Soil Regeneration Biology – Emerging Technologies in Bioremediation
Microbial ability to degrade pollutants has demonstrated promising results in bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons-contaminated soils. However, large-scale adoption of bioremediation tools remains low due to inconsistency in efficacy.
In this talk, Dr Egidi will provide an overview of a study on the multiple abiotic and biotic factors that can influence the efficacy of bioremediation, highlighting their role in the design and employment of bioremediation management strategies for restoring natural habitats disturbed by organic pollutants.
Professor Singh will also share his insights as a result of his extensive research in the field of microbial ecology.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Professor Brajesh Singh is an internationally recognised expert in the field of microbial ecology. His research interests encompass functional microbial ecology, climate change and environmental biotechnology with particular focus on the role of microbes in ecosystem function and environmental sustainability.
Dr Eleonora Egidi is a soil microbial ecologist whose research focuses on investigating microbial biogeography, plant-soil-microbe interactions, and the mechanism underpinning microbial responses to environmental stressors.