Developing a new tool...
To fill the gap between new genomic conservation approaches and DNA sequencing technologies, we are developing a miniaturized tool to automatically process samples into the field and accelerate biodiversity identification
Miniaturized device for plant samples
GenoRobotics is developing a unique miniaturized automated device for on-site use covering steps from sampling to data processing
CoWaS - Continuous Water Sampling
CoWaS project is to develop an automated instrument able to continuously sample water and extract DNA from this sample
enabling the use of DNA analysis...
Biologist and botanists have enlarged their toolbox thanks to the latest biotechnology advances
The cost reduction of next-generation sequencing is popularizing access to new genomic techniques in conservation. The standardization of barcoding coupled with biodiversity databases such as BOLD has increased the speed of species identification.
DNA barcoding for plant
The use of DNA barcoding has deeply impacted taxonomy over the last decade, evolving from a species detection method to a tool for the identification and discovery of new species
Environmental DNA for water samples
The emerging approaches such as Environmental DNA and Environmental DNA metabarcoding are unleashing and empowering new applications in biomonitoring, invasion biology, conservation biology and ecology.
to speed up data collection...
The developed device will enhance biodiversity monitoring by providing a new way to acquire data on ecosystems and biodiversity with the creation of a database integrating all the data collected
Field research tools
Bioinformatic tools will increase the device usefulness for biodiversity conservation and preservation by accelerating samples identification
...to tackle the biodiversity crisis
Today we face the 6th mass extinction in our planet’s history
Biodiversity preservation has become a major challenge of the XXIst century
How can Earth’s biodiversity and humans coexist in a world entering a new epoch: the Anthropocene
Repartition of biodiversity loss
On all continents, ecological disasters occur more frequently and biodiversity is the main casualty: the vertebrate population decreased by 60% in 40 years
Who are we ?
Head of evolutionary botany
GenoRobotics is an interdisciplinary project associating engineers, scientists and students towards the development of a portable device enabling field DNA analysis
Engineers and Scientists
GenoRobotics’ objectives are to support biodiversity research and preservation, to broaden access to genomic data and…
The versatil team is composed of
EPFL Student association
…to promote transversal education through student projects
Students benefit from: