Based in the Hoveton science park near Norwich, 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

Sebastian Mynott

Chief Operations Officer
Principal Molecular Ecologist


Our team are supported by scientific advisors that we can call upon to assist us in solving complex problems, designing and testing protocols, and to administer independent appraisal of our work.

Dr Garry Farnham

Research Fellow in Genomics, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth University

  • Genomics techniques
  • Plant pathology

Prof Willie Wilson

Director, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth

  • Molecular ecology
  • Marine ecology

Dr Rowena Stern

Molecular Ecology Research Scientist, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth

  • Bioinformatics
  • Marine ecology

Dr Justin O'Grady

Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

  • Pathogen Ecology
  • HTS & PCR techniques

Dr Alexandre de Menezes

Lecturer in Soil Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Environmental metagenomics
  • Soil microbial ecology

Dr Ricardo Silva

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

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Bayesian statistics and inference