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DNASequence is pleased to announce the launch of a new water Biomonitoring pilot project in collaboration with EYDAP. The application, which focuses on the detection of somatic coliphage viruses in non-treated water, is aligned with the new requirements on water safety as defined by the revised EU (2020/2184) drinking water directive and constitutes the first such application for Greece.
DNA Sequence is pleased to announce its recognition as Company Of The Year and Top Genomics Solution Provider in Europe and UK, awarded by the internationally renowned magazine Life Sciences Review.

This honour fills us not only with gratitude but, most importantly with responsibility for the future path and goals of the company.

For the first time in Greece, Metagenomics analysis will be applied for the purpose of nosocomial infection mapping.

The project will be realized in collaboration with the School of Medicine of UOA and specifically with the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Lagiou and Assistant Prof. Dr. Magiorkinis.

We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Kotanidou, i.e. the project lead, for the trust and collaboration, as well as the President of the UOA School of Medicine Prof. Dr. Gerasimos Siasos
The current edition of Days of Art in Greece, presents the Archaeogene technology, which was developed by the high-tech company DNASequence and allows the study of deterioration and the reveal of the microbial biodiversity, to protect cultural heritage and works of art.

DNASequence applied the Archaeogene technology for the first time at the Holy Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem. A similar case is the Eupalineo Trench in Samos, one of the most important projects in the history of construction engineering, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


DNA SEQUENCE, with a sense of responsibility and respect, listening to the needs in the field of the conservation of cultural goods and our cultural heritage in general, is pleased to announce the realization of a project, in collaboration with the Conservation Department of the National Gallery, on the study of the identification of microbial diversity in a cultural asset, and specifically in a work by Konstantinos Maleas (1879-1928). DNA Sequence, on samples obtained in a non-invasive way, carried out an analysis of the microbial footprint on the surface of the work, using metagenomic and bioinformatics methods.

The generated results of the metagenomic analysis of the samples taken provide an insight into the microbial footprint of the panel. The results of the analyses provided us with information to enable the assessment of the microbial status of the project, the correlation of the microbial biodiversity developed between the different surfaces and the definition of a biological reference point as a comparison of future samples taken from the same panel after the restoration works.

DNA SEQUENCE would like to thank the National Gallery for their trust and cooperation.
DNA Sequence SRL is pleased to announce the realization of a Biosafety audit with Metagenomics at the Athens Naval Hospital. The audit and sampling was carried out with great success in catering areas. Our company would like to thank the management and staff of the Athens Naval Hospital, for the cooperation and the trust shown in our technology and our qualified staff.
DNA Sequence is pleased to announce its participation in the 2nd International Conference on "Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture". DNA Sequence presented at the Conference its innovative technologies for the protection of the world's cultural heritage. Τhe company's scientific team also presented the work and results on "Archaeogenomics for the microbiota characterization of the Holy Aedicule, of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem".
DNA Sequence is pleased to announce its participation in the 2nd Greek-Chinese International Conference on Environment and Culture, which will be held digitally from 17-19 September 2021.

The 2nd International Conference ( is one of the activities of the "Sino-Hellenic Academic Project" of the Hellenic Culture Research Centre, the Yellow River Culture Research Centre in Greece and the Collaborative Innovation Centre for Yellow River Culture and Sustainable Development.

At the conference, the results of the application of the unique technology of DNA Sequence Archaeogene, which was applied in collaboration with Professor Ioannis Lyritzis, will be presented on archaeological finds from the Mycenaean settlement at Kastrouli in Fokida. More specifically, through the publication "Whole Genome Sequencing Approach Revealed Microbial Species in Mycenaean Period Associated Residual Plant Biomass: First Results", new technologies for sequencing microbial DNA from archaeological finds will be presented that can provide valuable information for Αrchaeometry.

The Conference is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Region of Central Greece, the Municipality of Delphi and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Hellenic Republic.  In addition, it is officially supported by the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, many Greek and foreign Universities, the Hellenic Pharmaceutical Association and other organizations.