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Testing integrated gm-rhizoremediation systems for soil bioremediation

Objective

This project intends to advance rhizoremediation - the combined application of plants and root zone bacteria for soil cleaning - in two essential aspects. (1) GM bacteria engineered for in site PCB degradation, will be further developed as bio monitoring strains, i.e., to signal the presence of the pollutant in plant and soil and the efficacy of the bioremediation strains. (2) Molecular detection methods for tracking GM degrader bacteria in the environment will be developed to detect and quantify the GM strains under environmental conditions. Molecular tools may also be used to monitor GM strains following a planned deliberate release. A detailed risk assessment of the GM strains and bioremediation technology will be prepared resulting in a set of guidelines for regulatory authorities and end users.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CARLOW
Address
Kilkenny Road
41 Carlow
Ireland

Participants (7)

DANISCO A/S
Denmark
Address
1,Langebrogade 1
1001 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
2,Flemingovo Nam. 2
166 10 Praha 6
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
NOVA RESEARCH INC.
United States
Address
Elkin Street, Suite 230
22300 Alexandria
THE UNIVERSITY OF TUEBINGEN
Germany
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 5
72074 Tuebingen
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Cantoblanco, Carretera De Colmenar Viejo
28049 Madrid
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road, Presentation Buildings
30 Cork