Based at the Brixham Environmental Laboratory, we are a small, dedicated team of experienced consultants and researchers. Our collective goal is to provide ecologists and natural resource managers with the genomics-based analyses they need to reduce information gaps, facilitate decision-making and optimise intended outcomes.

At Applied Genomics, we come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problems in ecological assessment. Our motivation for developing our services has come from decades of real-world experience as professional marine and terrestrial ecologists. We're interested in how to best support our client's projects whilst balancing the needs of the natural environment. This requires an in-depth understanding of local biodiversity and of rare or inconspicuous species. Over time we have observed that established survey methods have had limited scope and focussed on a small number of indicator species. They could be slow to achieve results and costly to undertake, particularly in complex environments.

Our mission at Applied Genomics is to build a better understanding of where the wild things are. Given that we can only manage what we can measure, we understand the need for a comprehensive, rapid and reliable means to account for the state of biodiversity and for accurate insight into how it is affected by environmental pressures. Today we provide environmental DNA analysis services for biodiversity monitoring, environmental impact assessment, biosecurity surveillance, threatened species detection and more. Our solutions have been designed to suit local to landscape-scale assessments in every environment. Our approach is proven to be cost-effective, non-invasive, rapid, robust and achieves significantly improved delivery of ecological assessments with molecular accuracy.

Every project presents its own challenges for environmental management. We are the experts in designing real-world solutions to support your intended outcomes. Contact us today to see what solutions we can develop for you.

Sebastian Mynott

Chief Operations Officer
Principal Molecular Ecologist


Seb and the team are assisted by paid scientific advisors that we can call upon to assist us in solving complex problems, designing and test protocols, and to administer independent QC of our work.

Dr Alexandre de Menezes

Career Development Research Fellow, University of Salford

  • Environmental metagenomics
  • Soil microbial ecology
  • Metatranscriptomics

Dr Justin O'Grady

Lecturer in Medical microbiology & MRC New Investigator Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

  • Pathogen Ecology
  • Ancient DNA Techniques
  • NGS technologies

Dr Ricardo Silva

Lecturer in Statistics, Department of Statistical Science, University College London

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Bayesian statistics and inference