Research Projects (Third party funds)
Molecular Tools for Assessing the Bioremediation Potential in Organohalogen Contaminated Sites
Maroc EC Project (Molecular Tools for Assessing the Bioremediation Potential in Organohalogen Contaminated Sites), a consortium of 5 European labs, funded during the FP5. Code: EVK1-1999-00023
The objectives of this project were:
Characterisation of a representative number of sites concerning their pollution profile and metabolic potential by processing representative samples and data of contaminated sites.
Establish enrichment cultures to isolate a representative fraction of microorganisms with the desired metabolic potential.
Characterisation of the genetic information coding for the degradative potential of single isolates and mixed cultures.
Development of primers and probes, based on previously acquired data, and to verify their specificity using laboratory strains and new isolates and subsequent application of the primers to environmental samples.
- Microbial Interactions and Processes - Prof. Dr. Dietmar Pieper