Gary Andersen tapped for tracking water pathogens in Marin County

18 Jan 2017

The San Geronimo Valley Planning Group has tapped Berkeley Lab and Gary Andersen, developer of the PhyloChip, to test the water to determine the sources that are contributing bacterial pathogens. The PhyloChip can identify and measure relative abundance of more than 50,000 microbial taxa, which in this context provides a “fingerprint” so contaminant sources can be tracked.

New Technology Helps Pinpoint Sources of Water Contamination

5 Oct 2016

Research led by Drs. Eric Dubinsky and Gary Andersen, microbial ecologists at Berkeley Lab’s Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, was published recently in the journal Water Research in an article titled, “Microbial source tracking in impaired watersheds using PhyloChip and machine-learning classification.”