Project Number # 4521-16
Project Leader: Eddie Tsyrlin
Current biomonitoring approach of streams is slow and lacks precision. The project explores the use of DNA approaches for taxonomic studies and rapid detection of invertebrate species in various freshwater habitats. We hope that this study will lead towards the development of DNA barcoding method to allow identification of invertebrate species from a water sample.
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Weeks, Prof Ary Hoffmann & Dr Melissa Carew [University of Melbourne] and Dr Rhys Coleman [Melbourne Water]
Sponsor: Melbourne Water
Mentor: Shaun Cox [WaterRA Chair, Inxure Strategy Group]