What's Living in Your Water?™
Our analysis illuminates nearly 100% of the microbiology.
Current methods can only see 1% or less.
Order our DNA analysis online and receive a water sample collection kit. Register your collected sample online then ship to our lab for advanced DNA sequencing.
Eliminate the guesswork with your water microbiome by seeing the entire microbiological picture in terms of what microbes are present, what they are doing, and what action should be taken.
“…it answers questions that have gone unanswered”
“Microbe Detectives provides a valuable service to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize wastewater treatment plants by providing comprehensive data on nitrifiers, phosphorus removing bacteria, filaments and foamers.”
Tom Fitzwilliams, Wastewater Team Leader, MSA Professional Services, Inc.
“The cost of routine DNA analyses is pretty minimal the way I see it because of the overall impact it has for our municipal wastewater operation. We see cost savings in energy and chemicals that provide an attractive return on investment, plus we are able to improve our ability to comply with increasingly stringent regulations.”
Jeremy Cramer, Senior Process Specialist, Donahue & Associates
“…Microbe Detectives was the key to identifying and fixing serious problems in the distribution system so we could protect public health and minimize risk for the water utility. Finding these problems with typical investigation techniques could have taken months of effort. In fact, the problem may not have been detected until a health crisis occurred, since the municipality lacks the resources to perform routine facility inspections.”
Ann-Perry Witmer PE, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC
Memberships and Associations
Microbe Detectives Leadership and Advisory Board
Founded in 2013 by Trevor Ghylin during his Ph.D. work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Microbe Detectives accelerated the adoption of genomic technology in water testing applications. We were selected by the Water Council’s BREW Accelerator program, Rice University Business Plan Contest and Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Leadership: John Tillotson MS, CEO and Trevor Ghylin PhD. Advisory Board: Dr. Jay Bayne, Dr. Lynn E. Broaddus, Dr. Glen Daigger, Dr. William Dougan, Walter A. Foskett, Dr. David E.J. Garman, Dr. Andrew Jacque, Emad S. Isaac, Casey Nowicki, Ron Pote and Pat Whalen.
Dr. Trevor Ghylin PhD, PE
- DNA tech is being used to unlock the mystery of the microbiological world, with a focus on anaerobic digestion, methane production, and biological nutrient removal
- Trinity River Authority used DNA data to reduce annual operating expenses by nearly $500,000
- Technology innovators are changing what is possible in wastewater purification, disinfection, synthetic microbial solutions and much more . . .
Recent Blog Posts
Video recordings of all presentations, case studies and panel discussions featured at the inaugural Microbiome Water Summit are now available for free. Please pass this along to your colleagues and professional networks. Learn how: DNA tech is being used to unlock the...read more
We hope to see you at Microbe Detectives' Microbiome Water Summit 2017! The Microbiome Water Summit 2017 is Microbe Detectives' inaugural leadership summit, where leading experts will explore the application of modern DNA science and technology to help optimize the...read more
August 28, 2017 - Mr. Ralph Wagner joined Microbe Detectives today as the Vice President of Business Development. He will be focusing on developing corporate partnerships to optimize wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions in the areas of...read more