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”
Autumn Fisher, Operations Research Coordinator, City of Fond du Lac
Dr. Andrew Jacque, Founder, Water Quality Investigations
“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
“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
“…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
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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 prestigious BREW Seed Accelerator program, the Rice University Business Plan Contest and by the Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Leadership: John Tillotson MS, CEO, Trevor Ghylin PhD, CTO and Tony Dallmier 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
Milwaukee, WI – January 9, 2017 – Environmental Business Specialists, LLC (EBS), a Louisiana-based independent wastewater consulting and training company, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in metagenomic services, today announced a multi-year...
River Bend Labs and Microbe Detectives Partner to Eliminate Guesswork in Industrial Wastewater Systems
Milwaukee, WI – November 9, 2016 – River Bend Labs, a Missouri-based biotech troubleshooting, optimization and nutrient products company, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in metagenomic services, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through...
Bourbon Street in New Orleans frequently has stagnant water sitting along the curbs at all hours of the day rain or shine. This phenomenon is somewhat unusual and is likely due to inadequate drainage as the street is more than 100 years old and doesn’t slope...