain why species decrease, the natural and unnatural changes in the living communities in which these species live must be understood. In addition to the amount of species in these communities, it also concerns how many of the individuals ...

DNA Waterscan

DNA Waterscan

Commissioned by Naturalis

The goal of DNA Waterscan is to develop an expert system for water quality diagnosis, based on metabarcoding of macrofauna. We aim for i) a DNA library containing DNA barcodes of all 2.250 species of Dutch freshwater macrofauna, ii) optimized DNA ...

Invasive exotics in Sloehaven Vlissingen

Invasive exotics in Sloehaven Vlissingen

On behalf of the NVWA, BioMon partner Naturalis and GiMaRIS have researched genetic detection of exotics in the port of Vlissingen. To this end, water samples, soil samples, scrape samples from quays and poles and vegetated PVC sheets (fouling plates) ...