Last week Kristian Meissner (PhD) from the Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, visited us to discuss ongoing and future projects. Currently, we process finnish macrozoobenthos samples for metabarcoding. Using our state-of-the-art metabarcoding protocols we are working on a developing more reliable and cheaper water quality assessment routines than possible with morphology-based methods. We would like to thank Kristian for his visit and are looking forward to future cooperations.
Picture 1: The samples from Finland contain hundreds of specimens. For DNA extraction we dry them over night to remove the ethanol in wich the samples were stored.