Development of harmful algal bloom monitoring methods and forecast system for sustainable aquaculture and coastal fisheries in Chile (Monitoring of algae in Chile)

MACH project publishes a scientific paper on “Suitcase Lab” for rapid and on-site detection of specific harmful algae in Chilean coastal waters


  In November 2020, Chilean and Japanese researchers in the MACH project published a research paper entitled “Suitcase Lab: New portable and deployable equipment for rapid detection of specific harmful algae in Chilean coastal waters” in Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

  This paper introduces the process of water sampling from the field, DNA extraction, and LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) to detect the target harmful algae (Alexandrium catenella as a model species which is a major problem in Chile) was performed in 2 hours.


Detection of harmful algae species using a suitcase lab was previously introduced on our website ( We are greatful to announce that the results were published as a paper this time.

  This paper is published as “Open Access” and can be obtained from the following site. Please click here for the details.