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.

DNA Waterscan

DNA Waterscan

Funded by Gieskes-Strijbis Foundation

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 ...

GEANS - Genetic Ecosystem Assessments North Sea Region

GEANS - Genetic Ecosystem Assessments North Sea Region

EU Interreg project

Several EU directives and OSPAR guidelines require transnational sustainable management of marine resources. Benthic organisms are key components in environmental impact assessments and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Diet analysis sandeel

Diet analysis sandeel

Collboration with WUR Marine

Sandeels form an important link between plankton and top predators such as large terns, seals and porpoises. In order to unravel the food web, BioMon partners Naturalis and BaseClear examine the stomach contents of sand eels from the North Sea ...

Ecotoxicological effects on communities through eDNA techniques

Ecotoxicological effects on communities through eDNA techniques

Funded by GENERADE

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 ...

Relationship between eDNA concentration and species densities

Relationship between eDNA concentration and species densities

Funded by GENERADE

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 ...