Postal addressRue Godefroid 5/7
Contact nameJonathan Marescaux
Phone number+32 (0) 81 82 63 13
Corporate formSA
Corporate affiliation
Present work areaLocal Regional National International
Future work areaLocal Regional National International
Main activitiesmolecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, biological conservation, ecology
Field of applicationBarcoding, Risk assessment, Metabarcoding, Species inventories, Bioindication, Sewage input/output, BQE assessment, EQR calculation, Ecological status, Biodiversity evaluation, Alien species, Conservation Biology, Food security, Genetic markers, Habitat Directive, Invasive species, European Water Framework
Directive, European Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Pressure diagnosis, Protected species, qPCR, ddPCR
Expertise(1) biodiversity monitoring and species detection through environmental DNA (eDNA) (2) integrative taxonomy (DNA barcoding, phylogeography, population genetics) and (3) development and validation of eDNA protocols, methods and indicators.
Target ecosystemsAll surface freshwater, Lakes
Ponds, Rivers, Marine water, Brackish water, Groundwater, Terrestrial ecosystems, Soils
Target species or taxonomic groupFlora: Algae (including diatoms),
Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Spermatophytes, Fungi and lichens (including Myxomycetes)
Bacteria and Archaea, Protists,
Virus (animal/human/plant), Phages and plasmids, Yeast and fungi
Macrofossils (Vertebrates/invertebrates)
Microfossils (microorganisms/micro-remains of fauna and flora)
Invertebrates: Arthropods – Insects
Arthropods – Arachnids, Arthropods -Crustaceans/Myriapods,
Nematods and Oligochaetes,
Porifera (sponges), Mollusca (bivalves/gastropods/cephalopods),
Vertebrates: Fishes, Amphibians,
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals
Sample typesBulk, Biological tissues, Water
Blood, Biofilm, Feather, Sediments, Hair, Soil, Feaces, Honey/Hive products
Professional organisation membershipUPGE, The Shift, Solar Impulse, UWE


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