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.


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 (https://shap-conference.com) 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.
Water and Waste is the one in the magazine dealing with environmental management. In the article that is signed by Dr. Anastasia Chasapi it is described the innovative solutions offered by DNA Sequence in water biomonitoring:

"The detection of microbial load in water supply and wastewater treatment systems are constantly evolving processes, necessary for the protection of public health and safety. The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the need to develop effective biomonitoring methods and the need to broaden the targeted detection of a specific microbial spectrum in water, as defined by current safety protocols (ISO / TC 147 / SC 4). Especially during the last year, urban wastewater has been used as a trustworthy indicator of SARS-CoV-2 strains, both nationally and globally (Alygizakis 2021, Peccia 2020).

DNA Sequence takes microbial detection to the next level, adopting state-of-the-art technologies that allow the identification of all known and unknown microorganisms found in water, air or surface samples, as opposed to the routine control that is usually performed. The approach followed, which is based on innovative methods of Metagenomic analysis and bioinformatics data processing, is very fast. This allows microbial monitoring at checkpoints in almost real time, allowing for timely mediation and action if deemed necessary.

The company, in its two years of life, has established commercial and research collaborations in a wide range of activities, such as health, animal husbandry, water quality control, tourism and the food industry, where it implements the novel Biosurveillance
system it offers. Indicatively, DNASequence has collaborated with INTRAKAT AETE where it evaluated the microbial imprint on the ground of the old airport Ellinikon which is currently under urban reconstruction, while it has signed a collaboration agreement with
the company Constrat that operates in the field of water supply - sewerage, for bio-monitoring of selected water supply and biological treatment in Greece. Sampling isperformed in selected boreholes and wastewater treatment plants in order to identify all
microorganisms and the findings are used complementary to the required indicators to ensure water quality and safety. The future goal is to adopt this model systematically and on a large scale, in order to create an integrated control system for timely detection of the
spread of pathogenic microorganisms throughout the water supply chain.

New generation DNA sequencing technologies, one of which is Metagenomics, are the
future of Biosafety and Bio-monitoring applications. These technologies have already moved
dynamically from purely research towards commercial applications, with examples in critical areas such as water quality assurance (Brumfield 2020), nosocomial infection control(Greninger 2017), and even the International Space Station (Be 2017). The use of
Metagenomics in combination with the effective analysis of complex data produced by Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence methods, compose a powerful tool in the detection of unknown biological threats that until recently were invisible through traditional control