Helen Rees

Director – ADAS Biotechnology

Dr Helen Rees is a Director within the ADAS biotechnology team and leads the environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis service for Great Crested Newt.

She is a molecular biologist with 19 years of research experience and is the ADAS biotechnology lead for the development and leads the environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis service. In recent years, she has developed the eDNA business to include metabarcoding approaches for community analysis and qPCR-based methods supporting the detection of both invasive and at-risk aquatic species. Helen has published a number of peer reviewed articles on eDNA methodologies, prion diseases and extremophiles.