International Summer School
University of Torino, Italy
Tuesday July 10th – Friday July 13th 2018
Sponsored by LIFE BIOREST project
Organized by University of Turin and Consorzio Italbiotec
The summer school will investigate conventional and innovative remediation approaches that can be effectively used to manage contaminated soils.
Traditional techniques to treat contaminated land and groundwater are technically limited, inefficient and poorly environmentally sustainable, considering the management timescales and environmental impacts involved. This leads to uncertainty in decision-making (e.g. remediation technology selection and management strategies) and inefficient use of resources.
Bioremediation offers an intriguing alternative to traditional approaches. Fungi, bacteria and plants may evolve adaptation skills that help them to populate contaminated ecological niche. Processes based on microorganisms and plants have been already investigated, showing how they could act against pollutants. Their transformation into less hazardous molecules would help to improve the soil quality and ultimately restore its ecological services.
The objectives are to:
Botanic Garden, University of Turin, Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli 25, Turin, Italy
The school is designed for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, working in universities, public and private research centers or private companies. Applications are welcome from all countries. The participation is free of charge. In order to attend the summer school CV, motivation letter and Application Module should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to 20 Participants will be selected.
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