What is a Microbiome Analyst?
Traditionally, in order to study microbes (bacteria, archaea, protists, algae, fungi) it was necessary to grow them in a laboratory. However, many of the microorganisms living in complex environments, such as water and wastewater, have proven difficult or even impossible to grow in culture. Next generation DNA technologies are able to identify nearly all of the microbes, which are referred to as a microbiome.
Microbiome DNA data opens a new window into the hidden microbial world of water. A Microbiome Analyst makes sense of the sequencing data and uses their scientific expertise to provide a more intimate understanding of the system’s biological performance. They will identify opportunities to improve the efficiency, resiliency and sustainability of your water or wastewater systems and focus on providing an attractive return-on-investment (ROI).
Benefits of a Microbiome Analyst
You do not need to be a DNA expert
DNA sequencing can be overwhelming if you have not been professionally trained. A Microbiome Analyst has the right combination of qualifications, know-how, and leading DNA technology to provide next generation DNA analysis solutions that are tailored to your unique needs.
Return-on-Investment (ROI) Driven
Prior to commencing with a DNA analysis program, your Microbiome Analyst will work with you to identify and quantify the ROI potential. With a mutually agreeable ROI model, your Microbiome Analyst will provide the needed guidance to select the right DNA solutions that are tailored to meet your unique needs and ROI objectives.
Convert Microbiome Data into Knowledge and Bottom-line Results
Working with you and your team, your Microbiome Analyst will convert large amounts of DNA data into key insights and actionable recommendations. His/her recommendations will be focused on achieving stated ROI objectives that were established at the beginning of your program.
Your Microbiome Analyst will remain available to provide answers to your questions and help solve whatever biological problems or opportunities you want to solve on an ongoing basis.