LIFE Biorest takes part in BIOBIO 2017

6th International Symposium on Biosorption and Biodegradation/Bioremediation

Prague, 25-19 June, 2017

LIFE Biorest participate in BIOBIO 2017, the VI International Congress dedicated to Bioremediation.
Since 1995 BIOBIO is considered an important platform for researchers interested in the remediation of contaminated sites to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and promote international collaborations. BIOBIO highlights the latest scientific advances and cutting-edge methodological approaches in bioremediation and biodegradation, understands and addresses trends in research and encourages the participation of young scientists in the early stages of their career.

University of Turin team led by Prof. Cristina Varese, will illustrate objectives, strategy and results achieved so far  by LIFE Biorest project, in particular the important research of high-capacity screening of fungal strains to degrade hydrocarbons and benzene mixtures. The Turin team plays the fundamental role of coordination of the first phase of the project, focused on the selection of the most perfomers microbial consortia for in situ treatment of contaminated soil.

The research team belongs to Mycotheca Universitatis Taurinenesis (MUT) mycological collection of the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology of the University of Turin. One of the most important banks of fungal biodiversity in Italy, characterized by a high systematic value, ecological and application.

Abstract: Bioremediation of contaminated land by autochtonous fungi: life-biorest strategy

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