MALDIID is specialised in micro-organism identification ranging from bacteria, yeast, fungi to insects. We apply innovative mass spectrometry to identify these micro-organisms by comparing fingerprints with our reference database. We have specialised modules:
• RHIZO-ID focuses on identifying rhizobia in legume root nodules. They are crucial in the amount of nitrogen fixed which is directly linked to yields. This service helps farmers to understand the success of inoculation.
• BACTO-ID focuses on identification of a large range of bacteria in the environment.
• SPECTRA-ID focuses on laboratories that already use this technology but where the database is limited.
• INSECT-ID focuses currently on mosquito, aphid, sandfly and tick. We can identify the species using each life stage and are keen to expand to other important insects for agriculture or biosecurity.


  • Address
    50A Hanlon Street

    Hamilton Hill
    6163
  • Country of origin
    Australia
  • Key Contact
    Dr Sofie De Meyer
  • Phone Number
    0451505456
  • Year Established
    2017
  • Awards/recognition

    • 40U40 Award 2019 by Business News
    • Inaugural Woodside STEM excellence award at 40U40 2019
    • Agriculture and aquaculture entrepreneurship program grant 2018
    • Science and Innovation awards for young people in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 2018
    • Harvest Accelerator 2018 round 1 cohort and winner of the Agworld Agribusiness Leadership prize
    • WA Innovator of the year emerging innovation category finalist 2017
    • Innovation Vouchers Program from the WA state government 2017
    • Murdoch University Vice Chancellor’s award for Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 2017
    • Start Something Atomic Sky Innovation Prize 2016: Business mentoring program

  • Supported Regions

    All of Australia

  • Data ownership policy

    Customer owns all data and has complete autonomy to choose if/when/how to provide access to data to third parties

  • Data privacy and security policy

    We maintain a secure cloud environment where data is curated, quality controlled and stored, so it can be re-purposed for a positive benefit.

Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to our legal statement .