June 30, 2016

The last week of June was a big one: time was up, stress was on, sleep was lost. Naiara had to face her first formal PhD assessment for the end of her first year (IA), and Judith had to face the even more daunting 2nd year Internal Evaluation (IE), which someone has st...

June 6, 2016


“Monday, May 16th, 2016, is a big date for us. That’s when we started our first, maiden, holy, MiSeq run, using our new toy, and completing a sequence of events that kept making every lab member holding their breath for the previous 2 months (nearly…). But we did it....

April 4, 2016


It was that time of the year again! Right when the academic season heats up to its scorching hottest (figuratively, of course), that big fat week in Pembrokeshire arrived, so someone had to drop everything else, rally the troops, count the students, and jump on a coac...

March 18, 2016

This month we plunged into new, dark waters. The murky sea of Industry! Well, not quite that dramatically, in fact.


As you might know, Judith Bakker’s project is about pioneering eDNA-based biodiversity assessment in Caribbean waters, and she is supported for this...

February 22, 2016

Dr. Owen Wangensteen comes Salford to join the SeaDNA project!


Owen has a wealth of experience in marine biology and the application of molecular techniques, most recently using this knowledge in metabarcoding of eDNA from marine environments in Spain – a perfect backg...

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