I am a PostDoc in the Steinke lab developing and optimizing methods to assess species biodiversity using DNA based methods. These focus currently on bulk invertebrate samples metabarcoding, but I am also involved in genome skimming, probe capture, and mitogenomics approaches around the globe. The strength of my research lies in tackling bioinformatics as well as laboratory problems and thorough protocol evaluations. I am also a strong believer in openly sharing and communicating your science, and thus am active on Twitter (@VascoElbrecht) and PrePrints.