What's Living in Your Water?™
Current methods can only see 1% or less.
Tom Fitzwilliams, Wastewater Team Leader, MSA Professional Services, Inc.
Jeremy Cramer, Senior Process Specialist, Donahue & Associates
Ann-Perry Witmer PE, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC
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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.
- 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
The 2018 Microbiome Water Summit will be held in New Orleans during WEFTEC (Saturday 9/29 to Wednesday 10/3) at Calcasieu, located two blocks from WEFTEC. The purpose is to advance water-related health, sustainability, and investment returns through the application of...read more
DNA Signature of Digester Microbiomes Linked to Design, Operations, Treatment and Performance, in Microbe Detectives’ Inaugural Study
Microbe Detectives published its inaugural Microbiome Study “Performance Comparison of Biogas Anaerobic Digesters Using DNA Sequencing” today. 60 samples plus operating data from 21 digesters were analyzed representing a variety of industries, feedstocks, reactor...read more
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