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ID-Gene organizes a workshop on Environmental DNA for biodiversity monitoring and conservation
Where: INTECOL 2022 Congress Geneva, CICG, room 14
When: 31 August 2022, 9.00-11.00

ID-GENE SERVICES

ID-GENE offers fast, sensitive and reliable environmental DNA tests to governmental agencies and the industry. Our DNA tests respond to the growing demand for new tools for environmental impact assessment that complement or replace the traditional morphology-based methods.

Bioassessment and Biomonitoring

ID-GENE uses the high-throughput DNA sequencing technology applied to selected groups of bio-indicators to assess the ecological quality of aquatic ecosystems

Biodiversity Inventory

ID-GENE uses the high-throughput DNA sequencing technology to identify the community of animals, plants and microbes present in aquatic ecosystems

Species Detection

ID-GENE uses the high-throughput DNA sequencing technology for detection of selected species in environmental DNA samples.

ID-GENE fournit des tests génétiques rapides, sensibles et fiables pour la bioévaluation environnementale et la biosurveillance

Notre ambition est de dynamiser le travail des agences environnementales, des bureaux d’étude et des autorités au service de la protection de l’environnement, ainsi que de l’industrie, par l’usage de technologies à la pointe de la recherche scientifique en matière d’évaluation d’impact sur l’environnement. Nous favorisons l’innovation scientifique dans un esprit d’entreprise afin de rendre la génomique environnementale accessible et de garantir l’amélioration à long terme de la gestion des ressources environnementales.

ID-GENE bietet eine schnelle, empfindliche und zuverlässige Gentests für biologische Umweltbewertung und Uberwachung

Wir zielen darauf ab, Umweltagenturen und Umweltsberatungsfirmen, Behörden und die Industrie durch wegweisende wissenschaftliche Technologie zur Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung. Das Unternehmen arbeitet daran, die wissenschaftliche Innovation in einer unternehmerischen Denkweise zu fördern, um die Umweltgenomik zugänglich zu machen und die langfristige Verbesserung der Management der Umweltressourcen zu gewährleisten.

ID-GENE Products

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marine benthic monitoring

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diatoms molecular index

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WE DEVELOP eDNA TESTS TO SUIT YOUR SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Get in touch to discuss how ID-GENE can solve your environmental analysis needs

Proprietary algorithms

for environmental DNA data mining and biostatistical analysis

Solid scientific and technical expertise

and great knowledge in biodiversity

State-of-the-art laboratory facility

with access to the newest biotech equipment

High quality control at all stages of sample processing

from eDNA sampling, PCR amplification, to high-throughput sequencing

A versatile approach to address your present and future challenges

Flexibility and confidentiality
Cost-effective solutions
A qualified client support team, committed to assist you from design to results

Up to date reference database

of extensive environmental DNA data

What is environmental DNA (eDNA) ?

Environmental DNA (eDNA) adds a new dimension to traditional biosurveys. Besides chemical measurements, biological survey is an important part of assessing the quality of a water body. By studying the community of organisms, the qualitative status of the environment can be revealed. All the organisms leave their DNA behind, macroscopic animals, as well as smaller organisms. The water is full of DNA of different origin: microfauna, bacteria, meiofauna. Sampling just a few liters allows to recover a wide range of biodiversity.

Latest publications

Environmental DNA metabarcoding for benthic monitoring: A review of sediment sampling and DNA extraction methods

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding (parallel sequencing of DNA/RNA for identification of whole communities within a targeted group) is revolutionizing the field of aquatic biomonitoring. To date, most metabarcoding studies aiming to assess the ecological status of aquatic ecosystems have focused on water eDNA and macroinvertebrate bulk samples.

Patterns of eukaryotic diversity from the surface to the deep-ocean sediment

Remote deep-ocean sediment (DOS) ecosystems are among the least explored biomes on Earth. Genomic assessments of their biodiversity have failed to separate indigenous benthic organisms from sinking plankton. Here, we compare global-scale eukaryotic DNA metabarcoding datasets (18S-V9) from abyssal and lower bathyal surficial sediments and euphotic and aphotic ocean pelagic layers to distinguish plankton from benthic diversity in sediment material.

Monitoring newt communities in urban area using eDNA metabarcoding

Newts are amphibians commonly present in small ponds or garden pools in urban areas. They are protected in many countries and their presence is monitored through visual observation and/or trapping. However, newts are not easy to spot as they are small, elusive and often hidden at the bottom of water bodies.

Assessing the ecological quality status of the highly polluted Bagnoli area (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) using foraminiferal eDNA metabarcoding

Morphology-based benthic foraminifera indices are increasingly used worldwide for biomonitoring the ecological quality of marine sediments. The recent development of foraminiferal eDNA metabarcoding offers a reliable, time-, and cost-effective alternative to morphology-based foraminiferal biomonitoring. However, the practical applications of these new tools are still highly limited.

Benthic monitoring of oil and gas offshore platforms in the North Sea using environmental DNA metabarcoding

Since 2010, considerable efforts have been undertaken to monitor the environmental status of European marine waters and ensuring the development of methodological standards for the evaluation of this status. However, the current routine biomonitoring implicates time-consuming and costly manual sorting and morphological identification of benthic macrofauna.

Scientific and budgetary trade-offs between morphological and molecular methods for deep-sea biodiversity assessment

Deep-sea biodiversity, a source of critical ecological functions and ecosystem services, is increasingly subject to the threat of disturbance from existing practices (e.g., fishing, waste disposal, oil and gas extraction) as well as emerging industries such as deep-seabed mining. Current scientific tools may not be adequate for monitoring and assessing subsequent changes to biodiversity.

Expanding ecological assessment by integrating microorganisms into routine freshwater biomonitoring

Bioindication has become an indispensable part of water quality monitoring in most countries of the world, with the presence and abundance of bioindicator taxa, mostly multicellular eukaryotes, used for biotic indices. In contrast, microbes (bacteria, archaea and protists) are seldom used as bioindicators in routine assessments, although they have been recognized for their importance in environmental processes.

Biotic signals associated with benthic impacts of salmon farms from eDNA metabarcoding of sediments

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding can rapidly characterize the composition and diversity of benthic communities, thus it has high potential utility for routine assessments of benthic impacts of marine finfish farming. In this study, 126 sediment grab samples from 42 stations were collected at six salmon farms in British Columbia, Canada. Benthic community changes were assessed by both eDNA metabarcoding of metazoans and macrofaunal polychaete surveys.

ID-GENE ecodiagnostics

Laboratoire
109 ch. du Pont-du-Centenaire, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates
Office
2a ch. des Hutins, 1232 Confignon
Geneva, Switzerland

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