PROJECT 1:  Optimizing Bioremediation for Risk Reduction Using Integrated Bioassay, Non-Target Analysis and Genomic Mining Technique
 
PROJECT LEADERSHIP

Thomas Young, Ph.D.

Project Leader

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of California, Davis

Frank Loge, Ph.D.

Project Co-Leader

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of California, Davis

 

SUMMARY

Bioremediation is often limited for superfund site remediation by slow transformation rates and/or buildup of transformation products, possibly having higher toxicity than the parent compounds. This project will demonstrate significant improvements in bioremediation via a multi-prong effort involving non-target chemical analysis, a comprehensive suite of bioassays and enzyme engineering. It will thus lead to reductions in human exposure to bioactive compounds and to more rapid and effective site cleanups, making it of direct interest to Superfund Research Program stakeholders, especially communities like the Yurok Tribe that face unknown contamination scenarios.

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Contact

Email us:   superfund@ucdavis.edu

Phone us:   530-754-8879