Imagine mapping the genome of the ecosystem, opening avenues of research never before available.
That’s what’s possible at the Great Lakes Genomics Center, the nation’s first research center dedicated solely to the application of groundbreaking genomic and molecular tools to issues of freshwater management and health.
School of Freshwater Sciences researchers are internationally recognized for their expertise in using genomics to address pollution concerns in freshwater. They are at the cutting-edge of a field that will drive water management best practices and inform domestic and international water policy in the 21st century.
The Great Lakes Genomics Center’s research is central to all phases of freshwater protection and management — measuring ecosystem health; identifying the introduction of invasive species; characterizing bacteria in water, wastewater and beaches; sequencing COVID strains in wastewater; sequencing critical species in the Great Lakes and aquaculture; measuring the impacts of chemicals and other stressors on freshwater organisms; and linking the health of aquatic species to human health