Understanding microbial lignin degradation in soil
CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
Prof T Bugg, Prof E M H Wellington
21 January 2019
Project Highlights. Understand microbiology of lignin degradation in soil. Identify novel lignin-degrading bacteria and enzymes. Application to resource recovery from landfill waste.
Soil microbes to mitigate climate change
Dr J Whitaker, Prof N Ostle
27 January 2019
Why is this project important?. Human populations are expected to increase by 50% to 9 billion by 2050 as climate change continues – together these changes will place unprecedented pressure on the Earth’s finite and fragile natural resources.